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There was an astronomer called Kurt
Had star patterns all over his shirt
Discovered a new planet
Named it after wife Janet
But then on his lens found it was dirt.

Disappointed he hit the town’s bars
Tried crossing the road dodging the cars
But then he ran out of luck
Kurt got flattened by a truck 
Now he is up there amongst the stars.


Written on 4th January 2019

For Limerick contest sponsored by Joseph May.


( Character chosen astronomer.)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/12/2019 4:51:00 PM
Back with well deserved congrats on your top win, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 1/13/2019 2:18:00 AM
Thank you very much Line. Tom.
Date: 1/6/2019 4:20:00 PM
Congratulations Tom on a well-deserved win!
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Date: 1/7/2019 1:17:00 AM
Thank you very much Nina. Tom.
Date: 1/6/2019 3:54:00 PM
It was cute how you tied this together, Tom. Congrats on a great win.
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Date: 1/6/2019 4:05:00 PM
Thanks very much Andrea, the second stanza always takes a but more thought than the first, getting the correct syllables too is tricky. Tom.
Date: 1/6/2019 2:03:00 PM
Whoa! This is really great, Tom. I love the line about dirt on his lens; Kurt would have made a great radiologist too, I see. Congrats on your well-deserved win in the contest, my friend. Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 1/6/2019 2:49:00 PM
Thanks Geshon, there were some gems for the contest. Tom.
Date: 1/6/2019 1:54:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Tom, maybe if I;d used Uranus I'd have got a first lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/6/2019 2:32:00 PM
Thanks Jan, you should have done, and threw in a full moon.lol.
Date: 1/6/2019 1:25:00 PM
GOOD one! CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! Janice
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Date: 1/6/2019 1:50:00 PM
Thank you very much Janice, I hope the new year is starting well for you. Tom.
Date: 1/6/2019 9:03:00 AM
haha poor, Kurt, screwed once then twice ... good one, Tom. Hugs Eve
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Date: 1/6/2019 11:22:00 AM
Thanks Eve, it certainly wasn't his day, that's for sure. Tom.
Date: 1/6/2019 4:15:00 AM
Fab! Laughed at the end of the first one then part two was like a tragi-comic sequel! Hope this goes well in the contest for you :-)
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Date: 1/6/2019 5:32:00 AM
Thanks Nina, at first he thought it was uranus lol.
Date: 1/5/2019 1:51:00 AM
This is a good bit of fun, nice write, Tom.
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Date: 1/5/2019 1:55:00 AM
Thanks Lawrence, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 1/5/2019 1:13:00 AM
I loved this, how the 2 limericks go together!!!! :)
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Date: 1/5/2019 1:26:00 AM
Thanks Arthur, doing one is fairly straightforward doing a second to go with it I find trickier. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 11:11:00 PM
Planet Janet! Tom, this was so cute!
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Date: 1/5/2019 1:24:00 AM
Thanks P.S. , shame it turned out to be a bit of dirt on the lens. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 10:05:00 PM
Love this limerick Tom - Poor Kurt - however I think you are running to the finish line with it - good luck and best wishes. Jennifer.
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Date: 1/5/2019 1:22:00 AM
Thanks Jennifer, have seen many good limericks for the contest. Enjoy the weekend. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 9:57:00 PM
Kurt's loss maybe your win! Good luck my friend!
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Date: 1/5/2019 1:21:00 AM
Thanks very much Wren, glad you liked it . Tom
Date: 1/4/2019 3:26:00 PM
- Kurt is among his friends ... love this one, Tom - Luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/4/2019 4:13:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine, My daughter and son in law off to Iceland to see the northern lights, I'm jealous. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 3:22:00 PM
LOLs, Tom, - you've got a winner here - very witty and creative. Best of luck in the contest. Glad my entry about Cletus Leaks the plumber gave you a laff. Best on you my friend - Bob
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Date: 1/4/2019 4:12:00 PM
Thanks very much Robert, Happy new year. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 3:13:00 PM
He took it hard...poor fella...at least now he has a clearer view...
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Date: 1/4/2019 4:11:00 PM
Thanks Arturo, haha no more light pollution. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 3:06:00 PM
you are unsinkable, lol...he now joins the stars, tom... lol; really fun!..huggs
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Date: 1/4/2019 4:10:00 PM
Thanks Nette, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 2:02:00 PM
Hi Tom, love the content of your duo of Limerick. Bith full of fun and I still find myself laughing at Kurt. All the best for the contest my friend. Have a wonderful weekend. Your friend always....Mike. All the best for 2019 Tom.
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Date: 1/4/2019 2:57:00 PM
Thanks Mike, moral of the story, always start with a clean lens lol. Best wishes to you too Mike for 2019. Tom
Date: 1/4/2019 1:54:00 PM
LOL feeling a little guilty for laughing. Fun limerick sequence, Tom.
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Date: 1/4/2019 2:56:00 PM
Thanks Line, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 11:32:00 AM
very witty Tom I can just imagine this happening for real. I deliberately didn't choose astronomer as I would have had to use Uranus but I am working on another one for the contest lol:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/4/2019 2:55:00 PM
Haha Jan you should have done, including a full moon lol
Date: 1/4/2019 10:46:00 AM
Lol! Tom, You are good at the limerick form. Poor ole Kurk now he's up there among the stars! This looks like a winner to me. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 1/4/2019 11:13:00 AM
Thanks Alexis, when I first started writing them the syllables were way out so I do a rough draft and keep chopping or adding until they're right. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 9:17:00 AM
Ah- very clever, Tom. Nice to have you 'back on the scene' after your bout of flu.
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Date: 1/4/2019 10:20:00 AM
Thanks Wendy, it did knock me about but okay now. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 8:24:00 AM
Very funny, Tom. I liked it from the word dirt on. No, I lie. I liked it from the word astronomer on. I liked the whole thing, Tom. Happy day my friend.
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Date: 1/4/2019 10:19:00 AM
Thanks very much Caren, hope you til enjoy the weekend. Tom.
Date: 1/4/2019 7:12:00 AM
Enjoyed reading this fun Limerick Tom. Hopefully he didn't tell his wife about the dirt on his glass. He is getting a closer look now up there.
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Date: 1/4/2019 10:18:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, an astronomers nightmare discovering that a spec on the lens wasn't a new world lol. Tom.