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The Mongoose

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The Mongoose

There was a mongoose by a lake,
Who vowed, ‘No more cookies and cake.’
And he later confessed,
(If you haven’t all guessed):
‘…because it’s the year of the snake…’

For Gwendolen’s Limerick contest

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Snake eyes must be his fervent wish, as a mongoose anticipates on a dish.." hope you are well Jack.

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:10:00 PM
    Jack!! Hey,.this is great with it's ref to the Chinese New Yr and emphasizing the need of the the mongoose to start working out...hahah...the yr of the snake could be a rough one for him!!! Appreciate this solid entry--way to go! gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 5:04:00 AM
    Congrats on your win..Very creative..Sara

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 11:20:00 PM
    Congrats on your cute poem's win, Jack. How are you today?? Can't recall I heard from you today in email!!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 11:01:00 AM
    nice write friend Jack. Congratulations on your win!!Good day... :)

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Loved this Jack!Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Good morning my sweetest friend Jack, ~ congratulations with the awesome win in Rix's "A Limerick in My Pocket Contest " contest. take care PD

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Congratulations Jack loved this when you posted, still do. xx

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 5:44:00 AM
    ha! very funny! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 12:15:00 AM
    Clever limerick and the rhythm is perfect. Congratulations on your win, Jack. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 11:17:00 PM
    This nice limerick deserved to win in the contest. I liked it a lot.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Funny Lim, Jack!!! Terry (& good luck in the contest!)

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:02:00 PM
    I had to google mongoose and found quite a story as youtube has a video of a mongoose and cobra attack. Wow, the little fellow did the job and I just wanted so much to copy and paste this brilliant limerick on the site. It would add so much but maybe you could do it Jack, Hope Gwen loves this as much as I do! :) Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:35:00 PM
    The snake and the mongoose decided to race. I'll tell you when, you name the place. The tension developed until they arrived. They both had a laugh at what they contrived. The race, it was cancelled for who had the nerve. They both ended up getting what they deserved. Love a good limerick Jack. Thanks. Peace.

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Hello Jack, how you been? Sorry about my absence. I enjoyed the limerick. Sincerely wish that this year will be an awesome one for you. Happy New Year my friend ;) *hugs*

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 7:08:00 PM
    cool lim, Jack. I know Gwendolen will like this one. thanks for the welcome. Bob

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 5:32:00 AM
    Cute one..Enjoyed reading this one..Very creative idea for a contes?..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 11:08:00 AM
    JACK, good luck in the contest~ LUV~ SKAT

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 7:34:00 PM
    You are so right it is the year of the snake, so the mongoose can wait, nice limerick Jack xxxx Rose

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 7:14:00 PM
    very clever! well done, Jack!

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