With Friends


(c) Friends, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

There are days we walk alone,
Quiet with no-one to speak to,
They seem to go on-and-on,
Like an never ending issue.
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Those days are few,
Thanks to you,
We walk together,
Whatever the weather.
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There are days we feel lonely,
No-one here but our thoughts,
And we doubt ourselves loudly,
And judge ourselves lots.
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But you come along,
And we sing a song,
I’m not alone,
When you are home.
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There are days we are sad,
The world keeps us blue,
Everything seems so dark,
And all we need is a spark.
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That spark is you,
A friend who shines through,
With you my sadness ends,
Everything is better with friends.

Big Bug BBQ


(c) Caterpillar BBQ, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

Every Sunday in the park,
We all get together,
Run around and play games,
And have fun with one another.
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And as hunger sets in,
Out comes the grill,
And everyone has a thrill,
At the Big Bug BBQ.

Do The Caterpillar


(c) Practicing With Shadows, The Caterpillar Shivered, 2019

Shuffle to the left,
Shuffle to the right,
Ruffle the cabbage,
And take a big bite.
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Curl up from the cold,
And hide away for the night,
Avoid the birds,
And the bats that bite.
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And when you grow up,
Wrap yourself up high,
Dangle from a twig,
And wait to take flight.