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September 27, 2012
Posted at 10:27 am
 

Tickle game

This morning Madam Jillinghoff's Bedroom Rhymes broke 30 with the addition of Tickle Game. It's a throwaway, really, but it's an extension of a real rhyme my mother used to tell me when I was little. She would recite the first two lines while actually tickling my knee, and I would try not to laugh. I have added four lines in what seems to me like a logical progression. I went through a number of variants before stumbling over something I liked, including much more explicit or intentionally funny endings, but I prefer what I've come up with. It preserves the innocent tone, but it's still kind of creepy.