Sir Halifax Was Afraid of Cracks

A gallant knight, Sir Halifax,Was terrified of tiny cracks. A braver knight you’d never needFor doing an heroic deed. But he’d turn his tail and call it quitsIf he encountered little slits The sort that spring up here and thereThe sort that spring up everywhere. A captured maiden could relaxWhenever good Sir Halifax Rode up on his trusty charger;No…

Somewhere

Somewhere it’s a rule of thumbYou must always chew on bubble gum. ​ Somewhere there’s a school of sortsWhere all day long they play games and sports. ​ Somewhere it’s commendableTo talk to folks when your mouth is full. ​ Somewhere where the rules are fairIt’s against the law to wash your hair. ​ Somewhere…

The Boy With a Tail

The trouble with tails, I’ve noted in whalesIs they stay on the scene far too long. So, when they dive to escape, the tail never fails To show where they are when they’ve gone. Now it’s perfectly clear on his or her rearPeople have no appendage or growth, Which may be the reason they haven’t a…

Yakety Yak

Homer never shut his mouthHe talkedfromrise to rest, He chattered north, and drawled to southHe nattered east and mumbled west ​ He talked so much nobody heardA thing he said all day ​ No one caught a single wordThat Homer had to say ​ Poor Homer spent his life like thatI think it’s sad, don’t you? ​ One time…

What’s What

As I was sitting on the gate,A little man walked past “I cannot stop, I’m far too late,” Hesaid, and went on fast. He wore round glasses made of wireAnd carried a knobbly stick. I ran after him to inquireWhat made him go so quick “I’m going to town to see what’s whatAnd why it…

The Mighty Cow

As up the Nile I sailed a dhowI ruminated on the cow.It’s not a creature much admiredFew poets have found themselves inspiredTo pen a glowing line or four ​ About the bovine beast’s allure.Few hearts will flutter as it passesSave those in those without their glassesWho, mistaking the quadruped on its course,Confuse it with the…