Sunday, March 1, 2009

More ruthless rhymes

Little Willie, mean as hell
Drowned his sister in the well.
Mother said, while drawing water,
"Gee, it's hard to raise a daughter."

Little Willie found a mirror,
Went and sucked the mercury off,
Thinking in his childish error,
It would cure his whooping cough.
At the funeral, Willie's mother
Sadly said to Mrs. Brown,
"'Twas a chilly day for Willie
When the mercury went down."

(from "Ruthless Rhymes for Heartless Homes" by Harry Graham, 1902)

1 comment:

Nicola O. said...

Oh man. That would be such a hit with my favorite uncle.