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Obese Mackian

There once was a man from Mac,
who was loving, but oh so fat.
When he ate so much,
he fell off his crutch,
he found that his food didn't love back!

NOTE: This was actually the first limerick I ever wrote. Not a favorite, but I still enjoy it... I like how with the limerick I have a great excuse to come up with complete non-sense. Like a fictional town named Mac who's inhabitants are called "Mackians".


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  1. Date: 5/26/2014 12:09:00 PM

    Hi Timothy thank you for your wonderful comment on my poem in the past. It is well appreciated and treasured.
  1. Date: 5/25/2014 8:17:00 AM

    Back again and hoping you are okay. It has been almost a year since you last posted and you have been missed.
  1. Date: 4/5/2014 8:24:00 PM

    I keep returning in hopes that you have returned.
  1. Date: 12/24/2013 5:54:00 AM

    Very funny, Timothy... Merry Xmas... Terry
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 7:54:00 AM

    Splendid and adequate for a sound mind. This gave me more light to my soul and has stimulated a self- expression from me, serving as the fuel to my outburst.
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 1:56:00 AM

    Checking back again Timothy. Goodnight
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 7:33:00 AM

    My pen flows bitter ink and needs your creative presence...... Where are you? Without you the soup is tasteless..... Missing you.... Jake
  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:43:00 AM

    timothy, I am waiting for you to return to Soup. Please say you will come back. I miss you@@
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 8:19:00 AM

    I'm concerned for you Timothy, it has been a long time and you went from being super active to just dissapearing.
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 4:16:00 AM

    I am hoping you return my friend, you are missed!
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 5:28:00 AM

    A super cool limerick i enjoyd. It has a ring of truth somehow.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 4:05:00 PM

    Do you know chicken mcnuggets have no chicken in them ;}
  1. Date: 7/24/2013 1:40:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 8:17:00 PM

    Oh great fun.....
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:29:00 AM

    Left to me, this your first attempt rocks. Limerick is all about being witty... in your approach to0 the subject matter. Well done Hicks. AO
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 7:37:00 AM

    You are missedmy friend.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:13:00 AM

    hey, timothy, my friend, hurry back, from wherever you went to!!!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:24:00 AM

    Timothy, great humor and wit. Hysterical imagery in this delightful Limerick...I enjoyed it immensly :)
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 8:09:00 AM

    Thinking of you, hope all is well my friend.
  1. Date: 7/1/2013 8:55:00 PM

    hey, this is pretty good!!! where have you been, my friend?
  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:50:00 AM

    Good morning Tim, it seems a bit to quiet around here without you. Hope all is well
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:11:00 PM

    LOL! I liked this!! For some reason I thought of MacDonalds. lol! Great limerick! :D
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 8:00:00 PM

    Limericks are supposed to be silly, witty and funny and you delivered! Great job. Read my 'Birds -n- Bees" limerick, was 2nd one I wrote and sadly never judged. Hugs
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:32:00 AM

    Good morning Tim.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 12:03:00 PM

    Great fun to read! Everyone should slide into complete nonsense once in a while.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 10:02:00 AM

    Clever little limerick of a fictional nature as you say.. but oh... how so true.. we have to stop eating those destructive Pizza's!! ;)
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 8:18:00 AM

    Not a fan of this type of humor. There are many people who struggle with weight and as a result have been subjected to ridicule. I know that is not your intention but sometimes we are not aware of how language can impact people's feelings.
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 7:44:00 AM

    How charming! This was very fun to read. (Runs out to buy a burger)
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 4:40:00 AM

    Hi timothy....very funny!!! Its nice you tried , limerick & did a great job, at that. I need to do that more!! Thanks for sharing:)
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 4:34:00 AM

    He sounds like a Big Mac to me
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