Father Goose Rhymes I Just Made Up


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There was in old woman who lived in a shoe.

She had so many children she didn’t know what to do.

She gave them some broth without any bread,

Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme – circa 1794

There was an old man who lived in a White House.

He had so many children who stayed in the dog house.

He gave them some jobs that they couldn’t do,

Then tweeted and tweeted to raise a hullabaloo.

Father Goose Nursery Rhymes – 2017

Okay, okay. So I’m no Mother Goose and my rhyming dictionary has a few weaknesses, but I woke up this morning thinking about the old woman in the shoe with the children woes. The little jingle sounded all too familiar these days, and it was downhill from there.

Well, I woke up this mornin’ , Mother Goose on my mi-i-i-i-nd.

Enough already. Somebody stop me.

Tomorrow is another day – maybe I’ll wake up thinking more profound thoughts. Keep hope alive for that, will you?

Stay tuned.



About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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8 Responses to Father Goose Rhymes I Just Made Up

  1. Anonymous says:

    Like it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wayside Artist says:

    Weeellll… it was a good try, and you made me laugh out loud! That’s always Z plus. 😁


  3. Perhaps you should get out the other side of the bed tomorrow? 😉


  4. Well, at least you made me laugh about the current situation . . . until the next breaking news alert, anyway. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  5. reocochran says:

    It was hilarious and why can’t we take away his cellphone and close down his Tweet account?!? He is so obnoxious and annoying, while dangerous.
    In my family we would like Trump to be impeached. Seriously.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. diannegray says:

    Haaaa! I LOVE it, Sheila xxxxx

    Liked by 1 person

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