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Clarisse - Matilda Livesey

Who disregarded her parents' wisdom, and perished as a result.


Clarisse devotes her life to fruit,

She keeps her spares within her boot

Her parents warned her not to eat

The crunchy seeds within the treat


Alas, one day, she disobeyed,

And set their lives to disarray

The doctors tried the best they could

although they were so very good,

A little seed is hard to find

And very slowly she declined


A little seed started to grow

And mould her body like it was dough

And so she turned into a tree

Short and stout for all to see.

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