Archives for the day of: October 8, 2017

Willy with a thirst for gore,

nailed his sister to the door.

Mother said with humor quaint;

“Willie Dear don’t scratch the paint.”

*****

In the family drinking well,

Willie pushed his sister Nell.

Mother lost her darling daughter,

now we sterilize our water.

****

Willie found some dynamite,

didn’t understand it quite.

Curiosity never pays,

it rained Willie ten whole days.

****

Father nailed his darling wife

fast to the parquet flooring.

He was loathed to take her life

but he had to stop her snoring.

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With a wink and a nod to “ruthless rhymes” these are my remembrances of poems I found it a joke book from my childhood.  I think it was printed in the 1930s, though Little Willies come from the very early 1900s but these have cracked me up since I read them as a child, so for my finale here is the last one I remember.

Making toast by the fireside,

Nurse fell in the fire and died.

What makes matters 10 times worse,

all the toast was burned with Nurse.

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NIGHTIE BYES ALL.

 

The First Thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue

-Dorothy Parker  dorothy-parker1