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Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth,

And spotted the dangers beneath

All the toffees I chewed,

And the sweet sticky food.

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

I wish I’d been that much more willin’

When I had more tooth there than fillin’

To give up gobstoppers.

From respect to me choppers,

And to buy something else with me shillin’.

When I think of the lollies I licked

And the liquorice all sorts I picked,

Sherbet dabs, big and little,

All that hard peanut brittle,

My conscience gets horribly pricked.

My mother, she told me no end,

‘If you got a tooth, you got a friend. ‘

I was young then, and careless,

My toothbrush was hairless,

I never had much time to spend.

Oh I showed them the toothpaste all right,

I flashed it about late at night,

But up and down brishin’

And pokin’ and fussin’

Didn’t seem worth the time I would bite!

If I’d known I was paving the way

To cavities, caps and decay,

The murder of fillin’s,

Injections and drillin’s,

I’d have thrown all me shebet away.

So I lie in the old dentist’s chair,

And I gaze up his nose in despair,

And his drill it do whine

In these molars of mine.

‘Two amalgam, ’ he’ll say, ‘for in there. ‘

How I laughed at my mother’s false teeth,

As they foamed in the waters beneath.

But now comes the reckonin’

It’s methey are beckonin’

Oh, I wish I’d looked after me teeth.

- Pam Ayres

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What is the title of the poem -

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Choice (4) Response

a.

‘Oh, I wish I’d A Lot of Wealth

b.

‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’

c.

‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After My Friend’

d.

None of the above

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b.

Explanation

The title of the poem is ‘Oh, I wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth’ is written by Pam Ayres. She has a natural flow for writing amusing verses having a stupendous spontaneity about them. Her poem got very famous and received positive compliments from the readers. The poem conveys the message that time once lost can not be regained.

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