The lampshade hung down,
It was shaped like a crown
And the band round the bottom looked ugly!
Its more handsome brother,
Both gifts from my mother,
Sat perfectly made on the table.
We’d opened their boxes on Christmas Day…
They resembled jigsaws so we put them away!
Till summoning the courage to piece them together,
We did the first one and felt rather clever!
We quickly moved on to shade number two
Mcfee led the way, he knew what to do!
It appeared a bit odd and not at all simple,
But there weren’t clear instructions,
Just numbers and Symbols.
Finally, the last slat was slotted,
Attached to the fitting
Then soon re-allotted,
Cos it seemed a lot larger than how I’d recalled,
And left where it was, Mcfee would go bald…
Bizarrely it skimmed his head as he passed
So we had a rethink and moved it fast!
In its new place, we looked up and stared
Our honest opinions were probably not aired,
Until the next day
When a brain wave occurred
whilst surveying the shade that looked so absurd…
“The frames on the outside and it’s upside down
There’s no blooming way I’d of asked for a crown!
It should look like this…
I admit I gloated… not like that,
All short and bloated”!
And sure enough the webpage showed,
The remembered design, oh how it flowed,
A beautiful creation of diffused light,
Guaranteed to create an ambiance just right!
Now once more re-hung,
In its new pride of place,
Its glow reveals a smug look on my face
Whilst a harassed, slightly weary brow,
Is Mcfees chosen look… for now!