Little Boy Blue

By Darren Sardelli Darren Sardelli
Little Boy Blue,
please cover your nose.
You sneezed on Miss Muffet
and ruined her clothes.
You sprayed Mother Hubbard,
and now she is sick.
You put out the fire   
on Jack’s candlestick.
Your sneeze is the reason   
why Humpty fell down.
You drenched Yankee Doodle
when he came to town.
The blind mice are angry!
The sheep are upset!
From now on use tissues
so no one gets wet!

“Little Boy Blue.” © 2006 by Darren Sardelli. Reprinted from Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater (© 2006 by Meadowbrook Creations) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: Peter Peter Pizza-Eater (Meadowbrook Press, 2006)

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Poet Darren Sardelli

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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Children’s poet Darren Sardelli was educated at Loyola College. Inspired by Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, Sardelli composes humorous, frequently rhyming, poems for children. Of his work, he has stated, “Whenever people smile, giggle, or laugh after reading or hearing my poetry, I feel as though I am making a positive difference in the world.”
He is the author of the children’s poetry collection Galaxy Pizza and Meteor Pie . . .

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SUBJECT Mythology & Folklore, Fairy-tales & Legends

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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