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Hodge Podge

A trickey question came up,
while some friends had a talk.
If a "fly" had no wings,
would you call him a "walk"?

Another thing that puzzled their minds!
If a turtle doesn't have a shell,
is he's considered "naked" or "homeless",
it would be real hard to tell?

The next problem, they wanted to solve,
but soon discovered they can't!
What to do if an endangered animal,
is eating an endangered plant?

They wanted to know what disease, "cured-ham" had?
Also, none of them could recall,
Why does rain "drop",
and why does snow "fall"?

Here's yet, another question,
they felt that needed clearing!
If a deaf person has to go to court,
do they still call it a "hearing"?

When you die and go to heaven,
they summised to their chagrin,
that you must spend eternity,
in the clothes, you're buried in!

We sometimes say "it's Greek to me"'
when in a state of disarray!
But, in the very same predicament,
what do "Greek folks" say?

Don't give up, we're often told!
But, there's one thing, that I don't git!
If someone says "all is not lost"'
then where the heck, "is it"?






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  1. Date: 5/21/2012 10:12:00 PM

    These hodge podge are great fun, Ralph!! well done.

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 6:40:00 AM

    I loved this one as much as number two.....Again......Too funny.......Larry

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 5:23:00 PM

    This made me laugh out loud, particularly the endangered species bit. Amazing and very witty! Love this! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 5:41:00 AM

    Excellent one with great humor and wonderful questions?...Why do they call a building that has more than one floor a building with two or three or four stories?...Thanks for stopping by..I am glad that you liked my work about "Beaver's Castor Gland"...Did you know that some cigarettes are also flavored with this powder scent gland?...My grandson laughted about the fact that he is smoking beaver___..Sara

  1. Date: 5/12/2012 10:57:00 AM

    Interesting questions... I'll have to think a bit... ;-)) Terry

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 9:43:00 PM

    Lol...nice nice NICE.