The Boy In A Box

Jenny Connor, deputy supervisor at Roxwell Pre-school, sent us this poem which she was inspired to write about a little boy in their care.

Jenny said “we have a boy who will quite happily sit in a box all day if we let him. He has additional needs and often seems quite lost in his own world in the box and very happy to be there. He hasn’t developed his verbal communication yet so we don’t really know what he is thinking but he is such a lovely happy chap he made me want to write about a boy like him. Hope you like it :)”

Boy In A Box

Oh why do you sit in that box all day,
what are you trying to be?
I’ve set up your super racing track,
so come out and play with me!

Why can’t you see what I can see?
I’m already in a race!
I’m in my bright red racing car
and I’m in the very first place!

Oh why do you sit in that box all day,
when you have such lovely toys?
Your friends all play with their pirate ships,
why can’t you be like those boys?

Why can’t you see what I can see?
You’re getting really soaked!
I’m sailing around on a duck pond,
come and get into my boat!

Oh why do you sit in that box all day?
just get out and watch the tv,
there’s a spaceman landing on the moon!
come over and you will see.

Why can’t you see what I can see?
I’ve blasted off with a zoom,
in my super special rocket ship,
I’m flying around the moon!

Oh why do you sit in that box all day?
I think I might throw it away,
and buy you a brand new Wendy house
that you can sit in and play.

You’ll never see what I can see,
and I think you never will do,
well that’s ok, but don’t throw it away,
It’s the best toy when you are two.

Posted by Tracy Thomas

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