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Nursery Rhyme Poems

Nursery Rhyme Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about nursery rhyme. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for nursery rhyme.

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Tonight, she’ll hold her baby
and pretend he’s sleeping

wipe the bubbling foam
from his mouth

read his favourite nursery rhyme

seal his flesh wounds with a kiss

call the ambulance 
after eight hours of sleep

drown her sorrows with a box of pills
and the strongest vodka...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, betrayal, child abuse, death, discrimination,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Yesteryear
A superb time,
A long ago nursery rhyme,
Distant bells chime,
Grassy hills to climb.

Grandfather's clock,
The crowing of the cock,
Doors they didn't lock,
A lady's smock.

Days precious and rare,
Died in summer's glare.
The ghost lives on in memory, I'm aware-
The ghost to whom I am...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, endurance, feelings, memory, nature, nostalgia, remember, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Ring-a-ring O’Townsmen,
A pocketful of strawberries,
Whistle-on! Whistle-on!
Pennies all fall down.

Suzanna Scarlett Sladojevic, 2019.
...Read More
Categories: feelings, fruit, fun, joy, nursery rhyme, sound,
Form: Rhyme
Ring a wrong of wrist pins
A pocket full of flies
Twelve by twelve the lock spins
Illuminate your eyes

New dimension opens
The vacuum pulls you in
Find your truth in everything
Your ne’er the same again...Read More
Categories: allusion, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Stellar Cradle

Rock-a-bye starlets where the Swan flies.
Like earthly Sun, your day will arise.
Bright shall you reign, before your light dies.
So shine in your cradle high in the skies.

Cygnus OB2, the place you dwell
cozily clustered in cloudy shell,
houses a host of oldsters...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, baby, birth, fantasy, song, space, stars, world,
Form: Verse

Premium Member The Monochrome Echo Chamber

"The Monochrome Echo Chamber"

How many Roads
to "It"
Black as Black and White? or Unicorns and Rainbows?

Unitarian 1 and only 1 
Trinitarian 3 exist in 1 
An answer arrives unheralded 

Reversed in Time
Something has lit the fuse
something without colour sparks 

Light through...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, color, dark, humanity, i am, light, science,
Form: Narrative
Ashes Ashes
Here’s how my gardens grow
With silver bells and human shells 
And my pretty maids all in a row
I suppose its time to ring more bells

We dance around the rosie 
Pockets full of rotting posie 
Childhood in ashes ashes 
Why does...Read More
Categories: allusion, angst, child, games, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
The Dead Poet
Where the poet died
while writing what,
His hand gone by
for what he thought
Were no more words
than what he got
from on his page
as just a jot
where sickle made
was Reaper Sought!...Read More
Categories: death, nonsense, nursery rhyme, poems, poetess, poetry,
Form: Quatrain
Humpty Dumpty

In the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty 
Who or What he represents is still a mystery.
Some think he may in fact be an egg
though the rhyme hints at no such knowledge.
And yet he’s always depicted as one
and always with legs, whereas...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Senior Moment
Does your nose run slow?
Does it drip and spill your clothes?
Can you find it in a swat?
Can you catch it in a snot?
Are you having senior moments
that your kleenex's fought a lot?
Does your nose run slow?...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, funny, hilarious, humorous, nursery rhyme,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Well Well Well
Jack and Jill
Approached the hill
Where stood the well
Of which I tell.
They did not fail
To lower the pail,
But let go of that
When they saw the dead cat....Read More
Categories: animal, cat, children, nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
Not A Child In Sight
A stitch past nine on borrowed time,
 memories come rushing back

The Wolf is feasting in Grandma’s bed,
Red Riding Hood a snack

A Cow gets ready to jump again,
but the moon drops from the sky

Humpty Dumpty a mess on the floor,
Tweedle-dum starts...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
My kitty for kiddies
Your paw for a hand
You've come to a swatting
where play comes to land

And wake up my senses
from pain to a scratch
When you offer me blessings
of play for a catch

picture 2 of Free Verse or Rhyme Poetry Contest
...Read More
Categories: 5th grade, animal, fun, meaningful, nursery rhyme,
Form: Quatrain
August Bank Holiday
One thing about the Great White Shark
Its size is bigger than its bark
But when its mouth
Is heading South
You'll wish it stayed on Noah's Ark!...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme,
Form: Limerick
As long as we're here and not dead, 
improvement will always be lead. 
Whatever we master, we'll teach others faster.
Together, we travel ahead...Read More
Categories: change, confidence, creation, dedication, endurance, nursery rhyme,
Form: I do not know?
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Moon peering through an eye socket,
Surveying the gold diamond ring
On a skeletal finger pointing 
Towards poisoned artesian spring.

A starving ice bear stumbles on
In...Read More
Categories: earth, nursery rhyme, world,
Form: Acrostic
Your country needs you
Your country needs you!

Roll up roll up! we’re going to war,
It’s a noble cause, to be fighting for,
If your a boy, we’ll make you a man,
No rules apply, do anything you can. 

Bomb our enemies, back into dust,
Blow up infidel’s,...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, allegory, betrayal, corruption, growing up, hero, suicide,
Form: Couplet
5 O'Clock Shadows

When he died, no one told me.
Why would they, I had not seen him in years?
Yet that day, he kept walking in and out
of my mind’s eye.
I wondered why?

“The world ends at 5 O’clock”.
His voice rang in my ears.
Two tortured...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
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 party, Andrea Dietrich, when sky turned nonchalant, changed those dirty diapers.

Jan Allison, dressed to thrill...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, friend, fun, muse, write,
Form: List

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 the coming
Down of baby, cradle and all!
Now old Mother Hubbard,
Checked her bare cupboard
And found Jack...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme,
Form: Rhyme
The train chugged along the track
The ducks all said quack quack quack
The cows said Moo 
And birds flew

Over the fastest train in the world
The ducks were swimming in the pond
The cows were standing in a field
The birds flew overhead
And they...Read More
Categories: 1st grade, bird, children, funny, nursery rhyme,
Form: Verse
Little Miss Muffet
When Little Miss Muffet 
first visited buffets,
she’d choose just cheese entrees,

Until one day in line
a grand gourmand spied her.
He advised some cider
and egg foo yong.

Now I'm the frightened one;
ev'ry night of the week
new gourmet food they seek.
They're off the grid....Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, 11th grade, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Sometimes with in the dream
Everything is right ,so it may seem
But you always sooner or later awake
Realize it was all fake
Brings a tear
Because for a moment you didn't fear
You just was in a silent echo of the past
A memory that...Read More
Categories: nursery rhyme, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Mary had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
After the school incident
She turned it into stew
Rules are rules
No sheep in school

Bring on Humpty Dumpty
To see what we can do
The thing is eggs are delicious
And that's the truth

Roses are red...Read More
Categories: animal, appreciation, identity, nursery rhyme, silly,
Form: Free verse
The Cat
The Cat

??Licking, Licking?
Grooming himself
?Licking licking
?Scratching himself
?Licking licking?
Pampering himself
?Licking, Licking
?Biting Himself?
Yeah, How Gorgeous!?
All curled Up?
On the purple velvety mink blanket...Read More
Categories: animal, cat, nursery rhyme, poetry, writing,
Form: I do not know?