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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 - The Hunkydory Bear
I will tell a funny story of a bear that's hunkydory
How 'e lives a life of comfort in a pickle on a tree
When the summer...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, animal, children, happiness, tree, life,
Form: Rhyme



Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, abuse, day, irony, judgement, me, metaphor,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member Violin Notes Fall From Heaven No More

Her trembling twilight is dimming
with streaking purple tears
bruised by youthful years of bleeding pain
hurting but never hugged --
locked in the arms of atmosphere’s apathy
that smeared...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, child abuse, death, Lullaby, sad,
Form: Free verse
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: bird, children, nonsense, nursery rhyme, tree,
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 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 up, mother
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Seven Children
With shining eyes, the prettiest
advances leading all the rest.
She skips with glee beneath blue skies,
the prettiest with shining eyes.

The second, with a warming smile,
comes dressed...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, children, time, daughter, daughter,
Form: Personification
Maddie and Malia
I love my Little Maddie.
She’s pretty as can be.
She likes to dance and prance around.
And hit Uncle Jake on the knee (oh, oh,)

I love my...

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Categories: funny, niece, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Poets titles
In her twilight years, Pixie Dust, a soul so like my own.

Jeanne McGee heart hears the waves of poems that live beyond every gate.

After the...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: nursery rhyme, friend, fun, muse, write,
Form: List
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: color, fruit, kid, kindergarten, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE, WHAT'S THE RIDDLE?
HEY DIDDLE, why the Cat and the fiddle
And the Cow that jumped over the moon? 
Why they're all here in Nursery Rhyme land
At the wedding...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, childrenwedding, old, dog, cat, dog, old,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Eying the Babe
Ah, my brother is finally sleeping
Through my head mischievous thoughts are creeping
     It’s my time to shine now
   ...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, childhood, funny
Form: Limerick
The story of you
I  could hear my own heart beating 
So strong the rhythm grew
It echoes like thunder 
as it tells me the story of you.

You surround...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, romance,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT
I’m a little teapot*
Of that there is no doubt
I need my first fix in the morning
Or I will scream and shout!

The kettle whistles to let...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, drink, me,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A New How
If you could relive an ancient day, which day, which day, which day would you say?
First kiss, first date 
Or undo a mistake?
.
Watch your child...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, anxiety, character, christian, conflict, courage, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
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
DESTROYING the KID
  DESTROYING the KID

It’s about time you came around.
I have waited long with my pants dropped down.
Did you say, “CHICKEN!" Mmm, I love chicken.
My...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, abuse, addiction, art, bullying, friendship, hope,
Form: Free verse
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: change, humorous, irony, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
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...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, funny, parody
Form: Light Verse
Morning, Noon, Night
To many numbers on the clock.
Bug eyed over my watch.
Counting every second as life goes by.
One million tear drops fall from the sky.
Can't close my...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, life
Form: Couplet
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
Premium Member 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, nature, nursery
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 The Ring Around
*“Ring around the Rosy. A pocketful of posies.
Ashes, Ashes, we all fall down.” - a nursery rhyme

Gone to ashes.
Each town was a burial ground
gone to...

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Categories: nursery rhyme, history, children, children,
Form: Verse
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