National Poetry Month: humpty dumpty by dinaz rogersApril 21, 2021 humpty dumpty by dinaz rogers On a very high wall nice and tall sat Humpty Dumpty painted up like a doll; poor egg … a sight it looked a fright. Cheeks: two dots of pink Eyes: in deep-black ink Lips: all blue one black felt shoe other a bright ecru. Then came all the King’s horses and all the King’s men who stood as guards lest Humpty fell and broke in shards. ‘Cause Humpty without: health coverage, catastrophic illness, life, or accident insurance… could sue the royal wall-builder. Poets, painters, printers, social workers even doctors and nurses wondered out loud opined and debated, then one spoke: “What would happen to Humpty if he fell and broke?” A philosopher declared if he fell it was so fated. The artist assailed Dumpty’s face garishly painted. The chef thought: a thousand ways once he was cracked Humpty be transformed into omelets, quiche or cake? Aah, the possibilities to be tried poached, baked, scrambled or fried? Then along came a publisher … Saw a big sale in this tale of that unbroken shell on the wall, dismissing all the King’s horses and all the King’s men, he opened a book … the egg fell in — look un-splattered and became in the fullness of time a favorite children’s nursery rhyme.