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Crocodile Tears

He made her life a living hell. Her heart immune to the death knell She breaks down and cries Tears spring from her eyes Her acting days now serve her well. ----------------------------------------- Contest: Open Poetry Sponsor: Charlotte Puddifoot 11th July, 2015 Placed 7th

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Date: 4/30/2017 4:29:00 AM
Clever stuff, Paul! Congrats on your win! Regards, John.
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Paul Callus
Date: 5/2/2017 12:09:00 PM
Thank you for yet another visit today, John; much appreciated. Regards // paul
Date: 7/26/2015 3:01:00 PM
Paul.. a fabulous write and deserved win! The twist on the end makes this soar to the top in my book...
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/26/2015 5:15:00 PM
Thank you Dave. I took a gamble submitting a Limerick, but it paid off in the end:) All the best. // paul
Date: 7/22/2015 3:05:00 AM
n love the wit in the end!
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Date: 7/23/2015 12:47:00 AM
You read it well, Upma! Pleased that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the nice comments and congrats. // paul
Date: 7/22/2015 3:04:00 AM
Quite an emotional one Paul, Congrats on ur win!
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Date: 7/20/2015 3:01:00 PM
The dark humor served you well, Paul. congrats! hugs
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Date: 7/20/2015 4:04:00 PM
Thank you, Kim! Time was running out to enter the contest, so I chose a short form, a limerick with a lesser dose of humour. ~ Hugs // paul
Date: 7/20/2015 8:25:00 AM
Paul, I know this will get a place... =') I reciprocate my comment below!! kudos!!! Im doing better and better!~Olive ELoisa
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 7/22/2015 12:09:00 AM
Paul, I really am not so apt for the placements..........weeeee I'm still the same Olive that just giving a try... =') And yes, I agree that that is one of my best and I include it as one of my personal fave~Olive Eloisa
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Date: 7/20/2015 9:39:00 AM
Thank you Olive_eloi:) Your winning entry surpassed mine by a long way; I truly enjoyed it. Very pleased to know that there is sunshine in your life:) Hugs // paul
Date: 7/20/2015 5:54:00 AM
A limerick with a bitter sting to it....congrats Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/20/2015 9:35:00 AM
Thank you, John! Congrats on your superb winning entry! // paul
Date: 7/19/2015 8:46:00 PM
Back, unsurprisingly, to say congratulations Paul, well done. Regards, Viv
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Date: 7/20/2015 9:33:00 AM
Thank you for revisiting, Viv. Both congrats and faith in this limerick are appreciated. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/19/2015 6:13:00 PM
Paul,, congratulations in Charlotte Puddifootst... SKAT
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Date: 7/19/2015 5:20:00 PM
well, it's virtually unheard of for me to place a limerick as I don't usually like the form, so hopefully that tells you a lot about the quality of this one! it's very clever, with a dark wit, and it stuck in my mind - congrats on your win in my contest
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Date: 7/20/2015 9:28:00 AM
Many thanks, Charlotte. I was happy to manage to enter your contest by a whisker, and now even more pleased to be on the winners' list. Regards.....paul
Date: 7/19/2015 4:34:00 PM
big congrats on your win, Paul. I remember this well.
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Date: 7/20/2015 9:22:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea! Congrats on your winning entry, too. // paul
Date: 7/19/2015 3:51:00 PM
Paul, magnificent write congratulations on your win hugs Eve
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Date: 7/20/2015 5:02:00 AM
Thank you for reading and for the congrats, Eve. Have a lovely week. hugs // paul
Date: 7/19/2015 2:48:00 PM
I'm so glad you managed to get this into the contest in time - congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 7/20/2015 4:47:00 AM
It's all thanks to you, Jan:) Thank you! Hugs // paul
Date: 7/19/2015 9:24:00 AM
Oh a serious limerick, these i like, this one excellent...
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Date: 7/20/2015 5:00:00 AM
Pleased that you like it, Harry; thank you. Was out to prove that limericks don't have to be excessively humorous! // paul
Date: 7/16/2015 3:09:00 PM
Ahh how convinient to be able to cry on cue? I have always tried to avoid crying! Good luck in the contest friend. Light & Love
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/17/2015 4:27:00 PM
Thank you, Debbie! Lovely to have you visiting. I do get emotional, but I never really show it. [Have not been active much on Soup these past days; other priorities had to be seen to.] Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 7/16/2015 2:02:00 AM
Excellent write. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs
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Date: 7/16/2015 8:41:00 AM
I am pleased that you enjoyed this limerick, Ravi. Thank you for reading. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/15/2015 8:47:00 PM
Hey dear Paul ;), this the 6th limerick I read for today.. I gave myself sometime to commenting to catch up again.. :D still busy, well, this the type of limericks that I like! witty!!! I hope you are doing well, I have read your e-mail but weeeee still am so weak writing you back because you didn't treat me yet.. :D! hahahah :P!!! joking aside, I will e-mail you soon.. My e-mails don't come short:P!~Olive ELoisa happy and smiling wide as you wish me to be! Hugs!!!!
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Date: 7/16/2015 8:34:00 AM
Hi Olive_eloi:) Thank you for a welcome visit. What about an energy drink?:) Joking apart, no problem with replying, take your time; it's ok as long as that smile is still there! I also am very busy and have hardly had time to go on Soup (no postings, either). Glad that you enjoyed my humble limerick. Hugssss // paul
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 7/15/2015 8:49:00 PM
I remember having one poem with same title as like yours but longer.. :D! you still carry that charm and punch when it comes to short poems!!! hey, I'm near ready with my taunt to you... :P!!!!
Date: 7/15/2015 3:53:00 PM
enjoyed your limerick Paul, Luv p.d.
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Date: 7/15/2015 4:33:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it, Linda! Thank you for popping in:) hugs // paul
Date: 7/15/2015 3:34:00 PM
Acting eh,! This was entertaining! I admire the rhymin, in brevity too. Kudos. Always great to pop in to yor poetry again. Cheers.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/15/2015 4:25:00 PM
Right you are, Zaynub:) Hope a good inheritance will partly make up for a horrible life! Glad to see you posting again, my friend. Regards...paul
Date: 7/13/2015 10:38:00 PM
May she one day exit, stage left. Using a Limerick for such a subject gives it added poignancy and grit, Paul. Well thought out. Best of luck, not that you'll need it, so save it for later. Regards, Viv
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Date: 7/15/2015 4:05:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting, Viv! She grieves outwardly, but feels happy and liberated inwardly! All the best. // paul
Date: 7/13/2015 4:32:00 PM
I think she will have the upper hand. I know I'm putty in a woman's hands once tears appear. Great limerick Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/15/2015 4:02:00 PM
She will surely have the upper hand, now. She suffered at his hands, put up with it, and now that he's gone she cries crocodile tears. // paul
Date: 7/12/2015 10:19:00 PM
A very, very good limerick Paul and aptly titled - regards - Lindsay
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/13/2015 4:13:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay; pleased that you found this to your liking. All the best. // paul
Date: 7/12/2015 8:02:00 PM
Paul, good Limerick for the contest 7 and thanks for visiting my haiku
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Date: 7/13/2015 4:04:00 PM
Pleased that you enjoyed my limerick, Constance:) Always lovely to have you popping in! // paul
Date: 7/12/2015 4:03:00 PM
ha! good one, paul! good luck in the contest...
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Date: 7/13/2015 4:12:00 PM
Glad that you like it, Ilene! Have a lovely week. // paul
Date: 7/12/2015 2:06:00 PM
Cute one..Enjoyed learning about one acting out real tears..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/13/2015 3:39:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting, Sara. Nice to have you visiting. All the best. // paul
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