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