The Bippity Boppity Hopper

There once was a boy
Who went hippity hop
Everywhere that he went
With a bippity bop.
He’d hop up the stairs
One by one with a “bop”
And down stairs he would “bip”
Every step with a hop.
He loved to go
Hippity hopping along
While singing his
Bippity boppity song.
Even at school he would
Hop in his chair,
And his bips and his bops,
Though quiet, were there.
His parents would ask,
“Why must you hippity hop?
And the bipping and bopping
Must lickety stop!”
And though he was busy
With bops in his head
While hopping on one foot,
He heard what they said.
“Fine! Then I’ll take all
My bippity bopping
Where no one can tell me
To be lickety stopping!”
And so he went
Hippity hopping away,
And where he is now, bip,
No one, bop, can say.

– Written by the B.B.H. πŸ˜‰

OneΒ week later:

The Bippity Boppity
Hopper came home
When he caught a bad case
Of hiccuping syndrome.

Β© Sonya Annita Song

62 thoughts on “The Bippity Boppity Hopper

  1. Rolfing…tell your friend this is very funny! There’s a kind of poetry that uses the double-dactyl (es. higgledy-piggledy) but it’s rather complicated and used for nonsense verse. πŸ˜‰ I’s been a-studyin aghin!

    1. You seem like you are always studying…a lifelong student without the huge tuition fees. I should study a little bit too instead of letting my brain rot on mindless TV shows. πŸ™‚

      1. Yeech! TV! (she said in horror!) In the end, I never thought about being a life long student, but I guess it’s true…and of course I watch some tv shows too from time to time: Doctor Who, Agatha Cristie’s Poirot and Miss Marple πŸ™‚

  2. brilliant. This person has a gift…

    1. The B.B.H. is profoundly thankful. He is hopping around like crazy right now with delight, which means bipping and bopping like you wouldn’t believe. πŸ˜‰

  3. This is such a fun poem! Love it!

    1. I’m so happy you had fun with it! πŸ™‚

  4. Sounds like he needed a smicketty smack.

    1. No smacking allowed. Only hippity hopping and bippity bopping.

  5. Haha, love this! It is so quirky- I enjoyed reading the vibrant language πŸ™‚

    1. Hehe I think you may be a little quirky yourself. πŸ˜‰

  6. Cute. Wish I had that kind of energy, but my bop long ago booped.

    1. I find coffee works pretty well for my booped bops…but then I get really hippity hoppity. πŸ™‚

  7. Very funny. But somewhere in your “funniness” I also spot philosophy. Did the boy follow his passion as he foresook his known world?


    1. To forsake yourself or the world you know? You must always be true to yourself and find acceptance for who you are.

  8. I love this. I want to write something like this, tooooooo…

  9. haha, well he showed them, didn’t he? loved it!

    1. Haha glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  10. so fun to read out loud!

    1. I’m so delighted to hear that you did as it was meant to be read out loud. πŸ™‚

  11. DonΒ΄t know much about poetry techniques but I can say as the person above me it was a fun read and I was hipi di hoping along the way.

    1. I have no idea what poetry techniques there are in this as it was just made up on the fly. I should’ve mentioned earlier that I am grossly untutored in the techniques and styles of writing poetry and am in the process of learning. I think I only know a few more styles than you do. πŸ˜‰

      Hipi-di-hoping…I love the sound of that! πŸ™‚

  12. This could easily be made into a children’s book. Or at least part of children’s book. You have talent. Well done!

    1. Aw, thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  13. This is fabulous–would I be permitted to print it out and send it to my cousin, to read to her great-grandson?

      1. Thank you! And thanks so much also, for directing me to the 1st half–you’re a genius with these, my goodness!! I was trying to think if I’d ever done anything at all similar–and just maybe I have something; so I’ll dig through my files later, see if I can find it to repost!

        1. You are too kind. They are fun to write for me. I would love to read something like this that you wrote. πŸ™‚

  14. I love the flow of it. Bippety boppety boo now i want to watch Cinderella too

    1. “Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo. Put ’em together and what have you got? Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!”

  15. I volunteer at an elementary school where I read stories. I always include a poem but it is sometimes difficult to find one that those youngsters relate to. I think yours is one that would. Would you mind if I read it to them?

    1. I would be honored to have you read it to them. It was meant for children but not a lot of children read my blog, so it is wonderful to know it will reach some little ones. πŸ™‚

    2. I would also love to know their reaction when you do, if you don’t mind letting me know. πŸ™‚

  16. This is the cutest poem I’ve ever read. I like it a lot.


    1. Haha glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  17. Love it! A very fun poem. πŸ™‚

    1. So happy it was fun for you! πŸ™‚

  18. I like it enjoyed it very much made me laugh

    1. I’m so glad it made you laugh! πŸ™‚

  19. Adorable!!! πŸ™‚

  20. This one’s fun. I like it. Sounds a bit like Shel Silverstein.

    1. I take that as a great compliment. Many thanks. πŸ™‚

  21. This is gorgeous! THANK YOU! We are working on making a choreography for this one, integrating it in the hoping we already do! πŸ™‚

    1. Lol choreography…that’s awesome. I wanted to write something that your son would enjoy as much as the Swirling Mad poem. I hope this one comes close. πŸ™‚

      1. Yes, it most certanly does! Swirling and hoping are his favourite things!

  22. Loved this light hearted, witty entertainment. More please!


    1. Haha if you liked this one, you might like my peanut butter poem: πŸ™‚

  23. Your magical language just flies or rather ‘hops’ off the page!

    1. It rather makes me want to be a rabbit than a cat. Cats are not very good hoppers. πŸ™‚

  24. undergroundatypical September 28, 2013 — 1:34 am

    re: aah cute

    “why must you hippity hop?
    and the bipping and bopping
    must lickety stop!”

    if my parents had said it that way to me
    i’d kiss them, regardless of our history
    but i suppose it’s pointless
    to get jealous
    of poetry…

    1. Lol it would make for some interesting conversation, that’s for sure. πŸ™‚

  25. oh he’s surely a hiphop star by now!!! lol you silly kid!

    1. A hiphop star is perfect for someone like him. I am a rather silly kid, but I don’t come across that way. πŸ˜‰

      1. you inspired my kissing frogs!!! hehehe

        1. Aw, I’m so glad as that was such a fun poem to read. πŸ™‚

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