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A myth and proverb united

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A myth and proverb united

A melt down occurred high outside
That ended a fabulous ride
Let's love licorice
But recall Icarus
Whose fall was preceded by pride


Author's note: Licorice is dark and an allegory for the bad things one needs in life.  We know that bad is stimulating, but too much of a good thing can have the opposite effect.

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  1. Date: 10/26/2013 3:09:00 PM
    Hello Duke, I was trying to find a recent Limerick, fresh to my eyes... sweet smiles.. I've read all your recent post. Hops to see a new one from you soon... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 3:56:00 PM
    Duke, I don't know what I need in life.. stopping by to read a few limericks for the night.. xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 3:09:00 PM
    I really like the crafty way you mix wisdom with a fine piece of fun poetry... a great one :)

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:45:00 PM
    This was fantastic. Not only enlightening but brilliant. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 12:32:00 AM
    Duke, I am glad to finally see this one too. I know your poem had nothing to do with this, but it somehow reminded me also of the poor girl last week who fell out of a roller coaster to her death. Did you hear of it in the news? She had even asked them to make sure she was secured before taking off on the ride!! I love the Icarus myth and i like this clever union of proverb and myth.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Duke!! You amazing poet/person, you! I was filled with the upmost joy and endless smiles when I logged onto the Soup today and checked my inbox. You honestly never fail to make me feel so awesome about not only my poetry, but myself! Your words are so kind, and that's exactly why you will always remain one of my all time favorite Soupers forever!

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 10:09:00 PM
    You surely are good with those limericks Duke well done Peter

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:57:00 PM
    At first I thought it was about the lady who fell off the roller-coaster just two days ago. And died. But other then that I like it ;}

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Well written sir..great piece

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 11:17:00 AM
    - Unique write, dear Duke! - Well done. - Have a nice Sunday! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)