Poems of Friends

Nursery Rhymes Revisited

A Woman and Her Shoe

There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe.
She had dozens of children
And knew what to do.

She sent them to school
And she taught them to pray
And they loved the whole world
When they all moved away.


Helping Humpty

Humpty Dumpty
at on a wall.
His mother had warned him
He could have a fall.

“I would love to come down,
But I can’t find the way.”
So they built him some steps
And he’s with us today.


Miss Muffet Changes Her Attitude

Little Miss Muffet
Held on to her tuffet
Doing her deep knee bends.

Along came a spider
Who pliéd beside her
And now they’re the bestest of friends.


A Just King

Old King Cole was a merry old soul.
A Bahá’í he decided to be.
He brought about justice.
He brought about peace
By virtue of royal decree.

Ev’ry day King Cole feels such love in his soul,
He invites all the people around
To work and to pray
To eat goodies and play
And to join in the Faith he has found.


Study Buddies

Jack and Jill
Went up a hill
To study math and hist’ry.

They got an A
In math next day
But hist’ry’s still a myst’ry.

Jill and Jack
Had found the knack
Of working well together.

And now they know,
Where e’er they go
They’ll stay good friends forever.


Written with Khalil Moutrie:

Naw-Rúz Surprise

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get some goodies for Feast

And when she got there,
There was plenty to spare
Because she’d been fasting for weeks.


Three Mice That Saw

Three fine mice.
Three fine mice.
See how they work!
See how they pray!

They always helped out the farmer’s wife.
They never knew hatred. They never knew strife.
They laughed and they served ‘til the end of their life
Those three fine mice.

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