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Humpty Dumpty in the Style of Edgar Allan Poe

Chris Higgins

So I missed Poe's birthday by one day, but this is worth it: a version of "Humpty Dumpty" written by Dylan Curry in the style of Edgar Allan Poe. The poem:

Once upon a wall of stone Sat Humpty Dumpy all alone Shrouded in a web of gloom His fate as near as tomorrow's tomb For earth called him As he teetered and fell And the ground took him And mangled his shell All the angels in heaven And Demons below Were soaked in yolk As they fought for his soul Now my own days grow shorter The final hour is soon And as Humpty before me I must bid you adieu