“If It Wasn’t for Mrs Norris!” 1999 ©

As I lay here on the floor,
And I watch the people go past my door.
I wish someone would come to pay me a call
Then they would realise that I’ve had a fall

There’s Mrs Norris,
Who to a few is known as Dorris
She’s ever so nosy, and can be so incredibly dozy
She’s hard of hearing you see

You say are you alright she says
‘What’s that? Who had a fight? – Go on tell me!”
I’m surprised she has not enquired where I am

She knows everyone’s movements, to say the least
Let me get nearer the door if I can, open the letterbox.
Oh, if I could just reach

But weak I feel, I want to close my eyes
As I lie near the door
And close my eyes once more
When I open them, I’m still looking up from the floor

“Marg are you in there”?, – A voice is heard
“Yes” I say
“Please Help Me, I’m feeling quite scared”

A Face Appears at my Letter box and eyes look through to see me
“I’ll go and get somebody stay where you are!”
As if I can go anywhere else I think to myself.

Then George from 2 doors down says
“Your alright now Mrs Brown!”
“We’ll have you out in just a jiffy”
He Breaks the Lock
The Door is Opened
And then I feel the shock.

The next thing I remember I’m in George’s house in a chair
He said he did not know how long I had been lying there
I thought it was just one day.

Apparently Mrs Norris thought I’d gone to my daughters for a week
But then she’d seen the milk on the doorstep and enquired
So through my letter box she went on to peep

That’s how I was discovered
‘If it was not for Mrs. Norris’
Who Everyone now calls Dorris

George got a new battery for her hearing aid
She can’t believe the difference that it’s made

She calls on me now every day
And she can hear everything that we all say

She’s still as nosy as she was before

We are all not perfect in our making
And I have to say even I have at least one flaw.

“If It Wasn’t for Mrs Norris!” 1999 ©


LITTLE SUTTON, United Kingdom

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