Painting’s really difficult,
With pencils I’m nonplussed.
Charcoal just gets everywhere,
And crayons are a bust.

Pastels are too tricky,
And pens, they lead to splodge.
Gluing’s just too sticky,
Papier-mâché I just bodge.

Art is really taxing,
This creating tires me out.
And I’m really far too messy,
Of that I have no doubt.

So there’s paint upon the ceiling,
And pencil on the chair.
There’s pastel dust just everywhere,
Mum’s shrieking with despair.

Our dog’s stuck to his basket,
Crayon scrawled across the door.
I think it will be quite a while,
‘till I create once more!

Gareth Lancaster