Said the slug to the ladybird: 'Come and see me!
I am black and I'm slimy as all slugs should be.
See these trails that I leave whersoever I go?
You will never see me run. I always go slow.'
Said the blackbird to me: 'Come and listen to me!
This nice song which I’m singing's as clear as can be.
From up here on your rooftop, I feel that I'm king
And I sing my best songs and especially in spring!'
Said the rose to the girl: 'You come and smell me!
I am pretty and perfumed as all flowers should be.
I sit here in your garden in this flower bed -
And - oh smell my petals of velvety red.'
Said an ice cream to Jack: 'You come and eat me
For I'm here in my cone and as sweet as can be.'
So Jack said to the man: 'I will buy one of those,'
And it soon touched his lips and the end of his nose.
Said the nettle to you: 'You come here and touch me.
Oh I never would hurt you. I’m as soft as can be.'
So you touched it and . . . . oh! What a horrible pain
And I know you will never touch nettles again.
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