I called at the knick-knackery that’s a gay box to you
To see if the shelves bore anything new
There were cushions in velvet and teapots in green
A long silver spoon for stirring my dreams
But the item that thrilled me the most on that day
Was a beautiful girl in a clockwork ballet
She spun on a mirror and beckoned to me
A pirouette curtsy, a dance melody
And as I looked on she started to sing
And placed on my finger a telephone ring
The shop filled with bunting, the cushions puffed up
A mouse blew a trumpet, a wedding’s afoot
The alter in copper, the bishop on brass
The wedding march played on a piano in glass
The wheelbarrows cheered as we both said 'I do'
And we honeymooned sweetly on a shelf in the loo
©Joseph G Dawson
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