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My Economic Woes Doze .

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My Economic Woes Doze .

The Soup kitchen's queue are in line .
The economy , banjaxed and dyin' .
When Lehmans went bust
The bankers just cussed
So now , " Buddy who can spare a dime " ?.

I called up my banker , by chance .
With an invite to the " Poor Peoples " dance .
He came dressed in rags
With two plastic bags
And the ass missing , from his old pants .

No Ferraris or Mercs to be seen .
For between us , we hadn't a bean .
The soup it was cold
And the bread , it had mould
And Seamus the Chef , was a " Queen " .

The dessert trolly started to shake .
Baked Alaskas were fried like a steak .
Amid all the wailin'
In strolled Sarah Palin
" Vote me in and I'll give you a break " .

I awoke in a lather of sweat
At the characters I had just met .
With a sad sorry weep
I went straight to sleep.
"Snore it off , Seán , that's as good as 'twill get .


Perspired by Carolyn's , Limerick contest ....

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  1. Date: 7/30/2011 11:55:00 AM

    Hi Sean: Very clever write...I always enjoy your Limericks...they put a smile on my face. Have a peaceful day filled with blessings my friend! Caryl

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 9:25:00 AM

    great poem enjoyed it

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 9:05:00 AM

    You haven't been posting lately, Sean. Hope all is well with you and thanks for your comments on Bells of Amazing Grace. Miss you! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 8:09:00 PM

    Brilliant as usual Sean!

  1. Date: 7/30/2010 6:01:00 PM

    funny, long time no read my friend? How are you?

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 12:20:00 PM

    Your sense of humor has always given me reason to smile. You have a gift in that area. Thank you for your kind comment. I decided to drop by the site and respond to some comments. Sorry for the delay. Like you, I don't know that I really fit in the new Soup community. I still plan to visit from time to time. Best wishes with your writing. Keep that talent shining! Karen

  1. Date: 7/16/2010 8:34:00 PM

    Enjoyed the write. Brought a chuckle. Good Luck in the contest. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 7/14/2010 10:15:00 PM

    You are really great with these. And I noticed that funny thing you said at the bottom here "perspired" by the contest. hahaha. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/14/2010 8:57:00 AM

    You gave me a double chuckle with that 'Baked Alaska'. .fried. .fried. .you are so good at limericks,awesome!

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 8:04:00 AM

    No Sean,it was England's victories over the old 'enemy' the Aussies,beating them at Criciket(with help from our Irish import) and Johnnos narrow win, via Wilko's boot once again.It's always good to get good weather when the days are longest it's what makes for a good summer.Hope it has been as fine in your parts of these Isles.Rgds Brian .

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 11:59:00 PM

    The FA will have this if we don't make the next round.Even then it could the Germans who( as always) are on song or uber alles as they would have it.It will take more than an Italian job now for us .Still its nice to see folk displaying our flag in the streets etc hereabouts for a change.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 2:25:00 PM

    Thanks for your kind comment today. Awaiting for some more humor from you. You have a way of brightening my day. Smiling in West Fargo, Karen

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 2:17:00 PM

    I give you a top mark for the effort. One is colloquial and minor. But two is deliciously politically incorrect and three has the grit and the guts to take it out into controversy, which I like. Four has wicked wit, which is one of your greatest strengths,and five has resignation as resolution, which is fine. Good piece. I have always liked your novel approaches and originality. Being a fellow Irishman, I am proud of you! Regards and thanks, Gerard

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 9:12:00 AM

    Yeah, Palin gives me nightmares too! congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 8:20:00 AM

    You are quite the master of humor. Congratulations on placing third in Carolyn's contest. Way to go! Enjoy your honor. You have added a lot of joy to my reading experience over the years. Keep that pen flowing. Karen

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 6:38:00 AM

    very funny congrats on your win and thanks for your comments faleshia

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 3:39:00 AM

    Excellent Sean, what a gem of a write. Mega congrats to you in Carolyn's contest >> James

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 7:41:00 PM

    Hilarious Limericks Sean. Congratulations on your worthy poem's win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 4:06:00 PM

    A big Congats for one of the best limerick writers around. YOO HOO for Sean! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 9:47:00 AM

    For me YOU ARE #! LOL..ohhhhhhhhhh yeah! give it to 'um! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 8:25:00 AM

    Congrats Sean on your winning poem in the Limerick contest with this great write..knew it when read previously.. enjoy a well deserved win my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 8:12:00 AM

    You had me rolling with laughter in this haiku series, Sean. I loved the references to Sarah Palin, the soup kitchen and the Poor People's Dance! Congratulations on placing third with this witty write! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 9:20:00 PM

    What a great thought and set of limerick stanzas to convey the message! Good luck in the contest! Dan C ps. Thanks for your comments on my work.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 8:48:00 PM

    Sean your brilliant!

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 8:34:00 PM

    I see a numero uno in this one,Sean.WAY to go.LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 4:38:00 PM

    Super cool Sean and number one for sure.. u earned it with all the verses and so on target too.. good luck my friend.. if we can't fix it we may as well smile about it... with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 12:50:00 PM

    This is a woes doze when it comes to the economics, enjoyed by the way I also loved your comment on my thanks to the soup. It is not a bad thing. Truly enjoyed your awesome poem, good luck to you in the contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 11:50:00 AM

    Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Sean. May your weekend be full of love,good health and loads of inspiration. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 9:45:00 AM

    Sean, this a supergreat entry for sure! It's supergreat on it's own, even if not for a contest. You are very good at these multiple Limericks. Some real doozy lines....'Seamus the Chef, was a 'Queen'" gives some 'flair' to the experience haha!! Chris.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 6:02:00 AM

    Nice thoughts well expressed on economic woes. Good luck in the contest

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