May The Verse Be With You: “Exterminate”

"Half-hid, engrossed young eyes would watch and wait"

Every incarnation of The Doctor has faced the Daleks, in one way or another. The current Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) is to face them again very soon . . . There’s no foe like them. They really are terrifying and deadly. This week May The Verse Be With You remembers just how scary they are to children, and how hearing them meant hiding your eyes!

 

Exterminate

 

Half-hid, engrossed young eyes would watch and wait

to make sure that The Doctor wriggled free

and Daleks failed to exterminate

 

So many kids allowed to stay up late

to see the greatest show on B.B.C.

Half-hid, engrossed young eyes would watch and wait

 

The Daleks declared they’d annihilate;

again, The Doctor was to escapee

from Daleks screaming out exterminate

 

When they laid traps, The Doctor took the bait,

and it all proved to be just too scary

Half-hid, engrossed young eyes would watch and wait

 

Discovering the Universe’s fate

meant gritted teeth and enduring bravely

the Daleks’ war cries of exterminate

 

Oh, how that word declared could devastate,

making children barely want to see

Half-hid, engrossed young eyes would watch and wait

as deadly Daleks screeched exterminate!

 

All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy

Illustration by L A Cassidy

 

 

 

That sound still instills dread in all ages! Everyone has their fondest (and scariest) Dalek moments or episodes. There’s no shortage to choose from, from the many over the years. Get commenting with your best bits and maybe even let us know what lies in store for The Doctor, soon to face them again! See you next week.

 

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