Grandma’s cuckoo’s flown away -
Her clock is silent now -
But I’ll soon mend her cuckoo clock.
Instead we’ll have a cow.
Let’s have no more “cuckoo cuckoo”
Let’s have a gentle moo.
The only problem that we’ll have
Is cleaning up its poo.
The cuckoo was a bird quite clean
And left no mess at all,
But cow pats are another thing
As I quite well recall.
On second thoughts we’ll leave the cow
In pastures fresh and green,
Let’s get the cuckoo to come home
And keep Gran’s parlour clean.
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No, I don't think Gran should swap the cuckoo for a cow do you? This is the first year in my life when I haven't heard the cuckoo where I live and I do hope that it hasn't flown away, even though it is rather a cruel bird to lay its eggs in another bird's nest. It's better to stay in the cuckoo clock. This poem was published in my book of funny poems in 2010. Children and teachers obviously liked it. I hope you do also. Josie