Silly Poems and Rhymes # 71 – For the want of a nail

For want of a nail the shoe was lost.For want of a shoe the horse was lost.For want of a horse the rider was lost.For want of a rider the message was lost.For want of a message the battle was lost.For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.And all for the want of a […]

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

The hokey pokey

Photo by Fredo Alveraz

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.

Silly Poems and Rhymes # 69 – The Pelican

A wonderful bird is the pelican,His bill holds more than his belly can.He can take in his beak,Enough food for a week,But I’m damned if I see how the hell he can. 

Silly Poems and Rhymes # 40

Wee Willie Winkie Traditional Wee Willie Winkie, running through the town,Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown,Tapping at the window and crying through the lock.“Are all the children in their beds, it’s past eight o’clock?”