Jump rope jingles

Recited in rhyme

One, two, three,

Will you be mine?

Double Dutch fun,

Then over-head

Hot pepper is fast,

Your face turns red

Chanted in cadence

To keep up the pace

Trip over your feet,

And lose your place.



for dVerse Poets – Quadrille # 35 – Pepper … use the word pepper in your poem of 44 words.

Quadrille #35

Thanks for the prompt, Kim!


Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

Β© 2017 BS


30 responses »

    • Elementary school fun and games were the best! There was always a long line for taking our turn jumping rope. I keep trying to remember all the little rhymes we’d say. Good times! πŸ˜‰

  1. Oh fun fun fun!!!! I remember twirling hot pepppers for my friend. The twirlers’ faces got as red as the jumpers πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the memories…my favorite was always double dutch!

    • I remember doing the rope twirling part, and my arm would get so tired! Some kids could jump for a long time before missing. Double Dutch was hard to do, but so much fun trying. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Lillian!

    • Thanks, Beverly! You know what? It took me forever to learn to get both feet off the ground at the same time, when learning to just jump up! My mom paid me a nickel when I finally learned how. I think it took me longer than most to figure it out! haha

    • You and me both, Victoria! No way I’d try it these days, but it sure was fun back then. Same thing for skating. I would love to do that again, but wouldn’t like the consequences! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  2. Wow! What fun. Sweet/sour drift into the past of learning double dutch. I tripped over my feet many times. Tremendously enjoyed this, Barbara. ❀

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