Karrington Kipper magnificent skipper,
Skipped all through the night and the day.
She skipped down to breakfast.
She skipped off to school.
She skipped through the garden on her way to play.
She skipped over puddles,
She skipped over bridges,
– through showers of April and flowers of May.
She skipped through the dark and the dangerous forest
– a trick that she learned to keep monsters at bay.
And if she was lonely or down in the dumps,
Or hurting, or angry, or blue,
Karrington Kipper, magnificent skipper
Seemed always to know the exact thing to do.
Her skips became bigger, or smaller, or louder,
or faster, or slower, or timid, or prouder.
She’d skip and she’d skip
and she’d skip, skip, skip, skip,
– until all was as well as it seems.
Then she’d skip off to bed and cover head,
so Karrington Kipper could skip in her dreams.