It is reported that the number of lollipop people is in decline.
It’s always been a general rule,
That when our children go to school,
A person will the traffic stop,
By holding up a lollipop.
A man or woman it can be,
Referred to hence as he or she;
They can be young or often old,
Provided they are fit to hold,
The stick with circle on the top –
That’s why it’s called a lollipop.
The children always like to see,
At nine o’clock and half past three,
This lolly person who will guide,
Them all across the other side.
A few kids who are rather bold,
Might ask if they the sign can hold,
But then the man’s obliged to say,
That health and safety comes in play,
And so they must, though it’s the pits,
Keep to themselves their little mitts.
And should they try the sign to lick,
It’s odds on that they will be sick.
But now there’s news we can’t ignore,
The lollipops might be no more,
As councils can’t afford, they say,
To find the cash they have to pay.
If that is right it is a shame,
For they have worked in wind and rain,
With just one goal as their intent –
Avoiding any accident.
So maybe parents should protest,
Because on this they know what’s best,
Then if the Council ups their pay,
The lollipops won’t melt away.
But if they don’t it will be sad,
And things could turn out very bad,
For sponsors might come in and say,
With advertising we will pay,
Then there might be a redesign,
Which looks more like a ninety-nine!