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Animal Magnetism

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Animal Magnetism

A pet more exotic I'd wanted.
A pet to be groomed and then flaunted.
Not a dog or a cat -
Something cooler than that!
I began my search feeling undaunted

In a pet store I came on a ferret.
Such a pain he was! How did I bear it?
Under doors and through cracks
He'd escape from me. AAAACH!!
So I traded him in for a parrot.

Well, the parrot just wanted to fly!
And that bird knew more bad words than I.
When he called me a whore,
I threw open the door:
“Now you’re getting your wish, Bird. BYE BYE!

A boa constrictor I bought,
He’d like to be cuddled, I thought,
But he wrapped and he squeezed,
As I gasped and I wheezed,
And offered the rat that I’d caught.
 
A bowl of piranha I won -
I played Baccarat with a nun -
And they wiggled their bums,
So I tickled their tums,
But bones ’stead of fingers aint fun.

My elderly aunt sent a text,
Suggesting tarantulas next,
But my spider alas,
Took a bite of my ass:
My pet-owning hobby is hexed.

I went to the pet shop, I swear,
But nothing I wanted was there -
To my pets I am prey,
So I went on eBay,
And purchased a big teddy bear.


For the "Grab a Partner" Contest. To see
who I collaborated with, read my comment
under the poem.

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  1. Date: 5/14/2014 10:29:00 PM
    I love the ending of this funny poem. I to will only get a teddy bear. Had pets over the years and now just want a cuddly bear. LOL love phyl

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 3:23:00 AM
    I trust this did well in the comp. What fun, you've both created an excellent piece. It's off to my favs, in readiness for tweeting.

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    Date: 2/28/2014 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My internet has suddenly decided to go slow of course. But here we go you are number 3. Tweets away...
  1. Date: 2/24/2014 2:15:00 PM
    That was funny Andrea. I busted out laughing several times. There's not much humor in poetry, especially mine. Yet I love to laugh and that was funny. Great job. Take care.

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 12:33:00 PM
    LOL! This is brilliant! So imaginative. Your wit is rapier sharp. Kudos, Andrea; a pleasure to read :)

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 9:55:00 AM
    These will win for sure. I love your bony fingers one, the rest also. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 6:36:00 PM
    Awesome win..Sara

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 11:09:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Andrea

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 10:48:00 AM
    Andrea, a delightful and hilarious write by you and Jack. Hope all is well with you. Hugs

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 10:42:00 AM
    Really enjoyed this Andrea, You should do more Limericks..' great fun to read I shall send you a soup mail now..'

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:14:00 AM
    GREAT, I reall...lllly enjoyed this one. Fun filled.............. congrats.

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 4:19:00 PM
    Andrea I love all of this and you and Jack did a great job, it is as a limerick should be....David

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 11:59:00 AM
    Very funny stuff Andrea! We had a hamster in the house once but my dog ate it....whoops

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 11:52:00 AM
    A ton of laughter in these lines! Good work!

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:07:00 PM
    This poetic form I difficult to write but you have done justice to this piece. I enjoyed it and chuckled a bit. Very entertaining.

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 12:33:00 PM
    I see that you teamed with Jack..These were very good Limericks..I enjoyed reading each one of them..Sara

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:11:00 AM
    This is so funny! You and Jack did a fantastic job. I am an animal lover but there are some I won't go near, and most of them are here!

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 10:43:00 PM
    Pure genius I loved it . Daz

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 7:27:00 PM
    Don't think I've enjoyed a limeick more. Love the risqueness of it. You could never tell where you and Jack began and ended. Awsome!!!! Peace. :)

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 7:13:00 AM
    Andrea this is hilarious..I love it...

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 2:00:00 AM
    I like your rhymes...give a man a second chance...fun poetry... Eve and I are old souls, we are not new to the world, but we are new to the Poetry Soup...thanx for visiting...

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