A moving weekend*

We hired a van
And soon word got around
The first call was for Dan
Picking up, setting down

Jilly got a go next
With a bedroom to shift
Binbags bursting with dresses
A tea set, a chest

Then came Alan and Steve
Wanting help with the band
Member fixing to leave
Only one music stand

Jacob tipped us the wink
There were books going begging
Before we could think
It was almost eleven

The next day, the same
Ed and Esther at last
Moving closer together
(Despite chequered past)

By the time we were through
We’d forgot our own trip
Taking stuff to your dad
And my mum to the tip

*Some names have been altered for rhyming purposes.