Monday, 13 May 2019

Favourite Things

What are your favourite things and do you think you could write a song about it? Well they did it in the Sound of Music and so we thought we would give it a try. First we listed all our favourite things then attempted to rewrite the song using the same rhythm and style as the song My Favourite Things. Some of us went off on tangents but that's creative writing for you!

Dogs, cats and white rats, sisters and brothers
School friends and classmates and all of the others
Sometimes there's rainbows up high in the sky
These are the things that help time go by

When the door slams
That's where I am
When I feel sick
There's just one trick I can always use
I simply remember these wonderful things
And then I won't feel so blue

- M.F.

Hot tea and muffins with dark chocolate buttons
A warm bed with soft and luxurious cushions
A fire and a book and a code cracker too
These are good things when I'm feeling blue

A breeze blowing softly as we send stones skimming
Camping in Central exploring and swimming
A cold beer and a sing-a-long with friends in the evening
These are the good times I think of when dreaming

When the day ends
When the birds sing
When everyone has gone
I simply remember my favourite things
And recite this annoying song

- P.S.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on lions
Bright witches and magical wizards
Larnach Castle in the Spring
These are a few of my favourite things

Hot chocolate and Mac'n'cheese
Tigers and leopards
And Harry Potter with J.K. Rowling

When the Disney princesses dance
When Julie Andrew's sings
When witches and wizards are on screen
I simply remember my favourite things
And then I don't feel so bad

- By Julia Godfrey

Camp stove by lake cove
Boots for tramping and a tent for camping
Alcohol free beer and other gear
A cup of tea and a place to pee
Tramping and camping is the life for me

Back country huts and ciggy butts
A Swiss-army knife, ah, that's the life
Smoking a cigarette while listening to music
Solar panel instead of a candle
Fire and solar power my USB
Tramping and camping is the life for me

- Phillip Porteous

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