[REPOST] Sunday Sundries: Rhyme Time!
Some clips from twitch
Hi folks! I didn’t want to leave you without anything, but I am also very sleep deprived, so have a repost of some silly rhymes.
The rhymes are part of the content description on YouTube where I‘m embedding them from, but I’m also just going to paste them below the video, to save you some clicks. If you enjoy any of these rhymes, or know someone who would, please do a subscribe and a share (and a YouTube like if you feel moved to do so)!
So let’s go!
Frog and Hippo
As I went for a walk one day by the river, to my surprise,
I saw a sight, I tell you true, and couldn't believe my eyes!
I saw a hippopotamus lying on a log,
Eating grapes and chatting to a very ugly frog.
“Hello,” said Hippo, cheerily,
“Come, sit a while, and have some tea.”
The frog just croaked and looked askance,
So I barely gave him a glance,
As I sat down and poured a cup,
And daintily began to sup.
“I wonder,” Hippo said to me,
“Why leaves decide to grow on trees.
Why flowers, they grow in the dirt,
And why you never see a badger wearing a skirt.”
And with that thought he stood upright,
And on tow legs walked off into the night.
Which left the ugly frog and me,
In a silence just as deep as could be.
Till he looked at my face and he uttered a croak,
Then said “Well now, what a clever bloke,”
That hippo was, do you not suppose?”
And then he stretched up onto his toes
And into the river he leapt and off he went
And it was then that I chose to give up those mushrooms for lent.
A Hedgehog in a Handbag
I opened up my handbag and whatever did I see?
A tiny little hedgehog there a-staring back at me.
He curled so tight into a ball,
I could get him out at all.
He ate my tissues and my mints,
I think he even ate the lint!
Until, so hungry I suppose,
I saw one day his little nose,
A-sniffing here, a-sniffing there,
A-pointing up into the air.
What else could I do? I cooked us some tea!
And then that little hedgehog made his home with me.
Rabbit and Bird
A rabbit came one day upon a bird with broken wing
Thought the bird "Rabbit might help me if I show how well I sing".
So sing he did and Rabbit stopped and looked him up and down.
Sighed to himself "Not again" he said and painted Bird's face like a clown.
The Fox & The Ants
I saw a little fox a-sniffing round my yard one night.
It was cold, so I drew my dressing gown around me tight
As I went outside and watched the fox to see what he was after,
And as I saw I broke up into quiet helpless laughter.
Fox was trying to follow an ant
Into his anthill in the ground.
In his mouth he held a plant
And was digging into the mound!
But the plant was too soft
And eventually the fox
Threw it down on the floor
And tried to dig with his paw.
But then he jumped clear a foot in the air!
The landed and trembled, and I do declare
A whole army of mice came a-marching outside
And gave him one giant kick to his backside!
The Giggling Flea
Once upon a time
There was a little flea.
And everywhere he went he'd chuckle
To himself "Heehee".
Until one day the other fleas
Tired of his little giggle,
And trapped him in a flea-sized sack
Oh boy, did he wriggle!
(and yes, he did still giggle)
They begged and begged for him to stop
They couldn't stand it any more!
Why must he giggle? Couldn't he just
Squeak or purr or roar?
But mice, they squeak, said the little flea
Cats, they purr - and lions roar.
Giggling made him happy, he said,
What more could they want, what more?
Well, said they, if he refused
To give up giggling all day long
They'd just leave him here, in this sack
Until he admitted that he was wrong.
So the little flea hung his little head
And said he was sorry, said he'd giggle no more
So they let him out and went away pleased
And the little giggling flea hopped out onto the floor
And true to his promise, he giggled no more.
But the other fleas, as they flew around
Thought "Isn't it quiet? There's simply no sound!"
Then one of them giggled and another joined in
And soon the sound became such a din
That the giggling flea looked up in surprise
And saw the fleas laughing, with tears in their eyes.
"We're sorry!" they said. "You were right, it is true!
Giggling makes us happy, how can we ever thank you?!"
I'm afraid there's no moral to this story of mine,
Now if you'll excuse me, I must dash - look at the time!
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