Modern Miss Muffet: Stand Your Ground

spiderReally? It’s only Wednesday? Because it has been one of those weeks where it feels like I’ve already lived ten days of it. I’m talking about a loooonnnggggg stressful week. Given that, I didn’t get to write the post I had planned, so today I am going to share something I decided might be too silly. But now I need a little silly. This came about when I was playing around with modernizing nursery rhymes and giving the female characters more backbone! So here’s my version of Miss Muffet, which I’ve given a sparkling new title. 


Stand Your Ground

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffet

Eating her curds and whey.

Along came a spider

And sat down beside her

What did Miss Muffet say?

Did she call for a man?

No! That wasn’t her plan.

Instead, she took off her shoe.

And said to the spider

“Be frightened away!

Or else you’ll be smashed into goo.”

 See, it’s all about choices. So stand your ground!  (I might have to apologize to arachnophiles for this one, but note that the spider has a choice here too!) Here’s hoping  all of your weeks are going better than mine. But as Judith Viorst’s Alexander might say, “Some weeks are like that. Even in Australia.”  🙂 

8 comments on “Modern Miss Muffet: Stand Your Ground

  1. sudiptabq says:

    Or even in South Carolina…..

  2. kamikinard says:

    Is there anywhere we can go to escape weeks like this?????? I mean, I live at the beach. You’d think that’d do it. But no.

  3. rnewman504 says:

    Kami, Love the poem! Sorry to hear you’re having a rough week. Somehow “things” always have a way of getting better. 🙂

  4. I LOVE this. Wonderful, if I had daughters I would memorize it and sing it to them (oooo maybe I’ll have granddaughters I’ll go ahead and memorize it just in case).

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