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