A Chuckie in yer shoe.

by Bruce Clark Dick
(Forfar Scotland)



Theirs nithing mair annoying, a fact, I ken is true,
That when yer in a hurry, ye get a chuckie in yer shoe.
Ye hirpple an ye hobble, ye pull and tug yer sock,
It feels bigger than a chuckie, mair like Ayres Rock.

Ye cripple to a bus stop, propped up on it ye lean,
Like thon lad, Long John Silver, fae the pictur screen.
Ye shake yer shoe empty, like a bairn wie a bankie,
The sweat rins doon yer foreheid, ye dab it wie a hankie.

Ye tie yer laces tichtly, an start off wie a stride,
Ye havnae gone a couple yards, the chuckies still inside.
Twa pensioners on a bench they stare, an watch ye hirpple o’er,
Ye sit doon wi ane awfy thump, the pensioners gie a glower.

In a fit o’ anger, the shoe an sock come af,
Ye inspect, an wiggle yer piggies, so whit if you look daft.
Oot pops the offending chuckie, a wee bit weer than Ayres Rock
Ye pit back on yer fitwear, an again pull up yer sock.

Ma journeys nearly finished, hame, feet up an watch the telly.
The next time that I go oot, I think I’ll wear ma wellies.








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Jan 21, 2016
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GRATE POME NEW
by: MailmeDonna@gmail.com

Grate pome love it so so so so so so so so so so so so much

Jun 05, 2014
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a chuckie in your shoe
by: Anonymous

I had to to learn this at my school (ballmulo primary school )Keely Ann Doyle eight years of age

Jan 31, 2014
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chuckie in yer shoe
by: Emily

Had to learn this poem for burns day at school and loved the words I also won for the best at saying the poem and had to recite in front of the whole school thanks to Bruce Clark. Emily age 9

Jan 18, 2014
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Love This Poem
by: Ciara Grierson

Doing It At School



Apr 10, 2013
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chuckie
by: Anonymous

what is a chuckie? any answers would be great

Jan 16, 2013
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It is funny and silly
by: No one can know

Get it or copy it because it is funny and silly to read

Oct 12, 2012
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sduasffjdio
by: Anonymous

im doing this for music activity

Jan 26, 2012
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iv got a chuckie in yer shoe
by: Anonymous

i think it is a good scottish poem primary 4 in auchenlodment are doing it .

May 27, 2011
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Rotary Poetry Evening
by: Anonymous

Love this poem. Read it at a Rotary Poetry Evening(in England) and everybody thought it was great.

Jan 22, 2011
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BRILL
by: nikki


Brill poem! I'm doing it at my school on the Robert Burns Day and I thought it was easy to learn.

Jan 18, 2011
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a chuckie in yer shoe
by: zxefyfdjbasvbdfj

it's a really good poem and it;s so easy to learn!!!!!!!

Jan 13, 2010
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School Assembly
by: Brian

I think this is a great wee poem. The kids in my class love it... in fact we're performing it for our Sottish Poetry afternoon.

Jan 07, 2010
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Lovely to meet you Bruce
by: May

Hi Bruce
It was so nice to meet you (by accident) at the Maggies Centre at Ninewells this morning. So glad you spotted the "Scotland's Enchanting Kingdom" sign on my jeep while I was in having my radiotherapy.

I have so enjoyed your contributions to the site and hope you will send in more. Of course - feel free to add the Paris Bun Recipe to the "Share your Recipe" page or any photos you have of Fife in the "Fife Photos" page.

See you next Thursday at Maggies.

May

Jul 10, 2008
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hilarious
by: Susan

its so long since I've heard of chuckies I had to forward it to some of my pals. Does that date us or do folks still get chuckies in their shoes?

Jul 08, 2008
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I love it!
by: May

Hi Bruce
I just love this poem - it really made me chuckle - I guess we've all had a chuckie in our shoe at one time or another.

A great wee poem!

Thanks for sharing it.
May

PS I hope you see this response as my autoresponder said the email notifying you that your poems were on the site was returned. I tried sending an email manually, but it also bounced.

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