Another take on the rhyme Hush Little Baby.
|Shut Up, Squirt
Hush, little Baby, don’t say a word,
Mama’s gonna buy you a gallows bird*.
And if that gallows bird don’t swing,
Mama’s gonna buy you a fairy ring**.
And if that fairy ring’s toadstools,
Mama’s gonna buy you a ship of fools.
And if that ship of fools gets sunk,
Mama’s gonna buy you some worthless junk,
And if that worthless junk sells well,
Mama’s gonna buy you a doomsday bell***.
And if that doomsday bell won’t peal
Mama’s gonna buy you a performing seal.
And if that performing seal can’t bark,
Mama’s gonna buy you a matriarch.
And if that matriarch’s no kids,
You’ll still be the weirdest baby on the skids.
Line Count: 16
Rhyme scheme: aa, bb, cc, dd, etc.
For Monsters Under The Bed, January 2021
Prompt: Hush Little Baby
* Gallows bird - Merriam-Webster defines as “a person who deserves hanging.”
**Fairy ring - Wikipedia describes as “a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms.”
***Doomsday bell - No definition but it sounds as though it tolls for thee!