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I think I have a grem/in, lurking in my words 
I'd left a win/ow open and thought it was the birds
But then I heard a thud and a cry for he/p
Saw the little blighter, the elf upon the shelf.

He got very hungry, some letters he did eat
Put slashes where the letters were, do / admit defeat
It was for a contest, no time to put it right 
hope that when its judged ,'twi/l be the dark of night.

Oh well I'll send it off, I've got nowt to lose
Meanwhile I'll write another if / can find my muse
That elf upon the she/f has caused me some grief
Never would I have had him down as a letter thief.

(a rhyme but some of the letters have been eaten away and replaced with forward slashes by a wicked elf)


Written 3rd  October 
For  muschi/f  contes/ sponsored by N/na Parment/r.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/9/2018 4:57:00 PM
Ha ha // the elf needs puttin/ on A high /half lol, really loved this one Tom!!!! Many congratulations on your win :-) Hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/9/2018 8:53:00 PM
Thanks Jane, not sure if it will catch on lol. Tom.
Date: 10/26/2018 2:08:00 PM
Hi Tom, Another great write - you have true talent! Best wishes, Jennifer.
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Date: 10/26/2018 2:44:00 PM
Thank you Jennifer, I'm humbled by your compliment. Tom.
Date: 10/12/2018 7:43:00 PM
Indeed, this was super creative, Tom and it looks like it was a winner. BIG congrats.
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Date: 10/13/2018 1:56:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, I have my grandsons mischevious elf to thank for the inspiration. Tom.
Date: 10/8/2018 10:39:00 PM
Very funny, Tom. Love the originality and humor.
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Date: 10/9/2018 3:10:00 AM
Thank you Line, happy you liked it. Tom.
Date: 10/4/2018 7:26:00 PM
Very creative, and unusual mischief taken on the Rhyme form, Tom! Congrats on your win! Sandra
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/4/2018 11:14:00 PM
Thank you Sandra, I was thinking about it and saw a pic of an elf and it gave me the inspiration. Tom.
Date: 10/4/2018 5:33:00 PM
Tom, this is VERY creative! CONGRATS! Janice
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/4/2018 11:11:00 PM
Thank you very much Janice, Wasn't sure if I try was mischievous enough but submitted it anyway. Tom.
Date: 10/4/2018 5:29:00 PM
Congratulations Tom. I haven't been on PoetrySoup for awhile. Glad I didn't miss this one. So cute! I have an elf on the shelf. I named him Sneaky :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/4/2018 11:17:00 PM
Thank you Haley, nice to see you back, my grandson has one that turns up before Chrustmas and creates all kinds of mischief, I hope Mr Sneaky behaves lol. Tom
Date: 10/4/2018 3:41:00 PM
Congratulations Tom on your place in my contest! This really made me chuckle! It's actually no worse than my typing normally is!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/4/2018 11:08:00 PM
Thank you Nina, I had this crazy idea and thought go for it.Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting. Tom.
Date: 10/3/2018 11:07:00 PM
That e/l certain/y munched a bunch of /etters! Rea//y enjoyed this one a /ot, Tom!! Best wishes, Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/4/2018 4:54:00 AM
Thank you Gershon, hope its mischievous enough to be placed. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 8:40:00 PM
G'day Tom … a letter thief. A great play on different meaning but similar mind set. Blasted elves; they can cause no end of grief - catch you soon Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 10/3/2018 9:41:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay, had a madness moment and came up with that. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 2:48:00 PM
In the world of elves, magic and poetry everything is possible! Your muse didn't and won't fail you to enchant you with the finest letters and words to pen your beauty! You brought a huge smile on my face and into my heart! A great pleasure to read your winning write Tom. My deepest regards. Be blessed always.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/3/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thank you very much Besma, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 2:10:00 PM
such a naughty, unique play of words, and the content adorable, elfie tom...huggs
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Date: 10/3/2018 4:21:00 PM
Thanks Nette, glad you enjoyed my bit of fun. Tom.
Date: 10/3/2018 1:02:00 PM
I ho/e it is n/ot contegi/us de/r T/om! Very entertaining writing my friend, Tome! So witty and pretty!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/3/2018 4:23:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, g/ad Yo/ enjo/ed it lol. Tom
Date: 10/3/2018 12:44:00 PM
My e/f is fu/l to/ T/m...love/ it my frien/...lov/ & li/ht.../WW/
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Winged Warrior
Date: 10/4/2018 5:01:00 AM
I'll drank toh thaft lol...^WW^
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/3/2018 4:24:00 PM
Thank you W.W., had a crazy idea come into my head, blame my muse, she had had a drink haha. Tom