Behind The Rhymes
By Minsmif
Published: October 16, 2007

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT THOSE CHILDHOOD RHYMES OF OLD?
ARE THE STORIES REALLY DIFFERENT FROM THOSE STORIES WE WERE TOLD?

THOSE NURSERY RHYMES AUTHENTIC FLARE IS A PUZZLE TO ME STILL,
LITTLE BO PEEP COMES TO MIND, AND WHAT ABOUT JACK AND JILL.

A FINDERS FEE WAS REQUIRED OF ME, AND THE MONEY WAS VERY WELL SPENT,
FIRST HAND STORIES OF CHILDHOOD RHYMES WERE WORTH EVERY SINGLE CENT.

HAPPY ENDINGS WERE COMMON PLACE, WITH LAUGHTER AS I RECALL,
ACCORDING TO THE STORIES I'VE HEARD, WE HAVEN'T HEARD THEM ALL.

REMEMBER THE STORY OF JACK AND JILL, WELL YOUR TEACHER FORGOT TO MENTION,
THAT MOSES HAD REACHED THE PEAK OF THE HILL, GIVING GOD HIS FULLEST ATTENTION.

AS JACK FELL DOWN AND BROKE HIS CROWN, THE REASON FOR HIS SITUATION,
WAS DISOBEDIENCE UNTO GOD AND JACK'S CONSTANT PROCRASTINATION.

WHEN HUMPTY DUMPY SAT ON THE WALL, AND CAME CRASHING TO THE GROUND,
IT WAS JOSHUA AT THE FOOT OF THE WALL, FOR THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN

WHEN LITTLE MISS MUFFET SAT ON HER TUFFET EATING HER CURDS AND WHEY,
IT WAS SATAN THE SPIDER THAT SAT DOWN BESIDE HER, SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FASTING THAT DAY.

LITTLE BO PEEP NEVER LOST HER SHEEP LIKE THE STORY HAD BEEN PROJECTED,
JESUS HAD CONTROL OF THE FLOCK KEEPING THEM SAFE AND WELL PROTECTED.

MOTHER HUBBARD WHO WENT TO HER CUPBOARD, DOUBTED GOD'S WORD FROM THE START,
HER CUPBOARD WAS BARE BUT IT COULDN'T COMPARE TO THE EMPTINESS LEFT IN HER HEART.

IF I HAD TO CHOSE MY FAVORITE RHYME, THERE'S NO DOUBT OF WHO I WOULD PICK,
ITS JACK BE NIMBLE, THAT SPEEDY LAD THAT JUMPED OVER THE CANDLESTICK.

I INTERVIEWED JACK, FACE TO FACE SINCE HIS STORY HAD BEEN TOLD,
HE PREACHES NOW AROUND THE GLOBE, AFTER JESUS SAVED HIS SOUL.

I INQUIRED FROM JACK, WHAT HAD CHANGED HIS LIFE, FOR HIS FRIENDS HAVE SO MANY TRIALS
HE LOOKED AT ME AS IF ASKED BEFORE, SITS BACK, AND GENTLY SMILES

"ALL OF MY LIFE I'VE LOVED THE LORD, MY SALVATION IS MY DESIRE"
"I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOOK BELOW AND FEEL THE RAGING FIRE"