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Thread #166804 Message #4014446
Posted By: leeneia
19-Oct-19 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: Poetry: Little orphant Annie - roundabout or
Subject: RE: Poetry: Little orphant Annie - roundabout or
I thought I was the only person who remembers this poem, but judging from the Internet, quite a few people remember it too.
Annie fails to mention some other horrible things:
runny egg yolks
a snake that suddenly crosses one's path.
One day in the 1950's my mother came home from library with a copy of 'Riley Child Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures.' It was falling apart, and the library had sold it for a few cents. Nonetheless, I kept it together and read it for years.
The Internet says that 'the Raggedy Man' is the best-known poem after 'Little Orphant Annie', but my 2nd favorite is 'When We Et out
on the Porch.'