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Who Knew-Peru

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Who Knew-Peru

There once was a flawed broad named Maude
who wished to spend Christmas abroad
she ate Christmas dinner
with penniless sinners
for that was all Maude could afford.

Well ole Maude brought them black tea from China
and chocolate cakes from a diner
they ate guinea pig
and many a fig
while Maude poured them wine from Carolina.

Yes you've guessed it, I see that you knew
in Peru they eat Guinea Pigs in stew 
they wear colorful hats
and watch out for black bats
Maude's dinner will be in Cusco, Peru


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  1. Date: 1/4/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Enjoyable! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 8:11:00 PM

    Enjoyed this fun piece Debbie.."

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:43:00 PM

    rereading this one and I realized that you must have a different accent back there in the east coast. Rhyming Maude with afford and China with diner. I can actually imagine it by thinking of some famous movies with actors from the east coast!

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 12/30/2012 9:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hey it's a limerick LOL & the rhyme is with the the awwwwww sound..a wee stretch for fun
  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:50:00 AM

    Enjoy, Peru.....lovely Debbie. - I want to thank you for all the nice poem you have shared with me in the year 2012, and that you have taken the time to read my poems. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 8:29:00 AM

    Dear Debbie...this is amazing..enjoyed so very much :) <3<3<3

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 12:09:00 PM

    Light and funny. I like it. I wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. I am glad I found this site. I used to post my poems on, which one fine morning just disappeared - I had about 150 poems there. Well, I am glad to have met you all.

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 5:26:00 AM

    Good morning, Debbie,, A nice warm congratulations for the very nice win in Francine's "Christmas Dinner with Humor" Wishing you the best holidays to come. Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Love~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:52:00 PM

    Loving this, Deb! : ) I'm sending you best wishes for a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 9:31:00 PM

    I just want to wish you a very merry Christmas my friend!

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 7:33:00 PM

    Hot doggie! This is one sophisticated limerick trio, Debs...The humor is first rate and the details amazing!! Holiday hugs...I think this one would be a first place win in a Christmas limerick contest! I wish I would have sponsored one just for awesome work like this! gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 1:29:00 PM

    This was a lot of fun! Great Job Debbie. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with family and friends.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 5:15:00 PM

    I enjoyed the way you did these as limericks, Debs. You did a good job with your meter and it is interesting how you described a Xmas other than from the US. Congrats on the winners' list.

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 3:41:00 PM

    Well, I suppose Guinea Pigs have high protein content and are low-fat...why not?...Funny one cher and congratulations! - Tim

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:50:00 AM

    Congratulations on your HM Debbie xx

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 4:21:00 AM

    Oh, now I get the blog reference regarding the Guinea Pigs :-) Congratulations on your win, Debbie. Love, Su

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 8:00:00 PM

    Theses are great limericks. Should have been higher. maed a great poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 6:51:00 PM

    merry Christmas and Happy holidays Debbie, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 5:23:00 PM

    I love this, Debbie! You had me laughing from the first line. "A flawed broad named Maude" - too hilarious! I also wanted to let you know that I received your book in the mail today, and your poems are fabulous!! (I already knew they would be, based on your work I've seen on here.) The artwork in the book is also amazing. Thank you so much for sending it :)

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:07:00 PM these amusing limericks. Thanks for all the tips on visiting Peru. Hope your holidays are filled with love and joy! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:30:00 AM

    Too funny,,,, do they really eat guinea pigs? My mom had two or three. They always reminded me of big rats ;} Have a very Blessed Christmas Debbie ;}

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 2:07:00 PM

    There is some information in this poem. I have never been to Peru, but it's nice to know what they do. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 4:31:00 PM

    Cute one..Sara

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:45:00 AM

    Witty, I agree and most catching. Thank you for this excellent writing, loved it, Sami.

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 5:01:00 PM

    Witty poem, Debbie, enjoyed very much. Thnx for my placement in the Rondelets contest!

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 10:47:00 AM

    lol,lovely write Debbie

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 10:21:00 AM

    soup mail..

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 9:12:00 AM

    Very entertaining Debbie--BTW I think you posted a new contest but the date must have been wrong and it slipped over into finished--check it out

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 8:28:00 AM

    HA! Wicked ;-) I wrote one this morning. I think you & a few here may get what I'm saying. It's enough that it is an earnest prayer and comes from my heart. I hope your flight goes well, hon, and that you find treasures there, the picture moments you deserve. I am so sorry that the tragedy happened so close to your home. Not now, but one day, read my poem Father kills son then self... Tragedy was only 100 feet away from me... life is precious, IT wants us to laugh. :) xox Dee. Miss ya already

    MacMillan Avatar Cyndi MacMillan Date: 12/16/2012 8:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    oops, I mean I wrote A SAD poem this morning. It may be too much for your to read now, okay? Just keep packing and hugging Smokey :)
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 2:50:00 PM

    Dear Light and LOVE, Deborah. HOPE this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Very well done Limerick ( they are my downfall) I've never written one Yet I LOVE Reading Masterpieces such as This. No one has Ever written YOU a LOVE Letter except on Sticky note pads?? Humm! LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 9:54:00 AM

    psst" line 7 " diner"