Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Ode to the Washi Tape

Oh dear and precious Washi Tape
The Japanese phenomenon
you sticky paper 'belishment 
that just goes on and on and on.

Oh how we love your textures
your patterns and your lines
your million different uses
that pleases every time

You make a dull page sparkle
The shopping list stays stuck
but if I overdo you
my pages really suck

You come in many colours
Hello Kitty looks so sweet
And your presence in a Filofax
just makes the thing complete

But if we treat you harshly
or try to pull you up
you cling onto our pages
and begin to rip them up

Where once there was a filo page
where everything would fit
now stands a shredded washi mess
as if a bomb has hit

Such horror calls for action
it really aint no sin 
to scrape you up by fingernail
and chuck you in the bin!