What Can I Do? [poem by L. E. Homfray, 4 October 1925]

[Editor: This poem for children, by L. E. Homfray, was published in the Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), 4 October 1925.]

What Can I Do?

Will somebody tell me what I can do?
I’ve read all my story books through and through.
I’m tired of toys, and I’m tired of play
Oh, tell me what I can do to-day?

I want to know what I can do to-day.
Something to work at, or something to play.
But always whenever I want to know
Into the garden they make me go.

Will nobody tell me what I can do!
I thought you’d like me to come and help you.
I’ll clean your silver or wash your floor.
Or whiten the step outside your door.


Sunday Times (Sydney, NSW), 4 October 1925, p. 6 of the supplement “Pranks: The Children’s Newspaper”

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