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Coming Out of the Cage

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Coming Out of the Cage

I have a confession to make
I’m having an affair with my lizard
but she thinks I’m cheating on her
and often puts a tail on me

I’m wrapped up in another quandary
My python has a crush on me
and wants me to be her squeeze
It’s a slippery slope I’m slithering down

To be honest, she DOES take my breath away
but if my lizard lover hears this tawdry tail
she Iguana be awful jealous, but frankly speaking
I think she needs to scale down her expectations… 


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  1. Date: 4/22/2015 9:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your fine win my friend....

  1. Date: 4/22/2015 5:56:00 PM
    dropping back with my congrats again Tim:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 4/22/2015 2:08:00 PM
    Excellent use of playing on words..Enjoyed the humor.Congrats. Sara.

  1. Date: 4/22/2015 1:57:00 PM
    I love this humorous write, :) a 7 and congratulations on your wonderful win. Blessings eve

  1. Date: 4/22/2015 1:50:00 PM
    Fun to read .....well done ....Seren

  1. Date: 4/22/2015 8:44:00 AM
    i'll bet you had a lot of fun writing this! i sure did reading it. congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 4/22/2015 8:41:00 AM
    OH, TIM, please take your tongue out of your cheek...This is PISSAH. Still laughing.

  1. Date: 10/3/2014 12:11:00 AM
    I think this did not do better only for the fact that it is more about clever word play than animals! I still LOVE this one.

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 5:18:00 AM
    Congrats again on this humorous write, Tim

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 12:44:00 AM
    Congrats and thank you for entering. Please visit the blog. Love and prayers, Gina

  1. Date: 9/30/2014 6:53:00 PM
    I got my eye on you, Python's can get quite vicious, so play nice Mr. Tim, congrats xxx

  1. Date: 9/30/2014 3:57:00 PM
    Love the humour here Tim:-) many congrats on your HM. Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Wow Tim, love the cut back expressing her needs... , Congratulations on your win ~xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Hi Tim....love your play on words...clever write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:10:00 AM
    congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Very, very funny. My favorite. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 4:18:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:57:00 PM
    love all those word plays, Tim. Good win. BIG congrats, and come on, you gotta know that I understand it's more than just Nixon and insurance companies responsible for our bad health care system!!

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Hahaha Tim, I love this. So glad you pointed me in this direction. You, sir, are a clever devil!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Tim, wow! I can't believe I forgot to thank you for the nice and silly poem you entered in my contest. A late late late CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you for the smirks and smiles your poem gave me while reading it. Hope you can forgive me, it is not like me to stoop low and diss all who support me or my contest. Even if I get no response, everyone still matters, and I try my best... Love love LINDA...

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