It’s Weird to be Normal | Poem

Hello folks!  I’m back again, and since I am too lazy to write up a book review this evening, I will post a poem I wrote a few months back.

I present to you, It’s Weird to be Normal

It’s Weird to be Normal

You know, there are two kinds of folks in this world,

Those who are normal and those who are weird.

(Though the weird make up the greater number,

Don’t ask me why, it’s some reason or other)

If you’re now trembling about being called weird,

Don’t worry, it’s not quite as bad as you feared.

 

We call people “weird” whose habits are odd,

Perhaps they wear stripes or go out with feet shod,

In sparkly pink sandals, or maybe they wear,

Bluebells and seashells in their hair!

(If you say that’s not like you,

Wait to see what I’m coming to!)

 

Some people read and some people write,

They do it all day (and they do it all night!)

Some people dance and others just whistle,

Instead of a houseplant, some keep a thistle!

Some have cameras “attatched to their head”!

(What do they do when they go to bed?)

 

But to myself I am not weird at all.

Not too short and not too tall,

And now I’ll tell a secret or two,

The only one you think is normal is you!

And now you can see why most people are crazy,

Whistling tunes or just being lazy.

 

The end.

What do you think?

~ Molly

The Myth of Humpty Dumpty |Something Short and Silly

Happy February!

After theorizing about the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty for a little while the other day, I decided to combine it all into a page about him.  So instead of a book review, please enjoy reading The Myth of Humpty Dumpty.

The Myth of Humpty Dumpty

A Comedy

 

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall,

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

Dear Reader,

In this rather cryptic rhyme, we are told of the demise of Humpty Dumpty.  We shall go over several theories and break it down to the true story of Humpty Dumpty.

  1. Was Humpty Dumpty an egg?  As the rhyme never specifies what kind of creature Humpty was, we can only speculate.  Think of him as an egg if you wish.  As for me, I believe he was a sack of flour.
  2. Was Humpty a boy or a girl?  The rhyme never uses personal pronouns.  This makes it very hard to determine which Humpty was.  However, I am going to assume that Humpty is a he.
  3. Why was Humpty on the wall?  I shall answer that with a theory.

A theory:  Humpty Dumpty was the sworn enemy of the king.  Every day he would sit on the wall and look out over the country, thinking about how to take it over.  Then one day he fell!  The King saw him fall and sent out his horsemen to make sure he was dead.  The horsemen discovered that he was a sack of flour and told the king so.  The king felt remorse, having been the enemy of a flour sack, as he was very fond of pastries.

Because of this great remorse, the King wrote a poem commemorating Humpty, leaving out the fact that he was an enemy and making it sound as though he had sent his horsemen to help him.  This also explains the lack of doctors in the rhyme.

Sincerely,

The Author

 

P.S. Once you have read this, you probably won’t ever think of Humpty Dumpty the same way ever again.

What do you think?  Will Humpty Dumpty ever be the same again?

Do you like book reviews or stories better?

TTYL,

Molly