busy billy 2

(I am submitting a Mother Goose type rhyme for the prompt “Willy Nilly.”)


Little Busy Billy

Hurried here and there.

Billy bathed with lye soap,

And put oil on his hair.

His mother gave up hope

Of keeping Billy still.

He scurried willy nilly

And demanded his will.

His mother lost her temper

And sat him in a chair

Poor Billy gave a whimper

Then cried in despair.

Prompt “Willy Nilly”  by Michelle Cook  September Writing Prompts


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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14 Responses to BUSY BILLY

  1. Oh my, that Billy!! I’m loving all the different takes on Michelle’s writing prompts! ❤️

  2. calensariel says:

    Well done! I have a Caleb that defies rhyming!

    • oneta hayes says:

      That is a chore. Maybe a limerick. There once was a boy named Caleb, Who visited the town of Salem, But when he got there, Dead witches did stare.He jumped on a ship and went sailin”. Nope, don’t recommend that! 😀

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