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Coming Out of the Cage

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Coming Out of the Cage

I have a confession to make
I’m having an affair with my lizard
but she thinks I’m cheating on her
and often puts a tail on me

I’m wrapped up in another quandary
My python has a crush on me
and wants me to be her squeeze
It’s a slippery slope I’m slithering down

To be honest, she DOES take my breath away
but if my lizard lover hears this sordid tail
she Iguana be awful jealous, but frankly speaking
I think she needs to scale down her expectations… 


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  1. Date: 10/3/2014 12:11:00 AM
    I think this did not do better only for the fact that it is more about clever word play than animals! I still LOVE this one.

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 5:18:00 AM
    Congrats again on this humorous write, Tim

  1. Date: 10/1/2014 12:44:00 AM
    Congrats and thank you for entering. Please visit the blog. Love and prayers, Gina

  1. Date: 9/30/2014 6:53:00 PM
    I got my eye on you, Python's can get quite vicious, so play nice Mr. Tim, congrats xxx

  1. Date: 9/30/2014 3:57:00 PM
    Love the humour here Tim:-) many congrats on your HM. Hugs Jan xxx

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Wow Tim, love the cut back expressing her needs... , Congratulations on your win ~xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Hi Tim....love your play on words...clever write and win! Hugs

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 8:10:00 AM
    congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Very, very funny. My favorite. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/15/2013 4:18:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 11/14/2013 11:57:00 PM
    love all those word plays, Tim. Good win. BIG congrats, and come on, you gotta know that I understand it's more than just Nixon and insurance companies responsible for our bad health care system!!

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Hahaha Tim, I love this. So glad you pointed me in this direction. You, sir, are a clever devil!

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Tim, wow! I can't believe I forgot to thank you for the nice and silly poem you entered in my contest. A late late late CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you for the smirks and smiles your poem gave me while reading it. Hope you can forgive me, it is not like me to stoop low and diss all who support me or my contest. Even if I get no response, everyone still matters, and I try my best... Love love LINDA...

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Big heartfelt congrats on your fabulous win my dear friend, Tim! This is really great and funny! Thanks for sharing and the smiles! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Love this one Tim!

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Loved this Tim! Although...I really don't share this love for creepy crawlies...you made it seem almost sweet! ;) Tm...thanks for your last post on my poem, Sick to the Core...you touched me, to the core! God bless you for caring! Hugs!

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Love it, love it, love it, Was watching Alien # 2 where the white alien baby gets sucked out the window. your love affair with lizard reminded me of it ;} love the way you put this together ;}

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Dear Tim - Magnifique!

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:17:00 PM
    This amusingly great write my gem... Lovely~A.O

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 12:41:00 AM
    I totally love this Tim! It's a wonderful feeling to read a poem that makes me smile. Very nice!

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