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Why should Jack have broken his crown?

Why should Jack have broken his crown?

Every nursery rhyme that we come across has an element of cruelty, revenge and torture. Strangely nothing has changed and they are not banned either. Kids just learn them and ofcourse not many will know their meaning until later. What engages a child is the recital of the nursery rhyme and it ends there. But when the meaning sinks in just as me and many others have experienced it,one realises what would be the purpose of such nursery rhymes.

What amazes me is that no authority has thought it wise to look into this matter and do something about it.

Can you compose a nursery rhyme that would brighten up a child's day. Or have you already got one?


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Dawnwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 2:09 AM

I remember reading that nursery rhymes were actually political commentary on reigns on English kings and queens and religious persecution etc.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 3:00 AM

And to think that kids have to mug them all!

Dawnwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 3:13 AM

Though I did learn all these nursery rhymes when I was in school, my children have not learned these. I can't compose a nursery rhyme (maybe a new PP challenge?) but my son sings this one all day long:
An elephant goes like this, like that.
He's terribly big.
And he's terribly fat.
He has no fingers,
And has no toes,
But goodness gracious,
What a long nose!
Heydee, heydeyho.
The great big elephant is so slow...with all the actions. We all sing and act with him all day long:)

idyll wrote on November 24, 2014, 4:48 AM

I didn't learn it. I only know "Rain Rain, Go Away....come back another day" :D

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 4:58 AM

When we were kids we had to learn many nursery rhymes. There is one about - sing a song of six pence and there is a line there - The maid was in the garden hanging all the clothes. There came a black bird and pecked at her nose. Why should the bird peck at her nose (lol)

maxeen wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:35 AM

To think they were starting political comments all those years ago.

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:47 AM

That's a good one. I am hearing this for the first time :)

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:49 AM

I know the latest version about Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill, to fetch a pail of water. Gods knows what they did up there, they came back with a daughter emoticon :grin:

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:51 AM

I know.But why dump their comments on the children :(

maxeen wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:54 AM

Some type of long term control.

Ellis wrote on November 24, 2014, 5:08 PM

Old mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her daughter a dress
But where she got there
The cupboard was bare
And so was her daughter I guess!

bestwriter wrote on November 24, 2014, 6:33 PM

Kids will surely like this poem Ellis! Coming from you it is not surprising though emoticon :tongue: Did you read mine about Jack and Jill? Ofcourse I did not compose it.