That busy Bear Geronimo,
Went into class one day,
To find the Science Teacher,
Had been spirited away.
In her place there was a smiling Witch,
Completely dressed in white,
She said; "Please donít be frightened class,
As things will be all right!"
"Iím pretty harmless really,
And my name is Witchie Pooh,
Iíve got some special secrets,
That Iíd like to share with you!"
Her pupils jaws dropped open,
As she pulled out her new wand,
And then performed a party trick,
Of which she was so fond!
She tapped a wooden ruler,
And made a funny sound,
Then when she finished mumbling,
It began to fly around.
"Good heavens!" giggled Teddy,
"I think weíd better duck,
For if that hit us on the head,
Weíd soon run out of luck!"
The ruler whizzed around the room,
At least five times and then,
It landed very safely,
On the teacherís desk again!
The whole class gasped in wonderment,
And murmured "Golly Miss!
We wish that every lesson,
Could be half as good as this!"
"Oh thanks a lot!" smiled Witchie Pooh,
"But what Iíd like to know,
Is if anybody sitting here,
Would like to have a go?"
The whole class put their hands up,
And shouted "Ooh yes please,
It must be very magical,
Performing tricks like these!"
"Okay then," smiled the Teacher,
"But youíll have to form a queue,
And watch me very closely,
While I show you what to do."
The queue was formed in minutes,
Up came a boy called Mark,
He said "Youíll have to guide me,
As Iím really in the dark!"
"The naughty girl beside me,
Keeps talking in my ear,
Right now Iíd be so grateful,
If sheíd simply disappear!"
"All right then!" giggled Witchie,
(As she handed him the wand,)
"Just point this straight at Tracey,
And tell her to abscond!"
Mark followed her instructions,
And then he murmured "There,
My very noisy classmate,
Has vanished in thin air!"
His chums cried out "Oh golly,
Heís really got the knack,
But we bet he has some problems,
When he tries to bring her back!"
"Itís all in hand," laughed Witchie,
Giving them another smile,
As she clapped her hands together,
And brought Tracey back in style!
When the crazy trick was over,
Our Friend Geronimo,
Cried out; "Iíve got a great idea,
Please let me have a go!"
"Okay then," Smiled the teacher,
"But promise to take care,
For of being too ambitious,
You really should beware!"
"My plan" grinned cheeky Teddy,
"Is as simple as can be,
So please relax a little,
And have some faith in me!"
When the wand was handed over,
He pointed it at Paul,
And cried "You often tease me,
Which isnít fair at all.
On various occasions,
Iíve wanted to explode,
So do us all a favour,
And turn into a toad!"
Before you could say "Magic,"
A tiny frog appeared,
"Whatís happening to me?" he croaked,
"Iíve never felt so weird!"
The entire class looked at him,
Then they giggled in delight,
"You see," piped up Our Furry Chum,
"They think it serves you right!"
But Witchie Pooh was not amused,
"That wasnít nice!" snapped she,
"Now kindly do the decent thing,
And give that wand to me!"
Geronimo felt awful,
And hung his naughty head,
"The devil made me do it,
Iím sorry Miss!" he said.
"Donít worry," smiled the kindly Witch,
"Iíll see that all ends well,"
And very, very quickly,
She cast a growing spell.
In no time whatsoever,
Paul was sitting in his seat,
He murmured "I feel funny,
And my heart has skipped a beat!"
"Oh really!" giggled Teddy,
"What a barmy thing to say,
Iíve felt extremely normal,
All through this lovely day!"
Before he could continue,
The bell rang out so clear,
The class squealed "Thank you Witchie!
Itís been great to have you here!"
"Your tricks are quite amazing,
And to miss them would be tragic,
Why canít you stay forever,
Because we think youíre magic!"
Their new friend laughed so loudly,
She fell right off her chair,
"Please donít be sad she told them,
I could pop up anywhere!"
She kissed her pupils gently,
Then showed them through the door,
But she slips back pretty often,
For fun and games galore!"