Humpty Dumpty
Sat on a wall
But Humpty Dumpty
Felt too tall

Next Humpty Dumpty
Sat on the floor
But Humpty Dumpty
Felt too small

So Humpty Dumpty
Sat on the fence
... How very painful

About the Poem

This poem is a parody of the English nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty which dispenses with 'all the king's men' and much of the complexity of the original version.


Odes and Ends


Nursery rhyme parody


11 lines

Key Stage

Pre-school, KS1, KS2


Patrick Winstanley

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