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A Rant and a few laughs

THE DUMB BLONDE Our dumb blonde leader is a total buffoon Living in cloud cuckoo land in his cocoon His party's starved our N. H. S. Now the country is in a mess Thinks the flu virus will be over real soon... OUR CRACKPOT GOVERNMENT They wanted to create herd immunity Run covid - 19 through our community Now that's a war crime They should all do time Par for the course, they'd all get impunity... (ON A LIGHTER Note) TIMMMY MCGEE There was an old man called Timmy McGee Every day he'd drink a gallon of tea One night forgot to do His business on the loo He woke up floating next morning in pee... HAPPY BUCK There was an old man known as Happy Buck Loved loud music but he ran out of luck Had earphones in each ear Poor old Buck didn't hear Approaching sound of a thirty ton truck... JED THE KEEPER At the zoo a big cat keeper called Jed Instead of meat tried to give them stale bread They roared in defiance Poor Jed lost his balance One saw his chance and bit off his head... BILLY GILL The dumb outlaws led by Billy Joe Gill Bank and train robbery they had no skill They tried to leave town But they were tracked down Now they all lie in a plot on Boot Hill... Written 2nd April 2020.

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Date: 5/12/2020 11:59:00 AM
You're good at the limerick form (such unfortunate ends for each ... but what can one say? Pain can be funny). I'm a little partial to Timmy McGee, but ... might be a little bias going on there. The first two limericks were also good (fitting for the times, for sure), but in my personal opinion, I think limericks should stay lighthearted.
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Date: 5/12/2020 12:18:00 PM
Thanks Timothy, Glad you liked them, I think of an idea, wouldnt write about a real situation, they say that they're allowed to be bawdy but you got to be careful not to cross the lines of decency, Never wrote one until I joined soup. Tom
Date: 4/30/2020 7:51:00 AM
Boot Hill! I had simply forgotten that term; this is going to inspire a poem for sure!
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Date: 4/30/2020 10:02:00 AM
Thanks Caren, now that's a thought. Tom
Date: 4/26/2020 6:11:00 AM
Very funny. Take care, Kai
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Date: 4/26/2020 6:56:00 AM
Thank you Kai, glad you enjoyed them. Tom
Date: 4/17/2020 7:52:00 AM
Very entertaining. Got a great chuckle from these. Thanks.
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Date: 4/17/2020 10:46:00 AM
Thanks Kenneth, we all need a bit of humour at the moment. Stay safe Tom
Date: 4/17/2020 4:10:00 AM
Now this comment is sincere... loved the one about Buck. Won't comment on the buffoon, except to say... you got that right!! Thanks for thre chuckle and your visit to my poem.
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Date: 4/17/2020 10:46:00 AM
Thanks Eileen, glad you enjoyed them, nothing beats a bit of humour in these dark times. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/15/2020 9:17:00 AM
You stay safe as well Tom. These were fun to reread.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/15/2020 10:19:00 AM
Thank you very much Richard, and you too. Tom
Date: 4/13/2020 6:07:00 PM
Here's to wish you a warm and safe day dear poet Tom. This chaos shall pass.
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Date: 4/14/2020 2:47:00 AM
Thank you JC, hopefully we'll all be over the worst of it in the coming weeks ahead. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/12/2020 8:43:00 PM
Such fun and aptly needed in these times, Tom. Thanks Mate, Stay Safe..
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Date: 4/12/2020 8:58:00 PM
Thanks Harry, you too. Tom
Date: 4/12/2020 5:22:00 PM
Just here to wish you Happy Easter, my friend. Don't have a lot of time today, but I hope all is well for you.
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Date: 4/12/2020 5:57:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, It's been very quiet without the family but thankfully we are all OK. I hope that you and yours are keeping safe. Happy Easter. Tom
Date: 4/12/2020 6:27:00 AM
A prayer for a Happy Easter full of health and love is being sent your way dear poet friend. Thank you.
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Date: 4/12/2020 6:47:00 AM
Thank you very much Pixie, wishing you too a very happy Easter. Tom
Date: 4/12/2020 4:42:00 AM
Your limericks are always such fun to read Tom. Thanks for the laughter my friend. Easter Blessings. xxoo
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Date: 4/12/2020 6:45:00 AM
Thank you Connie, hope you too have a happy Easter. Tom
Date: 4/12/2020 4:38:00 AM
They all seem like rants to me lol. What a mess that idiot has made.. He acted to slowly, then he said take it on the chin.. now he has another publicity stunt going on... sad times... the NHS is a mess and his govt is to blame.. Ive heard so many sad stories of patients having little care.. etc... hope you are well.. enjoyed your lims.
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Date: 4/12/2020 6:44:00 AM
Thanks S. O., hope alls OK with you. They've slashed the NHS. I hope he remembers how the NHS saved his life People saying give NHS a medal when this is over. I say give them a decent wage, medals don't put food on the table. Still many without ppe, it's a disgrace, a doctor pleaded with the government for ppe, sadly he's since died. Happy Easter. Tom
Date: 4/11/2020 5:56:00 PM
Just what the doctor ordered, laughter is the best medicine, so thank you Tom for the laughter... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/12/2020 6:40:00 AM
Thank you Ann, hope youre keeping OK, beautiful day here, so glad I have a garden. Happy Easter. Tom
Date: 4/11/2020 12:08:00 PM
- Thank you, Tom ... today's dose of smiling vitamins ... Enjoy Easter and stay healthy, my friend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/11/2020 12:16:00 PM
Thank you Anne, hope alls well with your new house. Hope you too have a happy and safe Easter. Tom
Date: 4/11/2020 8:52:00 AM
Much needed relief my friend...they are all excellent Tommy boy...all the best and stay safe...I'm sure you are...the Wingster :o)
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Date: 4/11/2020 9:57:00 AM
Thank you W. W., glad you liked them. Hope you too stay safe and well. Tom
Date: 4/10/2020 4:08:00 PM
You entertained me, moved me and thoroughly occupied me with these much needed and generously served limericks! Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 4/11/2020 9:54:00 AM
Thank you Cay Cay, I'm happy you enjoyed them. Hope you're keeping well. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/8/2020 5:49:00 PM
Hahaha, Awesome limericks Tom. Laughter is the best. Thanks for these. Hugs
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Date: 4/9/2020 5:02:00 AM
Thank you Cecilia, glad you enjoyed them. Happy Easter to you. Tom
Date: 4/7/2020 1:46:00 PM
A well needed laugh for times like this, really creative Tom.Thank you for the share and keep infecting us with that laugh bug it's one we won't wish for to disappear. Be blessed and safe!
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Date: 4/7/2020 2:14:00 PM
Thanks Rercy, nothing beats humour especially at a time like this, hope you're OK. Stay safe and well. Tom
Date: 4/7/2020 1:17:00 PM
Tom, great lyrics I love the first two. Our government is really in stew with that bond baboon. Stay well my friend
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Eve Roper
Date: 4/24/2020 11:32:00 AM
This people that don't have any credentials for running for a government sit need to have a laws enforced psychiatry mental illness & criminal background check. :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/7/2020 2:12:00 PM
Thank you Eve, they didn't want to act too soon in case the economy suffered, it will suffer a lot more now. We in the UK are lions led by donkeys. Tom
Date: 4/7/2020 2:51:00 AM
Hilarity has never been more welcome in the world than today; so thank you for this my friend! Keep them coming!
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Date: 4/7/2020 10:00:00 AM
Thanks Caren, you're right, humour has never been more welcome. Hope you're well. If you want more limericks check out Jan's recent collaboration. Some bawdy ones too lol. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/6/2020 4:28:00 PM
timmy, Buck and Jed. Those three for me were hilarious, Tom. Thanks for the giggles!!!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/6/2020 6:39:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, hope you and yours well. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/5/2020 12:19:00 PM
Oh Tom thank you - you are an absolute star on soup - thank-you for making us laugh - don't know which one I like best because I like them all so much Blessings, Jennifer
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Date: 4/5/2020 12:44:00 PM
Thank you very much, Jennifer, yesterday Jan started a collaboration of limericks, check it out you'll enjoy the collection. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/4/2020 5:06:00 PM
Most entertaining! Well done Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/5/2020 5:01:00 AM
Thank you Richard, humour helps in these dark times. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/4/2020 10:16:00 AM
Lol! Tom, I really enjoyed your string of limericks. I agree with Pixie, you have a great sense of humor. Have a wonderful weekend my friend;-) Alexis
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/4/2020 11:10:00 AM
Thanks Alexis, it's helping to keep me sane lol. Enjoy your weekend. Tom
Date: 4/4/2020 8:10:00 AM
I love your sense of humor, and your light hearted poetry, Much needed in this difficult time. I prayer you stay well and healthy, keep the faith my friend xo
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/4/2020 8:38:00 AM
Thank you Pixie, humour is one thing that will keep us going. Stay safe and well. Tom
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