I made an incredible noise yesterday,
though really, it came from my tum –
trumpet, kazoo and of course the trombone,
with somebody playing the drum.

Teachers at school didn’t know what to say
(I worried they’d speak to my mum).
Although quite exciting, by mid afternoon
I started to feel a bit glum.

I made an incredible noise yesterday
with a band playing down in my tum –
until a bit later, the whole band escaped
with a very loud noise from my bum.

Poem and illustration published in The Caterpillar (Summer 2014).