Jake MacJake, Swank Plot and Jake’s Clocks


JAKE MacJAKE is fond of fashion.
 Dressing well is Jake's big passion.
He looks for clothes at shops and stalls.
 His stories hook up with them all.
Among his clothes are many capes
 and Jake feels safe among their drapes.
They wrap around him when he needs
 quiet times to think and read.
His best-loved words are 'pair' and 'double'.
 He's not too fond of the word 'trouble'.
He has a quiff, so stiff and neat,
 that takes two hours to complete.
He winds TWO CLOCKS, tic-toc, tic-toc,
 and sets them both at two o'clock.
The mayor's mansion clock keeps time
 but Jake's clocks never match its chimes.
Jake met a snake a short while back
 and was taken right aback.
He's fond of clocks that have two hands
 but though the smug snake could expand,
 it had no hands! How could that be.
 Jake repeated, “Dear me!”
His well groomed dogs are Snap and Ditto.
 Neither yap, snap nor bellow.
SWANK PLOT, where he loves to roam,
 is Jake MacJake's smart, splendid home.
He shares his home with his neat mother,
 Ditto, Snap and Jake, his father.
“Tea time, Jake,” calls out his father.
 Since it doesn't seem a bother,
 Jake thinks of one more thing to do -
 set his clocks at o'clock two.
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