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Nursery rhymes

Nursery rhymes

Those nasty nursery rhymes from Oh so long ago that we tell our tiny tots yet little do they know, that when you listen to all of these short stories of old everyone of them are tainted with spitefulness so cold . Like Jack and Jill they went up the hill when he fell down against his will.. or what about Humpty Dumpty well that wasn’t very nice, haha don’t tell these tales to your toddlers if you heed my advice

Then there’s that Little bo peep who lost all her sheep again it is negativity, mind you she left them alone so hopefully each would come home but we will never know for certainty . Huh what about poor little Miss Muffet, all she did was to sit on her tuffet but as soon as she pulled out her curds and whey, that long hairy spider sat down beside her then it scared her stiff in dismay . Now don’t get me started about the Ring a ring o’ roses where all the little children fall on the ground and from the second verse until the forth one there’s awful ashes that are everywhere all abound . They do say that particular nursery rhyme has descended from the great plague but luckily kids haven’t a clue so it’s actual meaning to them is vague

So although our ancient old nursey rhymes are jollied along by the song, almost each and every one of these nonsenses are morally wrong .  But that does’t stop us from singing these bed time tales as our kiddies lie in their beds, with vivid imagination before those dreams dance around in their heads . Coz this is the stories that we got told when we were Oh so young, from our folks who are our offsprings Grandparents and with their tongue . Nonsensical Nursey rhymes in rhymatical harmony, double-entendre, qibbles of quips of absolute ambiguity

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al Bikaadi

You forgot post-natal homicidal depresion "rock a bye baby" LOL. I had often thought of writing on tjos theme. You beat me to it. Well done!

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Jill Tait

Hahaha yes I did didn’t Iol Al luv & Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

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Marion Price

I must be odd...I love nursery rhymes...off kilter wierd and disturbing....give me more!!! Great write Jill 💕

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Jill Tait

Haha I didn’t say lol I didn’t likem teehee 🤣❤️❤️

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Jill...I used to be a teacher of 4 an 5 year olds, and we would read them nursery rhymes and the curriculum of the school thought it was so important for them to know them..but by golly, you are right!  They are wickedly negative and I do not understand why they are made to frighten children...in these whimsical songs that make them sound happy, but there are some dark tales behind them for sure!  Lol  I understand....Great awareness write of our history's dark story telling. xo ;)  Love n Hugs     

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Jill Tait

Awww I used to help as nursery teacher luv many yrs ago xxx❤️❤️❤️

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