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Pot of Gold


I'm sure you've all heard the story
About the rainbow and the pot of gold
Well, you'll not find no treasure there
So, listen, to how this story unfolds

You see, I was standing there one day
When the rainbow touched the ground
Now, I didn't find no pot of gold
But let me tell what I had found

There were a bunch of tiny leprechauns
Just a sittin' around and chewin' the fat
So I slowly approached their village
And asked them where I was at

Well, they said that I was nowhere
A place that was in between
Somewhere that people talked about
But nobody has ever seen

So, I began to look around their village
And by now, I was in total shock
Because I had finally found the "pot of gold"
It was the "Land of the Missing Sock"

You see, those leprechauns were kleptos
But they would only steal one thing
They'd take our socks from our dryers
Just as many as they could bring

They said they just couldn't help themselves
They had even tried some therapy
But this addiction was just too strong
And so I guess, it was meant to be

So, I asked them,"If you're gonna rob our dryers,
Why only one sock, why not take two?"
They just laughed at me and answered,
"Cause then, we'd have to steal your shoes"

Well, that rainbow started to disappear
And the leprechauns all faded away
That was the last time I ever saw that place
But, I'll never forget that day

Now, that's the end of my rainbow story
I just wanted everyone to know
That somewhere at the end of the rainbow
Is the place those missing socks go









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  1. Date: 3/26/2010 2:28:00 PM

    Another mystery solved. Thanks Larry.

  1. Date: 3/26/2010 8:50:00 AM

    Larry, you should write a book of poetry and have it published. Have you ever? I mean it. I'd buy it in a second.

  1. Date: 3/26/2010 8:45:00 AM

    Larry, you never cease to amaze me! That was HILARIOUS, imaginative and just plain-old-damn good writing! LOVED IT!

  1. Date: 3/26/2010 8:45:00 AM

    This one is going to favorites!