Kaplunk is made of junk!
This old tin horse is tapping its feet,
it dances along the concrete street,
its iron eye is losing its sight.
Its bolts and screws are working loose,
it's finally running out of juice,
but it dances all day and it dances all night ...
Tippety tippety tap
Kaplunk is built from scrap!
This old tin horse is trotting along,
it's neighing a plinkety plunkety song,
but its rusty riveted joints complain.
It lost its rider long ago,
a broken-down clown from a travelling show -
still it's galloping, galloping, in the rain ...
Clippety clippety clop
Kaplunk will never stop!
This old tin horse is powered by dreams,
and springs and cogs and welded-on seams.
Kaplunk is a horse automaton.
At night this horse goes cantering by,
it doesn't know where and it doesn't know why,
as its clockwork heart beats on and on ...
Clinkety clankety clunk,
Kaplunk is made of junk,
tippety tippety tap,
Kaplunk is built from scrap,
clippety clippety clop,
Kaplunk will never stop,
Clop on, Kaplunk -
the steamhorse punk!
Poem: ©Lesley Moss
Illustration: ©John Shelley