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I HAD A LITTLE NUT TREE

I HAD A LITTLE NUT TREE I had a little-nut tree Nothing would it bear But a silver nutmeg And a golden pear. The King of Spain’s daughter Came to list me: She'd heard about my little-nuts And simply wanted to see. Her list was entitled “little-nuts guys” And there were guys she’d missed. Asked her if it was a crazy-guy survey Or an anatomical-query list. She said, my young man I’ve never seen such a little-nuts display for free: I’ll put you at the top of the crop, You and your little-nut tree. Well, I love to win contests And be in a top position; Nothing gives me more pleasure, Far beyond the competition. But I’d rather be on her crazy-list and be kissed Just like Jack Nicholson, Than on her anatomical-list And studied by a freak-physician. …………………………………………………………. NOTE My apologies to all lovers of the original, traditional nursery rhyme.

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Date: 3/12/2011 11:28:00 AM
This is a riot, Syd! Finally a poem that doesn't fly over my naive little head. Cool use of the double meaning for "little nuts." Enjoyed this one so much that it goes to my faves. Love, Carolyn
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