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.
nursery rhyme, betrayal, child abuse, death, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
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
nursery rhyme, endurance, feelings, memory, nature, nostalgia, remember, uplifting,
A superb time,
A long ago nursery rhyme,
Distant bells chime,
Grassy hills to climb.
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
feelings, fruit, fun, joy, nursery rhyme, sound,
A pocketful of strawberries,
Pennies all fall down.
Suzanna Scarlett Sladojevic, 2019.
allusion, nursery 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
nursery rhyme, baby, birth, fantasy, song, space, stars, world,
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
The Monochrome Echo Chamber
nursery rhyme, color, dark, humanity, i am, light, science,
"The Monochrome Echo Chamber"
How many Roads
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
allusion, angst, child, games, nursery rhyme,
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
The Dead Poet
death, nonsense, nursery rhyme, poems, poetess, poetry,
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
nursery rhyme, humor,
Form: Light Verse
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
9th grade, funny, hilarious, humorous, nursery rhyme,
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
Well Well Well
animal, cat, children, nursery rhyme,
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
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
5th grade, animal, fun, meaningful, nursery 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
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
change, confidence, creation, dedication, endurance, nursery rhyme,
Form: I do not know?
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
earth, nursery rhyme, world,
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
Your country needs you
nursery rhyme, allegory, betrayal, corruption, growing up, hero, suicide,
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
5 O'Clock Shadows
nursery rhyme, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
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
nursery rhyme, friend, fun, muse, write,
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
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 the coming
Down of baby, cradle and all!
Now old Mother Hubbard,
Checked her bare cupboard
And found Jack...Read More
CHUG MOO QUACK- SEE THAT TRAIN SPEED ON THE TRACK
1st grade, bird, children, funny, nursery 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
Little Miss Muffet
nursery rhyme, 11th grade, funny,
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
nursery rhyme, lonely,
Form: Free verse
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
Mary Had A Little Lamb
animal, appreciation, identity, nursery rhyme, silly,
Form: Free verse
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
animal, cat, nursery rhyme, poetry, writing,
Form: I do not know?
Yeah, How Gorgeous!?
All curled Up?
On the purple velvety mink blanket...Read More