Nursery Rhymes And Fairy Tales Revisited Pt. 3

     A good way to start the workweek is with a bit of humor, I think. But also the following may hold a bit of the truth for those of us who may have over-indulged on this Sunday past, (after all, it is football season) and might be  feeling the effects of it this morning.

      Oh yeah, by the way, I warned you about this category!

       I hope you all have a “fairy tale” kind of week.

    Good luck with that,


Through the glass darkly

Through the glass darkly

Diddle Diddle Drunkard

 Now there was a character

with a name said to be John

who retired with his trousers

and one shoe left on.


Though his mother had thought

her son looked so cute

she had never suspected

he was full to the snoot.


He had partaken of dumplings

laced with dark rum

and couldn’t finish undressing

until morning had come.


And then for breakfast that day

she had prepared a fine feast

of dumplings and fat back

but then called for the priest.


For John had turned green

at the sight of his plate

and he purged all the dumplings

he had eaten of late.


Nevermore to eat dumplings

he’d no more diddle around

it was straight rum now for breakfast

in his nightcap and gown.


Jack Downing

Sept. 2013

Copyright© Jack Downing, aka Jake All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. JRD.  9/16/13


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to Nursery Rhymes And Fairy Tales Revisited Pt. 3

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Poor guy. At least my dumplings I had at Cracker Barrel the other night didn’t have the same effect on me. Thanks goodness.

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