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Theodore J Wigglesworth

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Theodore J Wigglesworth



This here's the story of a jaunty young fellow His name was Theodore J. Wigglesworth A distinguished sort of a chappy he was Who lived in the small town of Perth Every morning at the very first light of dawn Mr. Wigglesworth could usually be found Sitting on Margaret Higginbotham's front porch Playing the flute and acting the clown Rumours had it, that Margaret was betrothed To the jovial Mr. Archibald Clodsmuir Mr. Clodsmuir was the popular baker in town Whose reputation was flawless to be sure So the story goes, young Theodore was driven To win the hand of the lovely Miss Higginbotham Even if it would result in a duel to the finish With Mr. Clodsmuir, to defend his reputation The gauntlet was thrown and the very next morn The two stood back to back on a hill The countdown began as they walked twenty paces To determine whose blood would be spilled They both whirled and fired, two shots rang out Mr. Wigglesworth slumped to the ground And sadly, Mr. Clodsmuir also succumbed Then an unearthly silence, not a sound So as it turned out, Miss Higginbotham never married As their spirits still court to this day She sits by their graveside knitting and signing “You guys sure screwed up, I must say!” © Jack Ellison 2013

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  1. Date: 8/6/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Very funny. You have charm and style. I must read more of your work. This is a real find! YAY for humor.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 7:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Read on my friend... I am honoured! Thanks for your good words!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:35:00 PM
    LOL LOL Jack I must say you need to write some children's books ... would be a hit and another competition for Dr Suess...wow...loved it

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 4:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    People have told me that before and have actually tried but without success. Maybe I should give it another shot! You are the sweetest, Miss Judy! Love and hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Aww! What a finely written poem! I enjoyed a lot! Always, Laura

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 4:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear Laura... I appreciate your comments! Enjoy... big hugs, Jack xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Brilliantly written... Dragon says I couldn't have done it better! I agree... Dragon had me write another poem about his kin this morning. He says he wants to know his history... I think he wants me to write enough poems to make a book with him in it... Duh!... He can't outfox me on that one... Fortunately he's only 2... Give him a year or two and he'll have my mind spinning... Well, actually he does that already... LOL

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 2:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How d'ya like that last line... a real shocker eh? LOL Hugs to you Mrs. Eastman xoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Oh Kenny, you warbled a good one here! That last line....I'm in stitches! You are amazing!!!! :) So please....do tell. You're riddle has stumped me a spell. I can't figure it out, so give me a shout...what the initials are all about! HUGSSSSS

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 8/6/2013 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OH....yes, I do love that term. Thanks for explaining...Here I was wracking my brain thinking of some sultry screen goddess! HA HA HA HA HA! Got me on that one, Jack! ;)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 10:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This one was a hoot to write! Glad you got a charge out of it! As far as the "D.O." riddle thing is concerned... "Desert Orchid" and it fits you PERFECTLY! Big hugs and bunches of love xoxoxox
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:21:00 AM
    HAHAHA! Oh my goodness!! This was a charming piece. I was all feeling bad that they shot each other. Then, you ended it with such a charming bit of sarcasm. LOVED THIS!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 8/6/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    HEY! Glad that last line gave you a chuckle! LOL Have a great day my friend!