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Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

Like sheep on a steep rocky slope, We need to have guidance to cope. We might fall and slide down To the sea and all drown. Heed the Shepherd. He’s our only hope.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 11/7/2014 8:34:00 AM
...and not even one Shepherd anywhere in sight. Excellent limerick.
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Date: 2/7/2014 8:43:00 AM
Andrea Such a powerful and deep write. You portrayed the point of this poem in a clever and unique way. Gives the reader things to think about. Thanks for the great comment on my Give And Take Love poem.
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Date: 7/26/2010 7:01:00 AM
i usually don't like the short poems. i think of them as cheap trailers to b-rated movies,but this one is short and sweet this was powerful and on point
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Date: 7/8/2010 5:31:00 AM
congrats on this excellent Limerick! about Breakdown - so sorry for your husband, but thank goodness for meds and glad he is doing well now. my poem was originally an ekphrasis to Jackson Pollack's Orange Head painting. don't get me wrong - you need to have a sense of the stress, and I feel I've come close at certain times in my life, there is no doubt. I love to dig deep and write on the darker side - a great outlet. thanks Andrea once again. xoxo
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Date: 7/1/2010 12:24:00 PM
Terrific and lovely Limerick Andrea, many congratulations on your win in Carolyn's contest >> James
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Date: 7/1/2010 10:36:00 AM
Great advice and feeling! I agree ten-fold, the Shepherd is our only hope....
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Date: 6/30/2010 8:43:00 PM
Congrats ..I think I saw your name on the winners list with this Limerick.. enjoy your win my friend.. u deserve it.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii..
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Date: 6/30/2010 8:31:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea, I liked this one so well. Agape, Moses
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Date: 6/30/2010 7:46:00 PM
Congrats on the win
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Date: 6/30/2010 7:37:00 PM
Yes indeed! I hear ya' Andrea!...You nailed it...congrats on your win! - Tim
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Date: 6/30/2010 9:30:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your win in Carolyn Devonshire's contest "Follower or Leader". Love, Carol
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Date: 6/30/2010 8:32:00 AM
Good interpretation of the photo, Andrea. Heaven help us if we all slide down the slope and drown. There were many awesome entries. Congratulations on your success in the contest. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/29/2010 6:48:00 PM
I give you a seven because that title clinches it. Superb. Nivce job, but then I would expect that from you, given the consisent high quality of your work! Thanks and best wishes, Gerard.
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Date: 6/29/2010 10:31:00 AM
REAllY AWESOME ANDREA, SWeeT & PoWERFUL. GoOD LUCK IN CARoLYN'S CONTEST. I POSTED A NEW PoEM ToDAY, U R A SMART 1 U WILL UNDERSTAND MY WRITE. AS A MATTER oF FACT I REMEMBERED U WHEN I WRoTE IT. IT IS NoT WHAT MEN THINK IT IS. Go oVER THeRe AND PUT THEM 2 SHAME. IT'S CCALLED stamina. TY, -SKAT
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Date: 6/29/2010 10:24:00 AM
Good luck in the contest, Andrea: )
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Date: 6/29/2010 6:46:00 AM
Damn it, Andrea, you just said free verse was not your bag, and here you go complementing me. I know what you mean. This is the style I work in best. Hey! Try writing this one out in free verse. You might surprise yourself. Love, Dave
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Date: 6/28/2010 7:15:00 PM
Another great one for the contest.. good luck my friend.. your words ring very true.. my entry is Bye Bye Blues...with luv.."Sweetheart"
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Date: 6/28/2010 6:06:00 PM
you know, this is sad..but true how badly we would fall without this sheep, and don't realize it.lol by the way, you might be surprised, the only times i really go out are when im with my bf, and thats often, but still.other than that i don't go out as much..its like i wont allow myself to....after that, all i can do is write, and i cant stop.. ~Always&Forever Lynette
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Date: 6/28/2010 9:35:00 AM
Great Limerick for Carolyn's contest. Just read Tirzah's comment. Glad to read her comment as a member of the First Nation...Enjoyed reading your Limerick and thanks for your kind comments!..Wish you good luck for the contest!...Love, Gert
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Date: 6/27/2010 12:09:00 PM
This is a wonderful Limerick! I'm certain it will place high! As per your question-I'm Potawatomi-Odowa, of the Huron Nation, and Cherokee! Thank you for the kind comments!~Tirzah~
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Date: 6/27/2010 11:40:00 AM
Excellent Limerick depicting that photo, Andrea! No need to wish you good luck with this...already a winner, definitely! RE: "Stolen Moments" no, it's not "someone" that's preventing me, but mainly studying-and weddings, etc. All distractions to me! Love, Audrey
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Date: 6/27/2010 8:41:00 AM
Hey! Them sheep must have a good shepherd up there somewhere. The image is super! Love, Dave
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Date: 6/27/2010 7:07:00 AM
A wonderful entry in the contest. Good luck
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Date: 6/27/2010 5:23:00 AM
Death Undignified at Fort Larime..look under the "d's" click ontop of the column of poems and they will alphabetize! ...hmmmm above is an interesting "metaphor?" not funny though
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Date: 6/27/2010 4:45:00 AM
Excellent faith Limerick...If we would all be grounded in a relationship with God and found the principles laid down by Jesus all the world would be a better place..Let your inspiration overflow onto the keyboard and bless us with your gift..Sara
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