I think, if I was clever

That I would never, never

Invent a label, sticky

That needs one to be picky

And takes a painful hour

To scrape off from a jar!


They drive me into fits

They tear in tiny bits!

I can’t help feeling blue

When they leave behind the glue;

D’you wonder that I’m miffed

When it simply will not shift?


I’m sure that I’d be able

To make a sticky label

That peels off really well

And leaves no gungy gel!

I’m sure I could – however

I’m really not that clever!


By Nigel Beeton