Well, that was a bit of fun last week digging up some old ‘Nother Goose rhymes, so I thought I’d try another round this week.
Jack be numskull
Jack now finds
His pants on fire!
Snakes, steaks, abalone,
Chocolate cheesecake, macaroni,
Coffee for the percolator,
Ham hocks, salt, and chili sauce,
Bottles, swamp gas, slimy moss,
A musty, rusty old cheese grater,
Buttons from an elevator,
Wigs, figs, cauliflower
Several puddings, Sweet and sour,
Horseshoes from a Shetland pony,
Soap flakes, dried-up pepperoni
Licorice whips and gravy mix
Egg shells, sheep dip, garlic bricks
A broken popcorn sanitizer
Gingerbread, a telephone
Beans and franks, a doggy bone…
All the things that Mother Hubbard
Used to have inside her cupboard!
Met an awful fate.
Packed inside a pastry,
Now it’s much too late.
Every Simple Simon,
Any child of five,
Knows that birds from ovens
Don’t come out alive.
It’s Poetry Friday, do you know where your couplets are? Why not check the roundup over at Great Kid Books and see if they aren’t hanging out over there.