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I had a little sock tree

I had a little sock tree
Nothing would it bear,
But some little red socks,
And what a scruffy pair.


The queens of England’s son,
Came to visit me,
All because of
My little sock tree.


When he saw my sock tree,
And the scruffy pair.
He staggered back, aghast,
At the colour, rare.


He said, they are fine socks,
I must have them – I must,
How much do you want,
For the pair, he asked.


I told him that my socks,
Are not for sale – are not,
He replied, I must have them,
I’ll pay a pretty bob.


How much will you pay?
I asked, intrigued, a bit,
He said, I’ll pay ten thousand pounds,
Here they are, I said.


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Posted by on June 15, 2015 in humor, humour, poems, rhyme


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(From Alice in Wonderland on Top of the World)


Off with her head, I said, OFF, OFF, OFF!

Off with her head; put it on a block!

Swing your axe high executioner; find the true mark!

I said off with her head, now; make a start!


Why do you want to punish her, so?

Said the King for Alice, standing below.

She is just a child; a mere wisp of a girl,

Searching for Rabbit’s house at the Top of the World.


For a moment the Queen faltered, mulling her plan,

Then she roared, Are you mouse or a man?

Alice’s head it must fall or yours will be next!

Off with her head and don’t make a mess!


Standing, there, listening, Alice thought she was done,

Waiting for the chopper with its final anon.

Then down from the sky an old man appeared,

Then he whisked her away; tucked under his beard!


She won’t be chopping your head, he said with a smile,

Father Christmas, to the poor, startled child.

Let us up and away and follow our snouts,

To the Top of the World and the Rabbit’s fine house.


Hissing her annoyance, the Queen voiced her thoughts,

Behead everyone, and then she went for a walk.



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Paint The Roses, Quickly, Quickly!

Paint The Roses, Quickly, Quickly!

Hurry – hurry!

The Queen is coming!

Paint the roses, quickly, quickly.

Hurry – HURRY!

I hear her creeping,

As ever faster my heart is beating!

Sorry – sorry!

We’ve failed our duty,

The Queen has seen us, sadly, badly!

Hurry – HURRY!

We must scamper,

Lest our heads with them she tampers!


(There is no hurry),

Our heads were targeted; we’re lost; they’ve parted.

All is calm.


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