A slice of silliness, much needed today :>o
The koala machine was a Christmas present. It sounded like, 'Duh-duh-duh-duhrrr' :>)



The koala machine

Small red ridged switch clicks, two Duracells whirr,
  two-bar waltz sounds on repeat;
plastic forms whizz by in grey, white, brown blur,
  spurs on their hands and their feet...

We are the koalas who climb and then slide,
  Dusty and Snowy and Alf,
scaling brown tree for our yellow ramp ride,
  routine is good for our health...


Afternoon, evening, and all Boxing Day,
  children stare under a spell;
snow falls yet nobody hastens to sleigh,
  Grandad frowns, 'Are they quite well?'...

We are the koalas who climb and then slide,
  Dusty and Snowy and Alf,
scaling green tree for our yellow ramp ride,
  routine is good for our health...


Overnight batteries sputter and stop;
  arm breaks. 'We'll make him like new!'
Christmas dosh splurged in the best hardware shop,
  Alfie requires special glue...

We are the koalas who climb and then slide,
  Dusty and Snowy and Alf,
scaling green tree for our yellow ramp ride,
  routine is good for our health...


Not built to last past a couple of years,
  all was top-shelfed in spare room,
yet some folks swear, if they perk up their ears,
  three voices sing from box tomb...

We are the koalas who climb and then slide,
  Dusty and Snowy and Alf,
scaling green tree for our yellow ramp ride,
  routine is good for our health...




Poetry by Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-07-21 at 14:35

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jim The PoetBay support member heart!
I always appreciate a bit of silliness, as well as sweet, which this is (very much so).

A pleasure to read, as always.

jim
2021-07-23


Miles T. Ranter
I've never heard of the koala machine before, so thanks for the link to the video, which is interesting and was fun to watch. And your poem is a lot of fun, too, Coo.
2021-07-22


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A very nice poem and, as the video shows, one that accurately describes its subjects. After four children, we have accumulated quite a few of those entombed toys.
2021-07-21


Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Delight! We have found a video of the koala machine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFGnR75KYls

(^v^)
2021-07-21


Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
How wonderful! We all need a bit of koala silliness.
2021-07-21