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Milo Minderbinder IV

You’re a club-tie glad hand social climber If ever there were one, Minderbinder Meticulous craft, your domination Smile bowed, so proud of your lofty station Your known carnival of carnal knowledge Cornucopia of knowing carnage Next home remodel, your newer model Heedless of brown spots, she spots your brown bottle The old ball and chain got chained, bald, and old Your ex’s cancer came back, then a deep hole. None will sue when you’re under your new Nun God’s Son knew, nothing new under the sun Skipping blithely through fortune’s emerald fields Shh! You hear karma nipping at your heels? 5/30/16 © Thomas W. Quigley "Modern Sonnet"--paired rhymes, loose on the syllable count

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Date: 5/31/2016 11:52:00 PM
Yikes!!! This is a modern sonnet like none other I've seen! Very awesome. "Karma nipping at your heels" - love it!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 6/1/2016 11:14:00 AM
Thanks, Becca!
Date: 5/31/2016 6:17:00 PM
A bit mindbending but seeing the comments below I totally got it now! I love that karma line. Nip nip nip.
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Tom Quigley
Date: 6/1/2016 11:13:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea! Good to know when the "obscurity" dial was up a little too high...
Date: 5/30/2016 10:17:00 AM
A sonnet to remember...great work Tom...god bless...^WW^
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Tom Quigley
Date: 5/30/2016 12:29:00 PM
Thanks, WW!