Silly Poems and Rhymes

Here are some of the sillier poems, jingles, rhymes that we have found over the years. 

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Look out for "Listen Here".  Just click on the link and listen to Lynne read it out loud.  She hasn't managed every poem, just some of her personal favourites.  If you have read a poem out loud, put the link on the forum.  :)

The hokey pokey

Photo by Fredo Alveraz

The Hokey Pokey (AmE)

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
-- by "William Shakespeare"

Author believed to be Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls, Maryland.
Read more: Silly Poems and Rhymes # 70 (The Hokey Cokey in the style of Shakespeare)