Poetry by Jeff Green

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Humpty’s sonnet

by cricketjeff on June 1, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Old Humpty Dumpty sat down on the wall
A very foolish place for eggs to be
Then Humpty Dumpty had a nasty fall
An outcome anyone with sense would see

The King sent forth his horses and his men
To try to save our foolish hero’s life
But they could not assemble him again
Such accidents are now becoming rife

If you have ovoid friends I would suggest
You ask them not to sit high on a wall
A cardboard box correctly shaped is best
Then they won’t have an accident at all

And now you’ve sat and listened to my plea
Get out your plate there’s scrambled egg for tea!

Author notes

This could be habit forming!