Another Jack

Schools are back in the swing and I’m wondering if nursery rhymes are still sung or said at home or school, pre-school or kindergarten. Here’s a medley of lines from some of the more famous, or not, from childhood …


little Jack Horner
sat in a corner
and killed the rat                                      
that worried the cat
who nicked Lucy’s locket
from her missing pocket
which Tom the piper’s son
stole for a bit of fun
as the clock struck one
and the mouse ran down
straight through town
into Mother Hubbard’s
ill-stocked cupboard

a dappled grey horse
who ran a straight course
but whose long brown head
was made of gingerbread
by the old woman whose shoe
had a wide chimney flue
that went in and out the Eagle
where up popped the weasel


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About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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