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There was once a nerd

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There was once a nerd

There was once a nerd so eager to lurk
Well fed up with his life and his cattle
So  he took off with a boat
But that boat did not float
And started to swim from Dover to Dunkirk







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  1. Date: 6/13/2011 10:58:00 AM
    LOL, great fun, Gert. So sorry to hear you're still in such pain, and thank you for your comments, my friend. Sue and I do hope you'll feel much better soon.

  1. Date: 1/21/2011 8:52:00 AM
    Enjoyed the fact that he did something to get out of the funk that he was in, Gert. As always, enjoyed the view! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 7:52:00 PM
    I love that you made him have to swim, silly nerd. hahaha. Thanks for your comment today, Gert. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 10:10:00 AM
    Was that nerd named Davey Jones? Like your sense of humor. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 1/19/2011 6:40:00 AM
    sorry to say , this piece was nerdy. jhl

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 5:28:00 PM
    thankxxx Gert for your special words tonight on my contest entry... glad u enjoyed and had a good laugh..luv..

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 2:03:00 PM
    Fun limerick. Good luck in the contest. KC

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 9:06:00 AM
    Good one, Gert. lol. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 4:16:00 AM
    soft smile, doing better GERT lines 3 & 4 all GOOD, the rhyme pattern is a/a/b/b/a so line 2 if OFF [in meter also make sure to start with a unstressed word you started with a STRESSED word da da DUM, is what you want. Light & Love and thanks for all the nice comments

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 9:45:00 PM
    wow! Gert, I love this and i love nerds.. enjoyed~skat

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 3:52:00 PM
    Great entry to the contest with this story of the nerd, Gert

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 10:59:00 AM
    Gert line 1 & 2 & 5 need to be longer than 3 & 4 [2 & 4 are OK as they are] pump it up! ;) Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 9:41:00 AM
    This is such a cute take on the limerick contest, Gert. I laughed reading it! Best wishes for success in Deb's contest. I'm glad you didn't get hit with another flood. I've seen roads, bridges and piers totally washed away here in Florida during hurricanes. Many homes have also been destroyed. Thanks for writing to me. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 9:20:00 AM
    I hope he made it. It's a long way from Dover to Calais.

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 8:45:00 AM
    Enjoyed this one..LOL..Good rhyme and rhythm..That bar-be-que needs a special sauce for sure..Sara

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 8:22:00 AM
    Bravo Gert.. a great Limerick and entry for Debbie's contest.. luv it ..so cool my friend.. good luck in the contest.. a great visual here ...funny too ..haha..