Sometimes I take off my history hat and play with my imagination. Meet Harry and Brainy in this children's rhyme.
Brainy the pink brain cell lived inside Harry’s head
He was so cosy, tucked up in his little pink bed
But as Brainy yawned and closed his eyes
Harry wanted to be awake. That was a surprise
It had been such a busy and fun day
With lots of laughter, running around and play
That Brainy thought Harry would be full of weary yawns
And that he’d sleep through until well past dawn
But Harry’s eyes were wide open, he wriggled and he giggled
Brainy said gently. “Sleep time now.” Harry just wiggled.
“Little boys and girls need to sleep tight.”
Brainy yawned. “Otherwise they don’t feel alright.”
“Not having sleep makes you grumpy and worn out
It makes you frown and grizzle and pout
You’ll get too tired to have fun and play
So please Harry, go to sleep now, without delay.”
Brainy sang Harry a lovely lullaby in his head
He yawned a lot. “You are tired really.” He said.
Harry stopped wriggling. He closed his eyes
“So sleepy.” To a happy day he said "night night."
© 2022 Joanne Hayle