Silly Poems and Rhymes # 70 (The Hokey Cokey in the style of Shakespeare)

The hokey pokey

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The Hokey Pokey (AmE)

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
-- by "William Shakespeare"

Author believed to be Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls, Maryland.

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