Cute Poems

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    British writer A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie the Pooh, also wrote children's poems.

    My favorite is "Disobedience", where a three-year-old boy is his Mother's overseer and protector.

    The first verse goes:

    "James James Morrison Morrison Weatherby George DuPree,
    Took great care of his Mother, although he was only three.
    James James said to his Mother, "Mother", he said, said he,
    "You must never go down to the edge of the town if you don't go down with me!"

    The other verses tell a cute story...look it up!

    Hal
     
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    James James
    Morrison's Mother
    Put on a golden gown.
    James James Morrison's Mother
    Drove to the end of the town.
    James James Morrison's Mother
    Said to herself, said she:
    "I can get right down
    to the end of the town
    and be back in time for tea."
     
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    I like his quotes as well as his poems:
    Weeds are flowers too once you get to know them. And

    Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? Or


    I gave up writing children's books. I wanted to escape from them as I had once wanted to escape from 'Punch': as I have always wanted to escape. In vain.

    What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.

    Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/a_a_milne
     
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    I really like the one about weeds are flowers. Some of my wildflowers are quite beautiful.
     
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    There you go. My wife cultivated a weed for years thinking it was a flower. It grew and bloomed and came back each year prettier than ever. I rather liked it. It's demise came when she learned it was actually a weed. Pretty no more.
     
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    Well, all our flowers began as weeds, didn't they? We didn't invent them out of thin air.
     
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    Great comeback, Shirl !

    Hal
     
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    Behold the hippopotamus!
    We laugh at how he looks to us,
    And yet in moments dank and grim,
    I wonder how we look to him.
    Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
    We really look all right to us,
    As you no doubt delight the eye
    Of other hippopotami.


    Ogden Nash
     
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    Me, myself, and I, we are not so poetic.
     
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    I don't know any that don't start with, "There was a young lady from Nantucket."
     
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    "There was a young lady from Nantucket....
    who peed in a yellow bucket
     
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  12. Hal Pollner

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    The really nasty one begins:

    "There once was a man from Nantucket,
    Whose...." (censored)

    Hal
     
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