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,

Jake. 

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 @poemsandponderings.wordpress.com. 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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