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Nipton California

There's a place down California way
Where I once perchance did stay
In a tent
with cheap rent
Next to the trains making hay

Whilst cimbing the grade to Las Vegas
And beyond that land of lost wages.
With city goods.
"Must buy" shoulds.
(The marketing cry for all ages.)

To say Nipton, the town, was a ghost,
Would surely not be a boast.
Nipton needed a boost,
Not unlike getting goosed,
Or Nipton soon would be toast.

Enter the much-maligned weed,
Some folks hate and some need.
Cannabis.
Hit 'n miss,
But good to the very last seed.

The little old town of Nipton
Is now in a leveraged position.
Bought by a Pot
Company who ought
Make a fortune from its acquisition.

Los Angeles is just down the hill.
Uphill's the city of thrills,
(Where what happens stays,
While unleashed people plays)
Will folks zero in for the kill?

On Nipton, the once defunct town,
Now wearing the "smoke-it-here' gown?
Get high here!
Never fear.
Marijuana's now legal, don't frown.

Btw, if you choose to partake,
And a trip to Nipton you take,
Bring some ear plugs.
Those choo-chooey chugs
Will give you a major headache.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 9/23/2017 7:15:00 AM
fabulous string of limericks John the only choo choo I see is the steam train on our Island and gee it smokes like a chimney lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/6/2017 9:41:00 AM
Hi John, What a good strings of limericks. You do them so well. I don't think I'd like to visit such a place though. I couldn't get use to those darn choo -choos passing by:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/7/2017 8:09:00 AM
Thanks Alexis! CHOO CHOO TO YOO TOO!!!
Date: 9/2/2017 7:42:00 AM
My lim hero! Us guys eh!!! Whoeeee!!! GREAT JJ!!!!
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Date: 9/7/2017 8:01:00 AM
Well lookee here, Jack's been poking in my closet! What would we be like if we partook of the wacky weed? !!!
Date: 9/1/2017 11:19:00 AM
think we need an Alka-Seltzer or sun or nuthr ... nice poem ...
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Date: 9/7/2017 8:00:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by the sillies! Any antidote'll do;-)
Date: 8/23/2017 6:12:00 PM
Funny , John, :) ~*
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Date: 8/25/2017 6:58:00 PM
Hi Eve. Glad ya got some chuckles:-)
Date: 8/9/2017 10:10:00 AM
This is very clever and most pleasing.
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Date: 8/23/2017 9:30:00 AM
Not sure if I thanked you for all your comments, but I hope so. Appreciate you wandering through my poem closet. I sure enjoy visiting yours. Cheerios and sunshine! ~ j
Date: 8/9/2017 7:20:00 AM
This gave me the giggles John, just as the subject matter used to. Thank you.
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Date: 8/9/2017 8:56:00 AM
"There's some brain cells that I'm missing" — from Neal Diamond's, The Talking Optimist Blues :-)
Date: 8/7/2017 4:36:00 PM
Oh MY! I really enjoyed this limerick extravaganza. I'm just thinking of a limerick for my nephew for his birthday, but this...this is superb. I didn't think you could tell a whole tale using this form. Never had any weed. Is it good? ;) Hugs
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Date: 8/8/2017 9:16:00 AM
Some like it. My only experience with it made me conclude it's not for me. HAVVA GREAT VACATION!
Date: 8/7/2017 1:13:00 PM
FUN ALERT! Posting a fun poem today reminded me of you. So I will catch up on your latests. Lots of fun, this one. Now I need your reaction to my latest action
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Date: 8/8/2017 1:01:00 PM
Never mind then. I thought you'd go after a laugh.
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Date: 8/8/2017 9:18:00 AM
Uh,oh. This sounds like one of those science tests. "Every action has an equal or opposite reaction" or some such. I was never very good at that sort of stuff;-) Thanks for visiting! ~ j
Date: 8/5/2017 9:19:00 PM
a huge grin of a poem, john! i find it amusing that many such towns are now thriving in this field (no pun intended!). more power to 'em!
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Date: 8/6/2017 5:01:00 PM
Ah shucks, take the pun! It's a dandy. I get amused by all the legal wrangling and such. I wonder why the gover'ment and our LEGAL drug cartels (read: pharmaceutical companies) don't jump on the wagon. Legalize, monopolize production, raise prices and tax it. Methinks DEA is making too much on the side. Whoa! 'nuff conspiracy theory, John!!! Glad ya's grinnin!
Date: 8/5/2017 7:41:00 PM
This is a great poem. It felt like I was there. Thanks for a great read!! RPAT
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Date: 8/6/2017 4:57:00 PM
Ear plugs and all? ;-)
Date: 8/5/2017 12:21:00 PM
Hilarious :) love it! xomo
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Date: 8/6/2017 4:57:00 PM
If MO's a'chucklin' I'm a'grinnin
Date: 8/5/2017 9:49:00 AM
John were you indulging in the Cannabis when writing this terrific, hilarious, limerick ? lol Truly enjoyed!
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Date: 8/17/2017 8:54:00 PM
lol
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Date: 8/6/2017 4:47:00 PM
I didn't inhale! ;-)
Date: 8/5/2017 9:32:00 AM
Quite the humorous limerick poem! I enjoyed reading this delightful piece this fine morning! What a funny and grandiose poem, Great Work!!
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Date: 8/6/2017 4:45:00 PM
Thanks Russell!
Date: 8/5/2017 9:27:00 AM
LOL This is too funny. I don't do drugs but I just could not stop laughing at this. I truly enjoyed the read! :)
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Date: 8/6/2017 4:44:00 PM
Thanks for visiting Julie! I don't partake, but I do get amused by the games being played with regulations and such.