What care I, in a coat of blue?
Today I’ll meet my lover true.
Diddle doddle diddle, diddledie do.
What care I, in a dress of yellow?
I’ll give him kisses, the lovely fellow.
Pibble pobble pibble, pibbledie pillow.
What care I, in a hat of white?
I’ll cuddle him all through the night.
Nibble nobble nibble, nibble delight.
What care I, in knickers of red?
I’ll give him breakfast tea in bed.
Hibble hobble hibble, hibbledie head.
What care I, in my high-heeled shoesies?
I’m one of those brazen hussy-floozies!
Wiggle waggle wiggle, wiggledie woosies.
A friend challenged me to write a passionate nursery rhyme and so I became fascinated with the idea of writing a poem with clear and simple theme (primary colours, clothes), nonsense words for the sheer joy of the playful feel of them on the tongue, and the motif of three (a magic number – every child knows about magic!) and applied that to the number of lines per stanza.
I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I had fun writing it !