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Unmapped

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source : The Fourth Bear, Jasper Fforde, P.155

when you look out towards the river

you’ll spot a swathe of green

amongst the towering skyscrapers

its the prettiest place you’ll have seen

The fathers are sat perplexed at the mo,

for they’ve been offered some cash to bestow

so long as the man wi the concrete

can dig up the trees that do grow

And the maps are recording it “Untouched”

so it costs less for builder to build

and no chance of digging up something

that will see sight of money unforfilled

But locals that live there are anguished,

and want to keep their patch of green

they’re making a move on the town hall

to ensure that the diggers not seen

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Unlucky

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Source – The first three words from chapter 7 of “The Fourth Bear” by Jasper Fforde (Hodder and Stoughton,2006)

“Most dumped boyfriend”

The words on the medal read,

he’d placed the metal over his eye

to lessen the swelling to his head

He washed away the lipstick

from the cheek they’d kissed

as they skipped off with their new beau

oh! just how they were missed

The medal weighed heavy around his neck

but lighter than his heart

as every day he’d see them all

it almost tore him apart

But one day , by the water well

as they were out at play

another chanced a chance at love

and hoped he’d look their way

So collecting up some flowers , a bunch

he took the young girl out to lunch

they hung around for a while

and he asked her dad – to walk her down the aisle!