Man from Nandee, limerick forum, one line at a time.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
A limerick is a humorous verse of five lines.

Once a man from Nandee
romanced a baboon in a tree
the result was so horrid
all arse and no forehead
blue tail and a bright red gotee

Get the idea? cool, I will start and you add the next line. The person that finishes the fifth line begins the next great work poetic literature. Oh, funny is good but keep it clean. Here we go!
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My jalopy is a rolling wreck
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Posted by Roni (Sotka) Adams (+34) 19 years ago
My jalopy is a rolling wreck,
Need to give the oil a check.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
My jalopy is a rolling wreck,
Need to give the oil a check.
the radiator leaks
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
my jalopy is a rolling wreck
need to give the oil a check
the radiator leaks
the fan belt squeaks
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
my jalopy is a rolling wreck
need to give the oil a check
the radiator leaks
the fan belt squeaks
but it runs , so what the heck
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While whistling a tune on a stroll
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Posted by Joe Whalen (+174) 19 years ago
While whistling a tune on a stroll
I tripped by the track on some coal
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
While whistling a tune on a stroll
I slipped by the track on some coal
I skinned my knees
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
While whistling a tune on a stroll
I slipped by the track on some coal
I skinned my knees
bumped my head on a tree

[This message has been edited by Tucker Bolton (edited 9/30/2003).]
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Posted by Karen Stevenson (+37) 19 years ago
While whistling a tune on a stroll
I slipped by the track on some coal
I skinned my knees
bumped my head on a tree
now I'm hummin' the blues 'til it snows.
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Posted by Karen Stevenson (+37) 19 years ago
Oops - I forgot to add the first line...here goes...

There once was a horse with a hat
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There once was a horse with a hat
the cows called him lazy and fat
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
There once was a horse with a hat
The cows called him lazy and fat
He laughed in their faces
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Posted by Bart Freese (+926) 19 years ago
There once was a horse with a hat
The cows called him lazy and fat
He laughed in their faces
showing his mouthful of braces
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
There once was a horse with a hat
The cows called him lazy and fat
He laughed in their faces
Showing his mouthfull of braces
And his breath knocked the cows over flat
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
There once was a girl at the Bucking Horse Sale..
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There once was a girl at the Bucking Horse Sale..
red hair, green eyes, her skin fair and pale
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Posted by Jill Rizk (+40) 19 years ago
There once was a girl at the Bucking Horse Sale..
red hair, green eyes, her skin fair and pale
When she drank a warm beer

[This message has been edited by Jill Rizk (edited 10/2/2003).]
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There once was a girl at the Bucking Horse Sale..
red hair, green eyes, her skin fair and pale
When she drank a warm beer
grabbed a cowpoke by the rear
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
There once was a girl at the bucking horse sale
Red hair, green eyes , her skin fair and pale
When she drank a warm beer
Grabbed a cowboy by the rear
She wound up spending the night on her tail

There once was an artist named Bolton
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Posted by Bart Freese (+926) 19 years ago
There once was an artist named Bolton
whose artwork could be rather molten
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Posted by Karen Stevenson (+37) 19 years ago
There once was an artist named Bolton
Whose artwork could be rather molten
Inspired by life

[This message has been edited by Karen Stevenson (edited 10/3/2003).]
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There once was an artist named Bolton
Whose artwork could be rather molten
Inspired by life
and his bodacious wife
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
There once was an artist named Bolton
Whose artwork could be rather molten
Inspired by life
and his bodacious wife
they create objects fit for a Sultan

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The bear drank Letterman's whiskey
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Posted by Bart Freese (+926) 19 years ago
The bear drank Letterman's whiskey
Causing this brute to get friskey
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
The bear drank Letterman's whiskey
Causing this brute to get friskey
The 'ol bear got so soused
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Posted by Jill Rizk (+40) 19 years ago
The bear drank Letterman's whiskey
Causing this brute to get friskey
The 'ol bear got so soused
That he fell asleep in the house
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
The bear drank Letterman's whiskey
Causing this brute to get friskey
The 'ol bear got so soused
That he fell asleep in the house
And was soon whisked away to Podunksky
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Rupert's "the man" on Survivor
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Posted by Jim Jones (+154) 19 years ago
Rupert's "the man" on survivor
Into the swamp he jumped like a diver
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Posted by Jill Rizk (+40) 19 years ago
Rupert's "the man" on survivor
Into the swamp he jumped like a diver
But he had on a skirt
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
Rupert's "the man" on survivor
Into the swamp he jumped like a diver
But he had on a skirt
with the camera he'd flirt

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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
Rupert's "the man" on survivor
Into the swamp he jumped like a diver
But he had on a skirt
with the camera he'd flirt
for one million bucks he did desire
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It occurred in the summer months
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
It occurred in the summer months
Slim start planning his winter hunts
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
It occurred in the summer months
Slim started planning his winter hunts
Bought some thermal jammys
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Posted by Jill Rizk (+40) 19 years ago
It occurred in the summer months
Slim started planning his winter hunts
Bought some thermal jammys
To insulate the nooks and crannies
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Posted by Bart Freese (+926) 19 years ago
I don't have an end, but that last line is too funny!
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
It occurred in the summer months
Slim started planning his winter hunts
Bought some thermal jammys
To insulate the nooks and crannies
and remembered "wash whites separately", enough with the affronts
(good one Jill)
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She was thinking back


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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
She was thinking back
recalled a boy named Jack
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Posted by Corrina (Sturdevant) Harrell (+71) 19 years ago
She was thinking back
Recalled a boy named Jack
These memories were so funny

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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
She was thinking back
Recalled a boy named Jack
These memories were so funny
He made those days of bygone sunny
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
She was thinking back
Recalled a boy named Jack
These memories were so funny
He made those days of bygone sunny
But Jill's spill on the hill is one memory she'd rather sack
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
It's about time that the Chicago Cubs
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
It's about time that the Chicago Cubs
stopped playing like a bunch of scrubs
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THIS POEM HAS A GOOD START. THE POEM BEFORE THIS AND A COUPLE OTHERS , NOT SO LIMERICKY SO I HAVE BROADENED THE DEFINITION A TOUCH IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP US ON THE RIGHT TRACK.

A limerick is a very structured poem that can be categorized as "short but sweet". They are usually humorous, and are composed of 5 lines, with an a/a/c/c/a rhyming pattern.


In addition, the first, second and fifth lines are usually 3
anapestic feet (2 unstressed followed by 1 stressed) each. The third and fourth lines are usually 2 anapestic feet.

OK, Get busy and finish that limerick Ken started.



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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
Hmmmm...I'll give it a try.....

It's about time that the Chicago Cubs
stopped playing like a bunch of scrubs
the ball it went zoom


[This message has been edited by Sue (edited 10/6/2003).]
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Posted by Corrina (Sturdevant) Harrell (+71) 19 years ago
The batter looked at his broom
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Posted by Corrina (Sturdevant) Harrell (+71) 19 years ago
And decided to head for some grub


Was that better?
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
You betcha! that was a literary marvel. ;o)
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A cowboy was going to France
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
A cowboy was going to France
And Wranglers he wore for his pants
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Posted by Jill Rizk (+40) 19 years ago
A cowboy was going to France
And Wranglers he wore for his pants
But the size was too big
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
A cowboy was going to France
And Wranglers he wore for his pants
But the size was too big
Yet foie gras he does dig
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
A cowboy was going to France
And Wranglers he wore for his pants
But the size was too big
Yet foie gras he does dig
What a dream, he woke up on the ranch
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Old Pearl was cooking a stew
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
Old Pearl was cooking a stew
Threw in a possum or two
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
Old Pearl was cooking a stew
she threw in a possum or two
then picked at a bunion
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
Old Pearl was cooking a stew
she threw in a possum or two
then picked at a bunion
tossed it in with an onion
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
Old Pearl was cooking a stew
Threw in a possum or two
She picked at a bunion
tossed it in with an onion
PEEE-EEEW

There was a female curmudgeon
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There was a female curmudgeon
she put on her make-up a'smudgen'
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
There was a female curmudgeon
she put on her make-up a'smudgen
Below this mask did lie
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Posted by Bart Freese (+926) 19 years ago
There was a female curmudgeon
she put on her make-up a'smudgen
Below this mask did lie
A face that would make you cry
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There was a female curmudgeon
she put on her make-up a'smudgen
Below this mask did lie
A face that would make you cry
She could shock and scare without budgin'
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George Custer, an adventurous sort
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
George Custer, an adventurous sort
Into battles he did cavort
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Posted by Ken Minow (+375) 19 years ago
George Custer,an adventurous sort
Into battles he did cavort
With long yellow hair
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
George Custer, an adventurous sort
Into battles he did cavort
With long yellow hair
And an ego bizarre
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
George Custer, an adventurous sort
Into battles he did cavort
With long yellow hair
And an ego bizarre
thought Injun' hunting great sport
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A Fellow folks called General Miles
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
A fellow folks called General Miles
Known for his Indian fighting style
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
A fellow folks called General Miles
Known for his Indian fighting style
Road his horse down a hill
Like Buffalo Bill
Then slaughtered some crocodiles
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
Early to bed did he go,
With a blanket in cold packed snow.
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Posted by Jill Rizk (+40) 19 years ago
Early to bed did he go,
With a blanket in cold packed snow.
But with holes in his socks

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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
Early to bed did he go,
With a blanket in cold packed snow.
But with holes in his socks
his feet on warm rocks
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
Early to bed he did go
With a blanket in cold packed snow
Holes in his socks
His feet on warm rocks
Discomfort he did not know

He was a jolly oldtimer
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
He was a jolly oldtimer
a traveler, a singer and rhymer
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
He was a jolly old-timer
A traveler, a singer, and rhymer
But he'd heard of the West
So, he jumped on ol' Bess
And became a forty-niner.

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With gold in his pan
And sidekick named Dan
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Posted by Lee Akers (+259) 19 years ago
With gold in his pan
And a sidekick named Dan
He bought all his meals in a diner
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Posted by Sue (+46) 19 years ago
As I have recently learned, thanks to Tucker and some help from the web, this present rhyme is not a limerick. A limerick is defined as:
a light or humorous verse form of 5 chiefly anapestic verses of which lines 1, 2, and 5 are of 3 feet and lines 3 and 4 are of 2 feet with a rhyme scheme of aabba

a:da-da-daah da-da-daah da-da-daah
b:da-da-daah da-da-daah

such as the following:

Condensed Story of Ms Farad
by A. P. French

Miss Farad was pretty and sensual
And charged to a reckless potential;
But a rascal named Ohm
Conducted her home -
Her decline was, alas, exponential.

and Tucker's 1st limerick that started us off:

Once a man from Nandee
romanced a baboon in a tree
the result was so horrid
all arse and no forehead
blue tail and a bright red gotee

but let's finish this one:

With gold in his pan
And a sidekick named Dan
He bought all his meals in a diner
then sat in his cushy recliner
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
Sue, I am soooo proud of you and everyone that is participating in this topic. Thank you all for joining in the fun. Don't stop now.

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Once a Miles Citian named Sue
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
Once a Miles Citian named Sue
Dressed herself to look like a ewe
But on Halloween night
She caused such a fright
And was escorted off to the zoo

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There was a young man from the sticks
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There was a young man from the sticks
with hayseeds the size of bricks
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
There was a young man from the sticks
with hayseeds the size of bricks
When one morning he awoke
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Posted by Heath H (+641) 19 years ago
There was a young man from the sticks
with hayseeds the size of bricks
When one morning he awoke
filled his mug with a coke
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
There was a young man from the sticks
with hayseeds the size of bricks
When one morning he awoke
filled his mug with a coke
And began a series of tricks

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There an old lady of Hurley
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Posted by Heath H (+641) 19 years ago
There was an old lady of Hurley
Her nose hairs were long thick and curly
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There was an old lady of Hurley
Her nose hairs were long thick and curly
she'd roll them in curlers


* Michael, great stuff man but one line at a time please
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
There was an old lady of Hurley
Her nose hairs were long thick and curly
she'd roll them in curlers
And spin them like twirlers
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
There was an old lady of Hurley
Her nose hairs were long thick and curly
she'd roll them in curlers
And spin them like twirlers
All that before seven-thirty
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Posted by Pete Petro (+281) 19 years ago
There was a dog named Ivan
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3843) 19 years ago
There once was a dog named Ivan
that mutt was always connivin'
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Posted by Michael W. Koffler (+57) 19 years ago
There once was a dog named Ivan
that mutt was always connivin'
He'd bark at the moon
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Posted by peggy goode (+3) 19 years ago
and snarl like a racoon.
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Posted by peggy goode (+3) 19 years ago
and snarl like a racoon.
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Posted by Chuck Sawyer (+2) 19 years ago
There once was a dog named Ivan,
That mutt was always connivin',
He'd bark at the moon,
And snarl like a raccoon,
For a full food dish he'd be striven.

(Fun site; glad I stumbled onto it. CS)

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There was a young lady named May,
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