Jack be Nimble

Jack be Nimble

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
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When nursery rhymes go bad

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Jack be nimble, flick, flick, flick

Sing song glow from the fire pit

Crackling flames how they dance

With that boy Jack on its back

Quick to run with the flame

So when things catch fire

You know who to blame.

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer


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What's he doing mucking around with matches when Jill is ready and waiting for a tumble? Silly boy deserves all he gets 😀

Posted 1 Month Ago


"Fire is the devil's only friend." From Jumping Jack Flash

Poor Jack takes the blame for so much. At least he's off the crank and has stopped popping up to scare everybody from his box. (smile) I enjoyed the read.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Well hello there, what a great way to start the new year and
Thank you, I had fun making J.. read more
Nice variation on an oldie. Guess jack got tired of jumping over the flame and wants to spread the joy to others, not necessarily a smart boy, our jack. Witty.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

:) thank you i had fun exposing Jack as the fire bug he is.
Hi Cherrie... you are quite the "Canary"...
you can sing a nursery rhyme like "Hickory Dickery Dock...
and Jack jumped over the Candle stick".
You have stirred my imagination. as ever, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


Oh! This is a lovely poem.
The rhythmic tune sent mind back to when I was a little child.

Beautifully written, Cherrie.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Time is coming for you to nasty up more nursery rhymes
halloween is a-waitin

Posted 5 Months Ago



I like bad and I like norty.... nursery rhymes that is I'm an angel in every other respect..... respect ma'am...

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

That's what I was just thinking about you as well, you little angel you.
:)
Neville

5 Months Ago

........... :) bless us both..
N.
Very nice Cherrie. I believe writing for kids is a greater challenge than we might think. The great rhymes are deceptively simple but the kids know what they like. Our own grandson is 20 months now and i must try my hand at it. You've created a great children's rhyme here.
All the best.
ALan

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Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

I think you could put a great twist on a old nursery rhyme.
He he love it jacks definitely a pyro LOL

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Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

I know bad kid let's take his matches and strap on our water guns.
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

5 Months Ago

might need water balloons too he is nimble:)
Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

Lol...a full on assault, perfect break out our class B and we're ready.
This is the best, most balanced nursery rhyme I've read here at the cafe since Momzilla has been pushing her current contest! I aspire to produce a nursery rhyme this mild & subtle but then my wild hair kicks in & I go off the track! To me, this is a solid poem, not just a nursery rhyme mimic! Love the fire imagery! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

I loved the flick, flick, flick and wanted the next line to refer to a bic.
But could not mak.. read more
barleygirl

5 Months Ago

It's fun to know the avenues you didn't take!

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Added on September 13, 2019
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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