Electric Fred by Derek Stuart

Electric Fred has wires in his head

And one hundred watt light bulbs for eyes,

Which means, of course, he can talk in morse

Or flash, red, white and blue with surprise.


Just for a lark, he can shoot a spark

For three hundred feet out of his nose.

Wear rubber bands, if you shake his hands,

Or the current will tingle in your toes.


Sometimes he chews a fifteen amp fuse,

Or recharges himself via the fire.

Just give him jolts of thousands of volts

And you’ll find he’s a really live wire!


by Derek Stuart