'The day I ran away' by Claude Rimmer

I remember when I ran away

I was six

I wanted to get to Granny’s

I didn’t get there

I was in the police station

They gave me something to play with -

Like a handcuff

I said to the policeman

"where’s the key?"

I couldn’t get them off

My mum came and found me

Then we go to my auntie Iris’s house

We lived there a long time, about ten years

Granny said to my mum

"There’s a house empty"

My granny didn’t live far away

Mum was pleased when she found me