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

Posted 2 Days Ago


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 4 Days Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Days 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 4 Days Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Days Ago

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

4 Days Ago

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

3 Days 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 4 Days Ago


Cherrie Palmer

4 Days Ago

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

4 Days Ago

It's fun to know the avenues you didn't take!
Jack be nimble or Jack be burned...
don't run toward the flame or away...just run with it.
and in life if we run with the bad stuff it won't be so overwhelming...we can come to terms with it.
j.

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Posted 5 Days Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Days Ago

Some how I lost the last two lines of the poem
But the good news is I found them, :)
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jacob erin-cilberto

5 Days Ago

yes, you did and they wrap it up quite nicely...
j.
Cherrie Palmer

4 Days Ago

My attempt at the creepy nursery rhyme

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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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