Incremental Poetry ~ 4 Lines

An Old Woman

There was an old woman who tried on a shoe,
But her foot was so big she knew not what to do.
So she cut some slits in the sides with a knife,
And wore it that way for the rest of her life.


Copyright © 2018 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Welcome to my series, Incremental Poetry, where each week the featured poem will be one line longer than the one I share the week before. I have no idea how long I’ll keep this up, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Thank you for stopping by.

About the Poem:
I wrote this for an assignment in my college creative writing class.

Modified Nursery Rhyme
not so hard (or is it?)
Take any nursery rhyme and modify it so that it is still recognizable, and yet different.


12 Replies to “Incremental Poetry ~ 4 Lines”

  1. Ah! After mine own heart.
    There was an old woman who tied up her shoes
    flung over the phone lines like the youngster would do
    but now her poor toes are all scuffed and quite dirty
    tho ’tis easier this way to play footsies a’flirty

    Liked by 1 person

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