I Have No Time For Any Nursery Rhyme



If Jack and Jill ran up that hill just to fetch a pail of water,

Did they survive Jack’s broken crown and in love live forever after?

If the cradle did rock and the baby did drop then what became of that tree?

Was it burnt to the ground with a sizzling sound, or was it allowed to grow free?

Hey, Diddle Diddle, the cat had a fiddle that led to a cow jumping over the moon.

Well, what would you do if that cat was playing a fiddle that had been out of tune!

Ding dong bell Pussy’s in the well. Oh, what a tragedy for a child to behold.

And what’s more, he could have frozen to death if that water was freezing cold!

Hickory Dickory Dock made a mouse run up the clock,

But we’re not told if it suffered there from the booming; tick-tock!

It’s Raining It’s Pouring the old man is snoring and he wouldn’t get out of his bed.

Perhaps his head was bleeding from the knock he got and he was nearing being dead!

Little Jack Horner was sat in a corner. “Why?” I asked my mum.

“Because he’d stuck his fingers in my pie and I’d cut off his thumb!”

Mystery lines of nursery rhymes that our mother’s sung to us all.

I lost interest the day I learned that Humpty Dumpty had taken a big fall.

In pieces, he lay as the King’s men did play and their horses galloped around.

I came to the conclusion that the world was mad and silly rhymes should never be allowed.

© 2015, Danny Kemp. All rights reserved

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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