The Thinking Poet

 

For Michaela

FROM “NURSERY RHYMES FOR TODAY”

By Ron Cretchley

 

COME, LET'S TO BED

Come, let's to bed,

Says Sleepy-head;

Tarry a while, says Slow;

Put on the pan,

Says Greedy Nan,

We'll sup before we go.

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Come, let's to bed,

Says Sleepy-head;

Tele a while, says Slow;

I'll fetch a kebab,

Says paunchy Bab,

We'll sup before we go.

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SEE-SAW, MARGERY DAW 

See-saw, Margery Daw,

Jacky shall have a new master;

Jacky shall have but a penny a day,

Because he can't work any faster.

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See-saw, Margery Daw,

Jacky shall have a new master;

Jacky shall have but a penny a day,

Computers can work so much faster.

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