“Yesterday I Lost a Tooth” by Jaymie Gerard
Yesterday I lost a tooth
And saw a fairy – It’s the truth!
It happened when I went to bed
I felt a small hand lift my head
I thought at first it was a dream
But pinched myself and gave a SCREAM
Then “Shhh!” I heard, “Don’t wake your dad
Or mom, that would be very bad!
Now if you want to get your money
Then you better listen closely, honey –
Don’t tell a soul you saw me here.”
“Ok,” I promised, real sincere”
And out she pulled a stack so high
Of dollars that they reached the sky
“These are for you who gave your word
You never saw or smelled or heard
Of me… and just to make it clear –
If you tell they’ll disappear.”
“Of course,” I said, “I understand”
As she placed the bills into my hand
Then off she flew and there I sat
And I was rich and that was that.
Don’t believe me? Well, then here’s the box
I put it in, behind my socks –
No wait! Where did it go?!
It was all right here minutes ago
It must have vanished. But how? I wonder,
Did I make some sort of blunder?
I kept my secret, thru and thru
The only one I told… was you.