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What Possessed Them

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What Possessed Them

Twelve and twenty black birds baked in a pie
Sounds to me disgusting, would probably make me die
I hate those big blackbirds that pilfer on the street
I can't imagine that they would ever taste sweet

What kind of baker would bake them in a pie
Sounds like he was drinking or probably getting high
I like my pies with fresh fruit or creamy custard
I can't even imagine a pie that's filled with black birds

Sometimes those authors of Mother Goose rhymes
Must have been with Edgar cutting up some lines
Or maybe with that Lewis Carroll smoking opium
For the things they wrote back then were more scary than fun

Living in a shoe, or being Jack so quick
It seems ridiculous to jump over a candlestick. 

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  1. Date: 4/27/2013 7:51:00 PM
    hahaha This was a lot of fun Jennifer...: ) Thanks for the smiles and thanks for stopping by... Hugs

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 2:51:00 PM
    lol, so true- Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 6:58:00 PM
    very nice write Jennifer....enjoyed...hugs

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 10:21:00 AM
    A good way to get your *ss burned anyway, huh?...haha. You are so much fun!