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A ruthless pirate called Albert McSheel
Got caught and offered his captors a deal
A framed map of his treasure
His parrot for good measure
And a promise to never again steal.

A month later he was back on the sea
He had lied and was robbing ruthlessly
And while McSheel was asleep
Two hidden trackers did beep
A drone soon put an end to his crime spree.




Written on 10th April 2019

For Pirate Themed Limerick Poetry Contest.

Sponsored by Tania Kitchin.


Both stanzas 10/10/7/7/10.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 4/16/2019 4:58:00 PM
Tom, I enjoyed your witty limerick, congratulations on your winning placement!
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Date: 4/17/2019 1:24:00 AM
Thank you very much Tania, as usual it attracted some brilliant entries. Thanks too for hosting. Tom.
Date: 4/16/2019 12:57:00 PM
Good one, sorry he had to lose his parrot.. Enjoyed and congrats. BG
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Date: 4/16/2019 1:01:00 PM
Thank you Barbara, he didn't have much of a choice lol. Tom.
Date: 4/16/2019 12:42:00 PM
Lol... That will take out the cross bones!...Congrats on your win Tom
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Date: 4/16/2019 12:44:00 PM
You're right there Joseph lol. Tom
Date: 4/15/2019 8:24:00 AM
I enjoyed giving this one another read.
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Date: 4/15/2019 12:32:00 PM
Thank you Richard. Tom
Date: 4/14/2019 7:17:00 AM
This is REALLY good, Tom. Maps and drones--fabulous! Janice
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Date: 4/14/2019 8:14:00 AM
Thank you Janice, old meets the new, Tom
Date: 4/14/2019 3:33:00 AM
Excellent poem and penned well. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 4/14/2019 8:11:00 AM
Thank you Ravi, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 4/14/2019 1:35:00 AM
Splendid :)
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Date: 4/14/2019 2:09:00 AM
Thanks Swetha, live by the sword you die by it. Tom
Date: 4/13/2019 4:38:00 PM
You did cool limericks befitting the pirate contest. Great job. Limericks don't easily come to me so I don't know if I'll enter the contest, I may just continue to enjoy entries such as yours. CayCay
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Date: 4/13/2019 4:44:00 PM
Thanks CayCay, when I first done them I didn't know you had to follow a syllable pattern but soon picked up when getting n/a,s for it lol.
Date: 4/13/2019 4:10:00 PM
what a perfect picture to go with the poem Tom, sadly pirates come in many different disguises:-( the captcha is cur lol :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/13/2019 4:28:00 PM
Thanks Jan, the parrot and cutlass may.have gone but you're right they're still about. I was looking for a pic of a drone and came across that one, it was perfect. Tom.
Date: 4/13/2019 2:07:00 PM
- As always ... I'm late to congratulate ... (sorry I have not been on "soup" this week) - Two great limerick ... all will be revealed ... maybe it's the end of robbers :) - Best wishes in the contest, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/13/2019 3:52:00 PM
Thanks Sunshine, no apologies needed.I hope you are okay. Tom
Date: 4/13/2019 1:58:00 PM
Oh I like these limericks so much Tom - Pirates and drones - old and new - although pirates actually do exit up in Coastal North Africa - they hijack shipping containers and luxury yachts for ransom! They are in fact ruthless Poetry hugs, Jennifer.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 4/13/2019 4:10:00 PM
they are ruthless criminals Jennifer and sadly innocent lives are lost die to their criminal activities:-(
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/13/2019 3:50:00 PM
Thanks Jennifer, oh yeah the modern pirate, Captain Phillips comes to mind. There is nothing glamourous about them at all. Tom.
Date: 4/13/2019 1:41:00 PM
thanks for coming around, tom.. happy weekend!...huggs
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Date: 4/13/2019 3:48:00 PM
Thanks Nette, and to you too. Tom
Date: 4/13/2019 4:58:00 AM
Your ruthless pirate was no match for modern technology, Tom!! Enjoyed your double limerick:) Regards // paul
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Date: 4/13/2019 11:48:00 AM
Thanks Paul, yes modern technology has its uses, we moan about CCTV etc but when its used to fight crime we can't really complain. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 10:47:00 PM
Cool poem -JT
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Date: 4/13/2019 12:07:00 AM
Thank you J.T. ,happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 7:36:00 PM
G'day Tom … Gee; drones have been around longer than I thought. A pair of great well written limericks Tom - well done Matey - Lindsay
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Date: 4/13/2019 12:07:00 AM
Thank you very much Lindsay, hope all's well. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 5:11:00 PM
well done, Tom. You put a lot of work into this little pirate tale. Also I am here to say thanks for your congratulations to me at the blog . See you after next Tuesday!
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Date: 4/13/2019 12:06:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, What a great honour for you, I hope you have a fantastic time in Arizona. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 3:26:00 PM
Amusing story delivered in wondrous Limericks dear Tom! Much liked!
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Date: 4/13/2019 12:04:00 AM
Thank you Demetrious, glad you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 10:37:00 AM
Great limerick that brings an old profession into the light of modern day. So well done and deserving of POTD, Tom. All the best, ~Warren
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Date: 4/12/2019 11:33:00 AM
Thank you Warren,thought I'd move with the times and mention a drone.. Tom
Date: 4/12/2019 4:06:00 AM
A leopard never changes its spots. Quite a fun poem unlike my last one. Best for a win.
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Date: 4/12/2019 10:20:00 AM
Thanks Victor, wanted to modernise the pirate story a bit, then I saw that pic, it was perfect. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 3:03:00 AM
Haha, probably the fate of the modern pirate - you can’t just “lurk in the mists” these days! Clever one Tom :-)
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Date: 4/12/2019 10:19:00 AM
Thanks Nina, you're right , you can run but can't hide these days. Tom.
Date: 4/12/2019 2:34:00 AM
Brilliant story, Tom:)
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Date: 4/12/2019 10:17:00 AM
Thanks very much Jo, glad you.liked it. Tom.
Date: 4/11/2019 10:11:00 PM
A very good one , Tom.. Nowadays drones can do about anything. Good luck in the contest. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/12/2019 12:48:00 AM
Thank you Eve, youre right, they'll take over for a finish, Tom.
Date: 4/11/2019 5:38:00 PM
A surprising turn! Like it
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Date: 4/11/2019 5:40:00 PM
Thanks Timothy. Tom.
Date: 4/11/2019 5:33:00 PM
I like it Tom! Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 4/11/2019 5:39:00 PM
Thank you very much Richard. Tom.
Date: 4/11/2019 4:38:00 PM
tom, a fun limerick cleverly done!... enjoyed this scheming spree, lol...huggs
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Date: 4/11/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thank you Nette, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.