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Nursery Rhymes writing

Hickory

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A poetic take on the mouse in Hickory Dickory Dock by inky

Hiding around in the Grandfather clock

wasn’t such a great idea

for rather acting o so meek

and keeping from furry paws that did seek

after hanging off the pendulum for seven days

he thought he’d keep busy in other ways

saving himself some time

and distracting himself from that noisy chime

he scampered down the chains so fast

he attracted all the housekeepers cats

and after some paw swipes

breathing his last

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Colours Fruit Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Plum

Plum

Master jack horner’s favourite fruit

who when he was younger liked it to boot

served up with custard and pastry in a pie

but now he is older, new recipes he’ll try

Putting the fruit inside a pan

with spices and vinegar, a sauce is the plan

to serve with a roasted duck for his tea

served up with rice for the whole family

Fragrance of roasted duck in the air

mingles with plum jam and star anise fair

picked from the garden, the purple fruit

now cooking in pan for dinner to suit

But one or two plums are never enough

and the one’s from the market are too soft or too tough

so while duck is cooking, Jack is running amuck

picking up garden plums for his duck

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Character Childhood Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Nursery Crime

#Children #Learning #Nursery #Rhymes #Published

Occasionally, the stuff I write on the Allpoetry.com website and Foreward poetry websites gets published

This poem originally appeared as an entry for Poetry Rivals back in 2013…  Those who read it on the board liked it – so I polished it adding an additional verse (and a little intrigue) and placed in Allpoetry.com

Humpty dumpty was sat on a wall,
Humpty dumpty had a great fall.
When he fell, he cracked and looked a bit Mushed
Sources say – he may have been pushed!

Reports from the scene, say the Mad March Hare
pushed over poor Humpty as part of a dare!
But the Hatter says th’ Hare is innocent of th’crime
as they were having tea with Alice at th’time.

The Kings horses and men are all stood on guard,
By the scene of the crime, in the castle yard
Inspector Horner, or jack to his face
(the great nursery detective ace)
has been assigned to look after the case!

with his partner Jill,
and Brown bears three
Horner says th’case
will be solved by Tea!

So they’re starting today
and off in a rush
to see who gave Humpty
that horrible push!

Who committed this crime,
is anyone’s guess
but Horner and his team
will sort out the mess.

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Childhood Food Humour Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Sing a Song of Sixpence

I’ve always liked nursery rhymes. I’ve enjoyed them as a child growing up and  since reading authors like Roald Dahl , Spike Milligan, and Michael Rosen – I’ve also liked how they put a twist in the tale

I’ve written something along a similar line on the Nursery Rhyme “Sing a Song of Sixpence” – hope you all enjoy the read, feel free to comment.

Sing a song of sixpence
A pocket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds
Eating Apple pie

When the pie was flown round,
The kings chef took a swing
But ended up in the castle yard
Trying to save the thing

The king came from his counting house
And saw his horse cart break
The queen came from her parlour
To aid the poor chefs aches

The knights they looked all sullen
The squires all forlorn
As yummy Apple pie did fade
And blackbirds treat was born

The maid came from the kitchen
And announced (with a cough)
“No apples to see, it’s sponge for tea –
The Apple pie is off!”

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Breakfast Food Fun Nursery Rhymes

Desertion at Breakfast

A relation of Humpty dumpty
Lies soul less on the plate
His remains will soon be headed
Down the bin or nearest grate

His guard detail, was a little poor
Soldiers round him …. three or four
But though in number, they gained a tan
As part of the big egg disposal plan

Encircled round egg, his guards they dropped
As top of egg, his head was chopped
And looking round as eggs end appeared
His guardsmen they all disappeared

And so, with egg all out and in,
His remains were thrown in the nearest bin
And as for those guardsmen all fingers and thumbs
They joined him in the bin as toasted breadcrumbs!

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Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Nursery Crime

This poem was originally written for the BASIC Anthology – “Writers Cramp”

It’s been redrafted, so I’m sharing it with you here.

 

Humpty Dumpty was sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
When he fell, he cracked and looked a bit Mushed
Sources say – he may have been pushed!

Reports from the scene, say the Mad March Hare
pushed over poor Humpty as part of a dare!
But the Hatter says th’ Hare is innocent of th’crime
as they were having tea with Alice at th’time.

The Kings horses and men are all stood on guard,
By the scene of the crime, in the castle yard
Inspector Horner, or jack to his face
(the great nursery detective ace)
has been assigned to look after the case!

with his partner Jill,
and Brown bears three
Horner says th’case
will be solved by Tea!

So they’re starting today
and off in a rush
to see who gave Humpty
that horrible push!

Who committed this crime,
is anyone’s guess
but Horner and his team
will sort out the mess.