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Funny Money by Michael Dugan

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Simple Simon met a pieman

Going to the fair.

Said Simple Simon to the pieman,

“Let me taste your ware.”

Said the pieman to Simple Simon,

“Show me first your penny.”

Said Simple Simon to the pieman,

“Indeed, I have not any.

Pennies went out years ago,

Stop trying to be funny.

Just charge it to my credit card –

I’ve only plastic money.”

 

Source:  Fractured Fairytales & Ruptured Rhymes compiled by Ann Weld. Omnibus Books, 1990

 

Incey Wincey Spider by Michael Dugan

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Incey Wincey spider

Climbed the water spout.

Down came the rain

And washed poor Incey out.

Out came the sun

And dried up all the rain,

So Incey Wincey spider

Climbed up the spout again.

 

Remember this poem

Any time you might

Be tempted to think

That spiders are bright.

 

Source:  Fractured Fairytales & Ruptured Rhymes compiled by Ann Weld. Omnibus Books, 1990

Nightening by Michael Dugan

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When you wake up at night
And it’s dark and frightening,
Climb out of bed
And turn on the lightening.

Source: The ABC Book of Australian Poetry: a treasury for young people compiled by Libby Hathorn (ABC Books 2010)