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Effrim Finkelstein

Old Mrs. Finkelstein Had a son named Effrim And a wonderful son he was He helped with the house work He helped with the washing With rumours, the town was abuzz Behind Effrim's back They would whistle and quack Suggesting he was a little bit sappy The rumour got around That Effrim wrote poetry And dedicated it to his Pappy Now all the town's jocks Thought Effrim was a sissy They taunted and teased him no end Till one fateful day The news got around Effrim would appear on CNN That day did arrive Effrim's mug went out To every TV screen in the town Larry King once called him “The greatest living bard!” O'er the land his poems were renowned Effrim returned home To a ticker tape parade He was no longer taunted and teased A conquering hero This quiet young man With the ending, Effrim was so pleased © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Dragon definately wants a ticker Tape parade. He wants one BAD... Now, since I explained what they were... He couldn't find Jillian so he just flew off to rescure ANYBODY.. before I could stop him... He'll probably come home empty handed so... The penguins and Troll Lake folks and I are going to throw him a ticker tape party... Lots of giggiglesss.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Hello Jack, thank you for sharing the story, and his pleasing ending.... always... LINDA