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Old Lady Krump

Old Lady Krump

Old Lady Krump

Old Lady Krump

Old Lady Krump

When we were kids we all heard the story of old lady Krump.

Mean Mrs. Krump sat on a stump across the rivers way.

She sat on the stump, it was just a little bit of a hump, passing the time away.

Day in and day out she would sit and pout.

Shouting this wicked phrase:

"Come out, come out, wherever you may be. Jump on my hook and into my tum-tum-tummy."

This would make the children shudder.

For the story goes, she used a hook to kill and eat her brother.

Old lady Krump sat on that stump day after, day after, day.

She carried her yarn.
She carried her hooks.
She walks with a wooden old cane.

She sat on her stump and tied the hook to the yarn and the yarn to the cane.

To all the kids this looked quite insane.

Looking at her jar of worms she would say this wicked phase:

"Get on my hook, and catch me some big babies today. For I am hungry and I need to fill my tummy."

Old lady Krump sat on a stump by that old riverway.

She'd sit and she'd wait until it got late. While cursings the whole night away.

The children would watch and listen. As the hag mumbled and waddled off to her old shack in the woods.

"No luck today perhaps tomorrow, those babies will come out to play. Then I'll have my feast right after I catch the slippery beasts."

"Creeeeeeeek, Smack!" The old screen door slams behind her.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

Comments

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 22, 2019:

Thanks, Brenda. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Kids can come up with some wild stories, that's for sure.

Like in the movie "Home Alone" Macaulay Culkin's character thought the old man next door was evil. Turns out he's just lonely and misses his family. Turns out he's a super nice guy. So, "Don't judge a book by its cover."

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 21, 2019:

It is quite easy for rumors to spread...nice write about this poor woman who only wanted to eat some fish.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 20, 2019:

Thank you Purvi for reading it. I'm gald you enjoed it. I had fun writing it and drawing the picture.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 20, 2019:

Thanks, John. When we were kids, there were always some rumors about some old lady. Usually, about them being an evil old witch that ate children. I grew up in Salem, MA (Witch City). So it wasn't too unusual for rumors of that nature to be spread by kids. Btw thanks for pointing out the "title" error. I fixed it.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on November 20, 2019:

Thanks, Lorna. Ya, I agree kids can have a huge imagination. I know I did. Shoot I still do. Ha, ha.

There were always some rumors going around about some old man or old lady where I lived.

When we were kids my friends and I would walk through the woods for miles. I knew every inch of Salem by the time I was 13. One day while exploring the woods we came upon an old shack. It had one boarded up window and a white screen door. It was very creepy looking, especially at night. We would visit that spot often, to hang out. One day while hanging out I told the story of old lady Krump. Just to try and scare my friends. Funny enough it scared us all. The white screen door slapped hard from a breeze that blew by. We ran out there as quick as we could. "Old Lady Krump!" A rumor was born.

Purvi from India on November 20, 2019:

Really, I enjoyed more this poem. The imagination of the story is very nice. Really, sometimes children think in a wrong way or sometimes situations are going to in a wrong way. So, children have no fault but the situations are looking wrong at that time.

Lorna Lamon on November 20, 2019:

I enjoyed this poem Jason and I think most kids enjoy creating stories from their imagination based on very little truth.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 20, 2019:

Any old lady who lives alone seems to get a bad rap and kids spread rumours about them. Interesting read, Jason. good drawing too. (Oh the title of your hub says "Old Landy Krump" not Lady.)