Who liked to run and swim?
While shining like a precious pearl,
At home or down the gym.
She opened up her purse,
To buy a cup of tea,
And got attacked by the curse.
The person that you hate”.
He shouted now, you see, you see,
Which put her in a state?
Said someone at the till,
“That’s one pound now Madam dear”.
He said while standing still.
She said as she screamed,
When the clock it struck noon,
And the cashier he now beamed.
Over the head of a pound,
But if you want to be a bat,
I’ll call the police around”.
“I didn’t mean it to you,
But I will say it again now twice,
I’m sorry and mean it to”.
Who shouted in her ear?
From deep within her precious purse,
To give her lots of fear.
And please leave me alone”.
She said now as she stressed,
While playing with her phone.
For I am in your mind,
No matter what you do you see?
You won’t stop me you’ll find”.
Said the young man at the till,
“I’m sorry Sir, I hope you hear,
And know now that’s two nil”.
For I will make that call,
And if I do then you won’t pine,
When the police come standing tall”
I didn’t mean any trouble”.
As she gave her tea a stir,
And drunk it on the double.
Along with her purse as well,
She left the shop on bouncy springs,
As if she was under a spell.
And halfway down the street,
She decided to go in another store,
To buy herself a treat.
She thought she lost her curse,
Until the time it came around,
To open up her purse.
That looks totally absurd,
That some dog has dropped pa’ding,
Or was it from a bird”.
Said the woman behind the till,
“Isn’t it a lovely day”?
She said with a perfect chill.
Please stop bulling me,
I’m buying this so what the heck,
It’s what I like you see”.
You miserable grumpy old cow,
The next time then, I’ll think twice,
About serving you then and now”.
I wasn’t talking to you,
Honestly now, I’ll be good,
And buy not one but two.”
Because that wasn’t fair”.
Said the woman nice and clear,
In respect to who was there.
With her clothes and purse,
Down the road in a hurry,
While thinking of her curse.
That no one could control,
Because this curse that she did hate,
Was really taking its toll.
To annoy the ones she loves,
Until an angel with beautiful wings,
Came from up above.
Said the Angel with a smile,
“To help me with a really bad curse,
Who seems to be cramping my style”?
To take away your pain”.
“Well to be honest that’s up to you,
To help me all the same.
No matter what and when,
You got to understand you see,
And count from one to ten.
All the things that’s wrong,
And then by magic without a doubt,
Your goodness will be strong”.
You’re messing up my head”.
“I mean my darling don’t show fear,
Now that is what I said.
To show that good means good,
And you will go to any length,
To do this if you could”.
In all the things I do,
So I can go on and achieve,
To make my dreams come true”.
It’s what you got to do,
To stop this bug of a really bad curse,
Spoil the goodness in you.
Because I feel your pain,
Then think of all the things that’s bliss,
And what you could now gain.
By helping all the poor,
Which won’t be a total loss?
This I know this for sure.
Who’s trying to cross the street?
Who maybe really old like Sadie?
Or give them a special treat.
You’ll notice a difference in you,
That’s more precious than diamond rings,
And lasts forever to.
To stop your dreadful curse”.
She said now with a little pause.
“That you carry in your purse”.
In a bit of a flutter,
“Hoping that the goodness sticks,
Like bread with lots of butter”.
Because I believe in you,
As long as you remember to show no fear,
While helping others to”.
While crossing it with a smile,
“I’ll do it now with a brand new start,
That will be really worth while”.
Now I have got to go,
Now you stay good right to the end,
And let your goodness show”.
I hope to see you soon”.
“Oh don’t you worry, I’ll be in touch,
Before it gets to June”.
Way up into the sky,
Flapping his wings like birds you see,
Without a word of a lie.
She heard a roar from her purse,
When it fell from the Devils spell,
To reveal her dreadful curse.
But you will never win,
No matter where you seem to go,
I’ll cause you dreadful sin”.
For I believe the truth,
No matter what you do to me,
You stupid little goof”.
To see what she could do,
As she stood there in her hall,
While all her goodness grew.
To someone on the phone,
“I’ve got clothes food and rice”.
She said in a lovely tone.
In maybe a hour or so,
Oh that’s good and totally sound,
I’ll be there I hope you know”.
Because of her dreadful curse,
And then the next day it was gone,
So, “thank you”. Said Little Miss Nurse.
Suitable accommodation is vital to a stable life that includes education, employment and healthy relationships. Young people are more vulnerable to poor health, involvement in crime and substance misuse, sexual exploitation, unemployment and dependency on benefits when they don't have a safe place to live.
Homeless families find themselves living transitory and uncertain lives. They never know when they will have to move, and basic essentials like a school place or doctor become major problems. Temporary accommodation offers children no stimulation or room to play, which can lead to depression or aggressive behaviour.
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- A third of children living in temporary accommodation have no school to go to.
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