‘Love you are so delicate!’ said the Frumpy Friend
‘I love the way you flutter, I love the way you bend!
Can you give me lessons? I want to be like you
Please sweet Love do help me, just show me what to do!’
Love smiled politely, and gave a gentle sigh
I’m not sure if I can, but certainly I’ll try.
First let’s sort this wardrobe, you need a pretty dress
and let’s sort out this barnett -you really are a mess!’
So Love and the the Frumpy Friend went down to the shops
And the Frumpy Friend spents hundreds on a bunch of fancy frocks
Then she got her hair done, and a chemical facial peel
And a brand new set of chompers to really seal the deal!
‘So’ the Frumpy Friend cried ‘What do you think?’
She gave a frumpy twirl and an awkward frumpy wink
But Love was in a rotton mood and she would not reply
Too busy kicking rocks and heaving angry sighs.
‘Oh Love! What is the matter?’ you’re sad it’s plain to see’
‘Well you know this love stuff aint all it’s cracked up to be
it’s sometimes very stressful and quite a lot of work
but I just want to dance and sing and occasionally twerk!
‘I like to laugh and sing, and dance and jump and strutt
this isn’t how I want to feel, I’m really in a rut.’
The Frumpy Friend was silent as she thought of what to do
Then an answer came to her as she kicked off her shoe.
‘I think I can help us both at the same time
to be honest I am sick of dressing up to the nines
I’m happiest in my tracksuit and my holey socks
And with that she frantically ripped off her pretty frock.
If we work together we’ll be perfect can’t you see?
I’ll work at the friendship and you’ll be light and free.
When you need a friend, I will always be here
and when I want to dance and twirl just make sure you’re near.’
And so it was on that day forth they stayed side by side
For one without the other surely would have died.
The Frumpy Friend was happy in her comfy pants
But occasionally with Love on a rainbow she would dance.