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Intrusion in the Fray:response to Tom

Forgive intrusion in the fray
I'm making comments today
Tom's limericks, three
were cute as can be
But of Kim and Jack, I must say.....

We all know how well Kim can write
She graces each page of the site
But limerick queen
Jan is a machine
There's no cause to argue or fight (all done in fun)

Limerick's have a syllable count
Ya can't use just any ol amount
Jack uses too many
His words aplenty
It's a problem he must surmount

It's the same with Shakespeare's sonnet
No matter whose name is on it
There's one Scotland Yard
And only one Bard
No imitators, doggone it

Don't get stalled with rhyme and meter
Sometimes prose can read much sweeter
Write what's in your heart
Poetry is art
Pick up your pen and don't teeter

No showdowns here; we're having fun
Put away your slingshot and gun
Not calling the law
Just havin' a jaw
Don't run me out of town...I'm done

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/7/2018 3:40:00 PM
I loved your light hearted spirit in the mentioning of some of my favorite poets here. Congratulations on having this fun poem honored with POTD Lin! : ) Happy holidays! xxoo
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Date: 12/7/2018 8:31:00 PM
Many thanks and hugs to you for the gracious remarks, Connie. Each of them is sincerely appreciated.
Date: 12/7/2018 1:14:00 PM
Giggles ;) fun stuff! Congratulations on POTD! xomo
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Date: 12/7/2018 3:28:00 PM
Thanks, mo
Date: 12/6/2018 9:57:00 PM
Congratulations, I really enjoyed reading this, have great holiday and stay safe.
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Date: 12/7/2018 5:30:00 AM
Thanks for the well wishes.
Date: 12/6/2018 8:45:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, I really liked your funny, witty poem!
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Date: 12/7/2018 5:30:00 AM
Thank you for thinking it witty, Tania.
Date: 12/6/2018 7:19:00 PM
This is so cute. Clever and creative indeed. :) Your thoughts made me smile. Congratulations Lin, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 12/7/2018 5:30:00 AM
Smiles are always good, thanks.
Date: 12/6/2018 5:48:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD, Lin - I had no idea you were back to The Soup ...
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/6/2018 6:06:00 PM
Thanks. I never really left and except for the month of August, I've been posting every month...more so recently by request.
Date: 12/6/2018 4:39:00 PM
Enjoyed watching you all limerick off Lin! Thanks for bringing the smiles to the table! :-)
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Date: 12/6/2018 6:05:00 PM
You're welcome and thank YOU for taking time to read me and leave great comments.
Date: 12/6/2018 1:36:00 PM
- Congratulations on this SMILE p.o.t.d ., Lin - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/6/2018 6:04:00 PM
Love the smiles. Thank you Anne-Lise.
Date: 12/6/2018 12:33:00 PM
Congrats on POTD Lin..
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Date: 12/6/2018 6:04:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph.
Date: 12/6/2018 9:54:00 AM
Congrats my dear friend on this fine Limerick being awarded POTD honors. A truly very enjoyable and very creative piece to read this bright new morn..... A fav....
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Date: 12/6/2018 6:03:00 PM
Many thanks and kind thoughts to you, Robert.
Date: 12/6/2018 8:16:00 AM
Many congrats on POTD lin:-) I am delighted for you xxx hugs Jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/6/2018 6:03:00 PM
Thanks for another visit, Jan. It's appreciated.
Date: 12/6/2018 7:57:00 AM
Wordslingers dabbling in alphabet soup.... cohorts assembled Limericks as a troupe.. instead of their blades.... they've taken up spades..... to challenge the reigning “Queen of the Poop”
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Date: 12/6/2018 5:57:00 PM
Bravo to you for writing a great limerick response, and in proper syllable count. Thanks so much, John.
Date: 12/6/2018 7:37:00 AM
Such good fun Lin! Excellent, Congrat's on your POTD xxoo
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Date: 12/6/2018 5:55:00 PM
Thanks so very much, Mike.
Date: 12/6/2018 6:51:00 AM
Need to work on my responses, after this reward, good stuff Lin, congratulations...
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Date: 12/6/2018 7:34:00 AM
Nothing you write needs to be worked on, dear Charlie. Thanks ever so much.
Date: 12/6/2018 5:38:00 AM
Stellar write here, Lin!:-) Heartiest congratulations on earning a deserving POTD! Happy holidays!
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Date: 12/6/2018 7:34:00 AM
Thanks for the well wishes.
Date: 12/6/2018 5:37:00 AM
Very humorous and fun to read, Lin. Congratulations on POTD...Charlie
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Date: 12/6/2018 7:34:00 AM
Thanks so much, Charlie.
Date: 12/6/2018 5:04:00 AM
Back to Congrats!!! on the honor of POTD!! Laney...your still my gal...love & more love...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/6/2018 7:33:00 AM
Thanks, J. and you're still my guy. Tete-a-tete.
Date: 12/6/2018 2:08:00 AM
Brilliant Lin, big congratulations to you on POTD honours. Well deserved. Tom.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/6/2018 7:33:00 AM
Thank you, Tom. I'll share it with you since you instigated it. haha
Date: 12/5/2018 6:54:00 PM
Oh Lin this is such fun, I've been out with friends and only just got back on line:-) hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/6/2018 7:32:00 AM
It WAS fun to respond to not only Tom, but also Kim and Jack. And since it was begun in limerick form I had to be consistent, which brought you to mind. Thanks, chick.
Date: 12/5/2018 1:54:00 PM
Well done! Aloha! Rico
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/5/2018 2:53:00 PM
Thanks a lot, Rico.
Date: 12/5/2018 1:17:00 PM
You've must have hit your funny bone, Laney lol...that's my gal...love & light...^WW^
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/5/2018 1:52:00 PM
ummm where exactly is the funny bone? Oh yeah, today it's in my eyes because I seem to be finding humor in lots of things that I probably shouldn't. ces't la vie or in the limerick case.. ces't la guerre. Thank you, my winged warrior.
Date: 12/5/2018 12:33:00 PM
Wow, I sure am glad I am just standing on the sidelines here. :) This was fun Lin. You are a very talented lady, that's for sure...no matter what form of poetry you choose.
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Date: 12/5/2018 12:43:00 PM
I can write another limerick to include you at any time, Chris. haha!! Thanks for the compliment, which drew a smile from me. I'm not around often, but sometimes I see something, like Tom's post, and can't control the urge to write. I hope Kim and Jack will take it in the witty manner in which it was meant.
Date: 12/5/2018 12:25:00 PM
Haha you are a scream Lin, love it, Must tell Jack and Kim, queen Jan has been informed. Hope you're well. Tom.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/5/2018 12:40:00 PM
Thanks, Tom. My mind started rhyming when I read your limericks and I couldn't sit on my fingers. I must confess to not even trying. lol