“There was a crooked man,”


There was a crooked man,

Who walked a crooked mile,

He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile;

He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,

And they all lived together in a little crooked house.


now, the reworded version:


“there was a crippled man”

by Elly Clifton


There was a crippled man

Who had a crippled cat (Jaspurr has arthritis!)

That slept on crippled legs to warm his cripple’s lap

He bought a cripples chair and wrote a crippled tome

And they both lived together in a cripple friendly home.


3 Responses to “There Was a Crippled Man, by Elly Clifton”

  1. Jen Danger

    Love it

  2. Ellen Hendrix

    so good <3

  3. Dee Cipo

    Had a giggle. Very good poetry Elly!

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