An Ode to Izzy O Izzenty: Story # 34!

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An Ode to Izzy O Izzenty

by Susan Bruck

Izzy O. Izzenty sat on a wall,

But Izzy O. Izzenty, he didn’t fall.

Is he Humpty Dumpty?

Oh no, not at all.

Izzy O. Izzenty why do you sit on that wall.

Aren’t you afraid that down you will fall?

“I’m taking in the view,” Izzy did reply,

“But really it’s none of your business why.”

“I am what I is

and I Izzenty what I’m not.

I’m Izzy O Izzenty,

In case you forgot.”

“My friend Bo-Peep, has lost her sheep,

And I’m trying to help her find them.

They’re way over there, with grass in their hair,

And the wolf isn’t far behind them.”

“I’m Izzy O. Izzenty,

Leave those sheep alone.

So my friend, Bo-Peep

Can take them home.”

Said the wolf, “Are you or aren’t you

A wolf’s tasty treat?

You look rather skinny,

But still good to eat.”

“I’m Izzy O Izzenty,

Leave me alone;

I’ll not be your dinner,

Not even one bone.”

“I’m Izzy O Izzenty,

I is fierce and mean.

Old wolf, you will dine

On rice with some beans.”

“Rice with some beans,”

said that wolf with a grin.

“Izzy O Izzenty,

Where have you been?”

“I love rice and beans,

They’re better than meat,

Rice and beans with a friend

Would be quite a treat.”

“I am what I is

and I Izzenty what I’m not.

I’m Izzy O Izzenty,

In case you forgot.”

Said Izzy O Izzenty,

“I can no longer pretend.

What I really would like

Is if you’d be my friend.”

Then Little Bo-Peep

Took home her sheep

She scolded them soundly

and put them to sleep.

And with those sheep in slumber deep,

Little Bo-Peep away did creep.

To join Izzy O Izzenty and the wolf so gray

To eat a meal at the end of the day.

They ate rice and beans

And collard greens;

Such a jolly dinner

Had never been seen.

Then Izzy O. Izzenty

Said with a grin,

“I’m Izzy O. Izzenty,

Let’s do this again.”

“I am what I is

and I Izzenty what I’m not.

I’m Izzy O Izzenty,

In case you forgot.”


This silly little (well actually kind of long) ditty popped into my head yesterday when I was trying to meditate, but it wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it down.  I wanted the illustration to look like (kind of) an old nursery rhyme illustration.

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I hope you enjoy it.

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Courtesy of the alphabet and the A to Z Blogging Challenge

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I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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