THE LANYARD LADDIE

the Lanyard Laddie*

Is not a “baddie”

In his police sweater he looks so fine!

He walks with a cane

singing a sweet refrain–

His identity it surely is mine!

Here he comes,

as he hums,

some lyric tune from way-way long ago!

You see his smile

From a country mile

and he’s harmless but don’t let intruders know!

(another parody of “GRANDMA’S IN THE CELLAR,”  a little closer rhythm, this time!)

–Jonathan Caswell

*A lanyard is a sewn strip of fabric around the neck on which an I.D. badge hangs

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