Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Scrambling of Humpty-Dumpty--By Robert L. Hinshaw--United States

The Scrambling of Humpty-Dumpty

Humpty-Dumpty sat on the wall and gambled,
That if he fell his yolk would not be scrambled!
Yet when he fell,
He cracked his shell!
Alas, no way he could be reassembled!

Robert L. Hinshaw served 30 years in the Air Force retiring in 1978 in the grade of Chief Master Sergeant. He began writing poetry in 2002 at age 72 and has composed over 1100 poems.


  1. This makes me laugh out loud, Robert! It's a delightful read!


  2. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Bob H: had a good chuckle at this one

  3. Dear Bob, If his shell cracked, but the yolk was in tact, Humpty could have become an omelet - that's a fact. Or he could have just have his brain scrambled. LOL Very funny! Hope you are doing okay through the flood recovery. I have been thinking of you and Vera. Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. Bob,
    This limerick is very funny! I enjoyed reading it. Nicely done!
    ~David Fox

  5. Dear Bob -

    I loved reading this and may not eat scrambled eggs again. Poor Humpty