Games People Play
A kid tries to understand why Ring O Ring O Rosie is fun!
I like playing Ring Around the Rosie, but what’s a pocket full of posie? And who the heck’s this girl called Rosie? I’ve asked all over town.
Maybe I’m just being nosey, But nobody knows why pockets of posie or circling ’round some girl named Rosie should make us all fall down.
I also like playing Mother May I, and though I play it every day I still don’t know what I should say, I just don’t need this noise.
Why should I say Mother May I have some scissor steps? Today I think I’ll play a different way, I think I’ll ask for toys.
Copyright Arden Davidson, 2019
Illustration created with elements from Pixabay.
1. Why do you think people play ‘Ring O Ring O Rosie’? And why do they all fall down
2. What are some other games you can think of that seem a little crazy when you think about it? Why?
What’s Weird About A Mirror: 101 Curious Poems
written by Arden Davidson and published by Storyberries.
It’s a long-awaited, hilarious collection of children’s poems by poet Arden Davidson, and includes topics ranging from a snoring grandma to a six-footed camel to reflections on the weirdness of mirrors.