Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow

Sketch a girl in black and white,

Pigtails flying, slapping against a plaid shirtwaist

Skinny sun browned legs skip-hopping to a rhythmic chant

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,

Went upstairs to kiss a fellow.

Made a mistake and kissed a snake,

How many doctors did it take?

Rope twirls ’round, up, then down, over and over again.

All in the wrist, she thinks as she counts, “One, two…twenty…ninety,” and beyond.

So many doctors! She can jump all day, or at least until recess ends.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

16 thoughts on “Cinderella, Dressed in Yellow”

  1. Did you know “I like coffee, I like tea, I like ______ to jump in with me”
    This one worked well when you had rope twirlers, a big rope and plenty of room as some kids were not the best at jumping in, or out for that matter ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sadly I was often one of the not so coordinated ones!

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      1. This one was always a bit on the clique-ish side as well. One person jumping always seemed to ask for the same friends to jump in more often than not. Rather rude!

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