Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I feel sure the 'This Little Piggy Went to Market' nursery-rhyme, which involves the counting of the toes, must be universally known by English-speaking people. I thought this twist on it, read the other day, was rather sweet.




A grandmother's minding her grandson

And he's playing out in the yard.

'Ouch!' he cries as he kicks a stone,

Unintentionally…. hard!

Howls and screaming rend the air

And Grandma rushes out.

He's done himself a damage,

She hasn't any doubt.

'Where have you hurt yourself, my love?

Show me where it's sore!

Grandma will kiss it better

Then it wont hurt any more.'

He holds up a foot,still sobbing

And quite engulfed by grief.

'It's my toe' he cries, amid hiccups;


'It's the one that eats roast beef!'


Mari Meehan said...

Oh my how you brighten my day. I'm still laughing!

Bear Naked said...

You know I HAD to do 'This Little Piggy Went to Market' on myself to find out which one it was!!

Bear((( )))

Indrani said...

So funny, children do have these one liners ready!


Aw, so sweet!

Kat said...

How well the grandson tickled everyone with that one liner..!!!