Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
 A noble horse-guard, one of the king's men,
Urgently contacted old Mother Hen.

Humpty's mother was quite surprised,
She clucked- 'my son had been advised,
But as eggs go he had always been queer
     And wont to wear the most outrageous gear'.   

The Rooster said, 'he wouldn't hatch,
He was the odd one of the batch'.
Despite all the cock's paternal power,
Humpty preferred to be a wall-flower.

Thus Humpty sat on Humpty's wall
                      Which sadly led to Humpty's fall.                      
 A less futile fate he could well have met,
  Either, fried, or poached, or as an omelette.

The earliest version of the nursery rhyme of Humpty Dumpty was published in 1803, a manuscript addition to 'Mother Goose's Melody. There are other theories and references regarding his origin here.

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  Image and parody © Mirino, June, 2011


Marcie said...

Brilliant! Makes perfect sense!!!

Mirino said...

Thank you Marcie. It's true that Humpty Dumpty's life was a bit addled. But such is history.