Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me Too

Shel Silverstein 1930 (Chicago) – 1999

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
Went for a ride in a flying shoe
"What fun"
"It's time we flew"
Said Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too

Ickle was captain, and Pickle was crew
And Tickle served coffee and mulligan stew
As higher, and higher
And higher they flew
Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
Over the sun and beyond the blue
"Hold on"
"Stay in"
"I hope we do"
Cried Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too

Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle too
Never returned to the world they knew
And nobody knows
What's happened to
Dear Ickle Me, Pickle Me, Tickle Me too
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Submitted on November 09, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme Aaxxaa aaxaA Aaxxaa aaxaa
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 600
Words 119
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 6, 5, 6, 5

Shel Silverstein

Sheldon Allan Silverstein was an American writer, poet, cartoonist, singer-songwriter, musician, and playwright. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Silverstein briefly attended university before being drafted into the United States Army. more…

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