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A mean peg legged pirate called Barnaby
Was once a great terror out on the sea
He robbed and left many dead
They put a price on his head
He was smart and always managed to flee

The navy got a new ship that was fast
Mean peg legged Barnaby’s luck did not last
Dreaded woodworm ate his peg
Tried to escape on one leg
Navy caught him and hung him from the mast. 


Written on 2nd August 2018
For Carolyn Devonshires limerick contest

Gift for a lady.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/14/2018 2:53:00 PM
Hilarious, Tom!! Who would have ever thought that woodworm would be the downfall of a fierce pirate! Regards // paul
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/15/2018 6:45:00 AM
Thank you Paul, unfortunately for him they hadn't reached the main mast. Tom.
Date: 8/25/2018 7:06:00 PM
G'day Tom … that bloody wood worm; it gets us all in the end - live or dead - thanks for the chuckler Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 8/25/2018 7:40:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay, it sure slows us down in the end. Tom
Date: 8/24/2018 4:20:00 PM
That was most enjoyable :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/24/2018 7:09:00 PM
Thank you Agnes, happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 8/13/2018 10:26:00 PM
Avast you swab! Tie that scurvy dog to the yardarm! Fifty lashes with a Cat of Nine tails! Great Poem! Loved it!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/14/2018 7:33:00 AM
Arrr Thank you young Timothy, yer fancy a tot o' rum.
Date: 8/9/2018 5:59:00 AM
Love it!
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Date: 8/9/2018 11:13:00 AM
Thank you Kim, happy you enjoyed it .Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 6:47:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! :)
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Date: 8/7/2018 10:07:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 4:29:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win Tom, great limerick that conjures up memories of some amazing pirate stories, well written enjoyed. :))
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Date: 8/7/2018 5:08:00 AM
Thank you Roy, they were indeed ruthless but colourful too, a series I watched a while back was called Black Sails well worth watching if you like pirate tales. Tom
Date: 8/7/2018 2:57:00 AM
Tom, I love it that you made the mean pirate's name Barnaby, it immediately makes him sort of a nice guy. This makes sense from you. Good luck in the contest. Nicely done! I find limericks difficult, but it seems like you breezed through it.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/7/2018 3:35:00 AM
Thank you Caren, limericks I am okay with it's the other forms I struggle with. Tom
Date: 8/6/2018 7:41:00 PM
Hello Tom, Barnbay got what he deserved. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/7/2018 2:20:00 AM
Thank you Darlene, yes he got his just deserts'. Tom
Date: 8/6/2018 3:05:00 PM
It is a really wonderful limerick you have penned, I really enjoyed reading this little story of yours, I see that it has won a competition, so many congratulations to you, good luck my friend and have a really nice day
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Date: 8/6/2018 4:29:00 PM
Thank you very much Faraz, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Regards Tom
Date: 8/6/2018 1:33:00 PM
Liked everything: The picture, the limerick, and Arthur Vaso's comment: This is a MASTerpiece. Congrats on your placement in the contest, Tom! ~ Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/6/2018 2:25:00 PM
Thanks for your comment Gershon, MASTerpiece lol.
Date: 8/6/2018 8:24:00 AM
This is REALLY good, Matie! Janice
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/6/2018 8:46:00 AM
Arrrr gud on yer Janice lol
Date: 8/6/2018 6:23:00 AM
A wonderful story and a great limerick, Tom. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. T.J
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Date: 8/6/2018 6:41:00 AM
Thank you very much Teppo,glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 8/6/2018 1:55:00 AM
I loved this, but this is also a very well written limerick, a masterpiece.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/6/2018 2:28:00 AM
Thank you Arthur, happy you enjoyed it. Regards Tom
Date: 8/4/2018 7:58:00 PM
another great saga Tom - congrats - keep em comin!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/5/2018 5:55:00 AM
Thank you Virginia, working on it. Tom
Date: 8/4/2018 6:09:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Tom-) hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/5/2018 5:54:00 AM
Thank you Jan. Tom
Date: 8/4/2018 5:36:00 PM
oh my a tragic lim! I enjoyed the tall tale!! Congrats for your win.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/5/2018 5:49:00 AM
Thank you very much Andrea. Tom
Date: 8/4/2018 3:06:00 PM
Quite an amusing story unfolds in your poem, Tom. Enjoyed very much. Congratulations and thanks for participating in the contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/5/2018 5:49:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn, it was a lovely thing you did hosting the contest in Tims honour. Tom
Date: 8/4/2018 4:19:00 AM
Hello Tom, A wondrous Limerick here I might add!! Best of Luck in the contest!! You should be the "Winner" with this one!! Best Weekend Wishes, Gary
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/4/2018 5:02:00 AM
Thank you very much for your lovely comment Gary, just off to a wedding, enjoy your weekend too. Tom
Date: 8/3/2018 11:21:00 PM
This is a wonderful limerick.. great for a win :-) good luck at the contest, Tom. Hugs Eve
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/4/2018 1:32:00 AM
Thank you Eve, glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 8/3/2018 12:41:00 PM
you always amaze, tom... love this witty form...huggs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/3/2018 1:36:00 PM
Thanks so much Nette, happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 8/3/2018 2:56:00 AM
:))) ... very well done, Tom - I love this ... and Carolyn will too ... good luck :) - Best wishes for a lovely weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/3/2018 8:22:00 AM
Thank you Sunshine, hope you have a lovely weekend too. Off to a wedding tomorrow and forecast is very hot. Tom
Date: 8/2/2018 8:53:00 PM
ey ey captain! Love this, Tom! Good luck in the contest!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/3/2018 2:08:00 AM
Arrrrr thanks Charlie.
Date: 8/2/2018 5:37:00 PM
Arrrh matey...great limerick Tom...love & light...^WW^
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/3/2018 2:08:00 AM
Thanks WW, pieces of eight.arr lol
Date: 8/2/2018 2:50:00 PM
Poor pirate, sorry they caught him. A fun one Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 8/2/2018 2:59:00 PM
His luck sure ran out or hopped in his case.
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