Carolyn Wells Poems

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1.
An April Joke

Oh, it was a merry, gladsome day,
When the April Fool met the Queen of May;
She had roguish eyes and golden hair,
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2.
The Two Friends

A Spider and a Centipede went out to take a walk;
The Centipede said frankly, 'I will listen while you talk,
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3.
Puzzled

There lived in ancient Scribbletown a wise old writer-man,
Whose name was Homer Cicero Demosthenes McCann.
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4.
Fate

Two shall be born the whole world wide apart,
And speak in different tongues, and pay their debts
In different kinds of coin; and give no heed
Each to the other's being. And know not
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5.
A Canner Exceedingly Canny

A canner exceedingly canny
One morning remarked to his granny:
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6.
The Funny Kittens

Once there were some silly kittens,
And they knitted woolly mittens
To bestow upon the freezing Hottentots.
But the Hottentots refused them,
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7.
A Serious Question

A kitten went a-walking
One morning in July,
And idly fell a-talking
With a great big butterfly.
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8.
A Bicycle Built For Two

There was an ambitious young eel
Who determined to ride on a wheel;
But try as he might,
He couldn't ride right,
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9.
The Erratic Rat

There was a ridiculous Rat
Who was awfully puffy and fat.
'I'll carry,' he said,
'This plate on my head,
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10.
Christmas Gifts

Ten Christmas presents standing in a line;
Robert took the bicycle, then there were nine.
Nine Christmas presents ranged in order straight;
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