A slice of silliness …

for The Sunday Muse.







Pat a cake pate a cake baker’s man

Make me a cake or make me a bun

Or even a muffin or maybe a scone

And give me a call as soon as it’s done


As I was going to strawberry fair

I met some people going there

Come along with us they said,

our picnic you can join and share


Simple Simon met a pie man

struggling up the hill

Cart piled high with scrummy treats

He bought a sausage roll.


The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts

With jam and fruit and cream

And sandwiches to die for

With cheese and fish and ham


Polly put the kettle on

to make a cup of tea

Sukey took it off again

Then hid behind a tree


Sing a song of sixpence

A pocket full of sweets

Chocolate ones and fruity ones

And lots and lots of treats


Rain rain go away

Come back in half an hour

By then our food will all be gone

And you can have a shower.


One two buckle my shoe

It’s time to leave for home

Fold the rugs and grab the chairs

Another picnic done!





*My poetry site is called No Rhyme or Reason, and if you are interested, it’s right HERE!

20 thoughts on “A slice of silliness …

  1. ben Alexander Jun 26, 2022 / 09:46

    This is like a surreal weaving of children’s rhymes that would work even if every stanza wasn’t brilliant in its own right, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 26, 2022 / 14:18

      I wondered if the nursey rhymes I based each verse on would make sense to those from beyond my shores, so I was relieved to read your response! Thanks, David.


  2. Suzette Benjamin Jun 26, 2022 / 11:57

    You made me smile with this lovely lyrical medley of favorite rhymes carefully woven in a fresh new vibe, Keith.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Rall Jun 26, 2022 / 15:34

    pussy cat pussy cat
    where have you been
    i went with keith
    to see the queen
    pussy cat pussy cat
    what did you there
    keith frightened
    the little corgi
    under the chair
    the guards came
    and took him away
    now keith’s in the tower
    writing a play:)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jim Jun 26, 2022 / 21:57

    “RaIn, raIn, go away” and little Tommy I always identified with growing up on the farm. Of course I wanted to go outside to play.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Jul 1, 2022 / 16:19

      I’ve taken so long to get back here that all the food’s now gone, sorry!


  5. Sunra Rainz Jun 27, 2022 / 23:36

    I enjoy your cheek so much, Keith! :-D. Great rhyme and so well observed with all the nursery rhymes you used, well done 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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