Do you remember any nonsense poems that you learned when you were a kid? I remember listening to my Mom rattling off a couple of these poems while I giggled over them. I feel like I've always known these poems and taught them to my own kids when they were young.
Early in the morning
in the middle of the night,
two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
drew their swords and shot each other.
A deaf policeman heard the noise
and shot the two dead boys.
If you don't believe my story is true,
as the blind man
-He saw it too!
Another one is:
An empty truck full of bricks
ran over a dead cat.
They rushed him to the hospital
but when they got there
he was dead.
Until I just typed these, I didn't realize how much "dead" there is in them. It never bothered me when I was little - I just thought they were funny.
Another one that I remember from Grandpa was about a cat, an alive one. This poem isn't really a nonsense poem, but for some reason I always stored it in the same category in my mind.
There's a cat pissin'.
Under the chair!
Get the gun.
Ah, hell, he's already done.
Now I know that one's not so nice, but I love it.
Do you have any silly poems floating around in your mind from your childhood?
Who did they come from?