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Best Nursery Rhyme Poems

Below are the all-time best Nursery Rhyme poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of nursery rhyme poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member NURSERY RHYME LAND

Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse,
Ran up the clock,
But the crooked little man
In his crooked little house,
Who caught this crooked mouse
After Humpty Dumpty's fall,
Could not prevent...

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Categories: nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Three Pea Pods Nursery Rhyme
Three pea pods on the vine
Odd wee bee walks entwine
Twitch, squish it is bewitched
Which three peas snap a wish

Fly lights on the pod 
Sniffle the...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bird, insect, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The mustard seed
The mustard seed 

a wild mustard seed took flight 
carried aloft in gathering light 
over thistle'd sage and poppies  
in countless colorful copies

as brash...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, children, earth, flower, nursery
Form: Couplet
Premium Member A Bedtime Story
Once, a long ways away, and a long time ago
Lived a wee little man with his silly pet crow;
And once every day, as the sun...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, bird, children, nonsense, nursery
Form: Couplet
Premium Member JACK AND JILL RE WRITTEN
Jack and Jill went up the hill
With thoughts of making love
Jack hadn’t got a condom 
So cut a finger off Jill’s glove
The glove was far...

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Categories: humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member THE WINDOW CLEANER


Window cleaning is my trade and I want to tell my story
Like the time I saw the Vicars wife in the bath in all her...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, funeral, funny, humor, nursery
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member All Mothers Must Sing - A Song for the Bulldog
It was not long ago
By the reck'ning of things
You were yet a wee one
Yet under our wing-
But now you have grown up
Like snow follows Spring...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, baby, childhood, daughter, growing
Form: Lyric
A Rattling Rhyme
Ride of the Scarecrow Clan

(To: Mittens) 

She was born in the corn on a cold misty morn,
the most beautiful cat on the farm.
(I must keep...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nursery rhyme, beautiful, cat, jealousy, magic,
Form: Rhyme
Fruits Colours
An apple is Red,
I like eating bread,
Banana is yellow,
I am jolly fellow,
Pear is green,
I am neat and clean,
Coconut is brown,
I am little clown,
All fruits are...

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© Neha batra  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nursery rhyme, color, fruit, kid, kindergarten,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 21ST CENTURY RE-WRITE OF HUMPTY DUMPTY
Humpty Dumpty fell off the top of the wall
He got on the phone and gave his lawyer a call
With help from the lawyer and litigation...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, change, humorous, irony, nursery
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Twinkle twinkle little star

It's up there
The star that shines for me
Named on the day I was born
My guiding light, shines free

When I was a baby
My mam sang to...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, , Lullaby,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Visiting Dr Seuss
A furry little caterpillar
Crawled onto my knee
He turned into a butterfly
And landed in a tree

Beside him was a humming bird 
Sucking pollen from a rose
When...

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Categories: granddaughter, nursery rhyme, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Far Away, Far Away
Far Away, Far Away

Children when you dream at night you may see an awesome sight!
Magic fairies in the dew near trilliums of snow white hue.
You...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, childhood, fairy, fantasy, imagery,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SING A SONG OF SICKNESS - ESPECIALLY FOR SAN WOO
Sing a song of sickness after a barrel full of rye
Two men drank the whiskey and soon they were pie eyed
They woke up in a...

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Categories: drink, humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member OLD KING TROLL FOR ALEXIS Y
Old King Troll
Had a very long pole
And a very long pole had he
He called for his wife (she’s his trouble and strife) 
And he called...

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Categories: betrayal, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
The Clown's Song
Bring me a child to eat
I'm too weak to stand on my feet
All I need is meat
So bring me a child to eat....

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Categories: nursery rhyme, child, food, funny, horror,
Form: Quatrain
Monkeys
You shouldn't poke at monkeys
	unless you're a dummkopf
Who gets precisely what's deserved --
	your fingers bitten off....

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Categories: nursery rhyme, animal, children, humorous, nature,
Form: Quatrain
Polly Wolly's Doodle
I chanced upon Polly Wolly 
Walking one day after school
Clearly without her doodle
Something she thought she'd never lose

She told me she had sat it down
As...

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Categories: children, fun, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Hold the Peas
Baby doesn't like the 'peases'.
She spits them out, as she pleases.
I still have that childish vice
But spitting peas isn't nice.

Avoiding them is hard to do.
They're...

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© Jan Terry  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: giggle, humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
In the Bushes
In the bushes lurked a man
Keeping handy 
Bits of candy
Luring children in the bushes
Where he hit them,
Scratched them, bit them.

If a man hides in the...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, candy, child abuse, children,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Mary had a little lamb
Mary was a shepherdess,
Reputation white as snow,
Until one day she went away,
But where did Mary go?

When she returned, with baby lamb,
It caused a lot of...

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Categories: humor, nursery rhyme,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Refurbished Nursery Rhymes: Old Mother Hubbard, a cautionary tale
When Old Mother Hubbard
Examined her cupboard
And found not a scrap there to munch on...
Not one morsel that clung
To an ort or a crumb…
She felt foolish...

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Categories: humor, nursery rhyme,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member The Twelfth Of Never
On the thirteenth month on day thirty-three 
Four and twenty blackbirds sang in a tree 
In the darkest hour of mid-afternoon 
The calf of that...

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Categories: humor, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Slack for Sale
One cent, two cents,
	Nickel and dime
Two bits, four bits,
	A dollar this time.

Ship me a grasshopper
	Do me a crime
Fly like a whippoorwill 
	O'er Anaheim....

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Categories: nursery rhyme, bird, flying, fun, money,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rainy day sarcasm


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Categories: nursery rhyme, riddle,
Form: Rhyme