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Quirky Twists and Turns

*Like Caesar I wrote this in the 3rd person:) In third person he talks just like Caesar Stuffing bagfuls of sweets in the freezer Mumbles loud in his sleep An appointment can’t keep Often plucks at his brows with a tweezer. With false tan he conceals his complexion In shop windows inspects his reflection Cracks his fingers and neck And exclaims ‘What the heck!’ When he drinks has no sense of direction. He’s allergic to pollen and sneezes Throwing up at the smell of blue cheeses Hair extensions he wears When it’s windy he swears Swallows tablets in fear of diseases. He invents and tells lies for no reason Any week any month any season Does it all with a smirk (Yes, that’s also a quirk!) In a cell he could end for high treason! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - For the Contest “Quirks” Hosted by Madison Demetros © 9th February 2018

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Date: 1/10/2021 2:53:00 PM
This is excellent, Paul. My kind of story ;)
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Date: 1/20/2021 12:36:00 PM
Thank you, Angela :) Hope you are keeping well. Regards // paul
Date: 4/22/2018 1:42:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. I enjoyed this so much, smiled all thru it.
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Date: 4/23/2018 11:05:00 AM
Thank you very much, Susan. Glad I put a big smile on your face:) Regards // paul
Date: 4/22/2018 11:40:00 AM
Congratulations, Paul on your nice win with this enjoyable string of haikus ... Regards ... Probir ...
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Date: 4/23/2018 10:45:00 AM
Thank you, Probir. I reasoned that quirks needed a good doze of humour, that's why I chose Limericks. Regards // paul
Date: 4/21/2018 8:41:00 PM
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!
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Date: 4/23/2018 10:21:00 AM
Thank you, Janice. Enjoyed your winning entry, too. Regards // paul
Date: 4/21/2018 8:08:00 PM
A fun poem, Paul. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 4/23/2018 9:47:00 AM
Thank you, Line. Regards // paul
Date: 4/21/2018 7:26:00 PM
A wonderfully humorous string of Limericks, Paul! Congratulations on your fine placement in the contest. Sandra
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Date: 4/23/2018 9:52:00 AM
Thank you, Sandra. It was fun writing these limericks:) Regards // paul
Date: 4/21/2018 3:53:00 PM
fascinating for a quirky theme, paul... sweet congrats on your win and so many others.. huggs
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Date: 4/23/2018 9:19:00 AM
Thank you, Nette, for reading and enjoying, and for alerting me to the win! Hugs // paul
Date: 2/18/2018 1:21:00 PM
LOL, love these limericks, my friend. I hope you are well & having a great weekend
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Date: 2/18/2018 3:00:00 PM
Thank you, Jack; always a pleasure to have you stopping by for a chat:) Life is treating me quite well at the moment. Hope you're keeping well, too! All the best, my friend. // paul
Date: 2/11/2018 7:39:00 PM
OMG! This is frickin fantastic, Paul. It is definitely a first placer! Love it!
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Date: 2/12/2018 10:04:00 AM
Thank you, Rhoda...I love your frickin' reaction:) Regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2018 2:43:00 PM
Entertaining and well-constructed Limericks with hilarious overtones dear friend, Paul! Certainly a winner!
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Date: 2/10/2018 3:42:00 PM
Thank you for your complimentary remarks, my friend Demi. A pleasure to have you stopping by. Regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2018 2:10:00 PM
Hi Paul, You have penned such a good string of limericks. I wish you the best of luck in the contest:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/10/2018 3:40:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed this fun poem, Alexis; thank you. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2018 1:47:00 PM
An excellent and humorous set of imaginative limericks Paul. Your poem certainly lives up to your wonderful title :) Best wishes for a win! Warmest wishes my witty friend. ~Susan
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Date: 2/10/2018 3:39:00 PM
We can't live only on bread, Susan:) Humour boosts a healthy diet! Thank you for stopping by, my friend. ~ Warm regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2018 2:57:00 AM
What a quirky tale. Sounds like quite the character and also sounds like someone i know, but there again who is to tell? Might be a few clones around. Paul this is indeed a very imaginative write. Best of luck in the contest.... Maria
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Paul Callus
Date: 2/10/2018 3:34:00 PM
I suppose we can all match this, or part of it, to somebody we might know, Maria! Where would we be without humour:) Thank you & Regards // paul
Date: 2/10/2018 2:04:00 AM
That is so funny. True as life...
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Date: 2/10/2018 1:58:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed, Kai...thank you and regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2018 3:53:00 PM
Excellent depiction of this person Paul..with so many quirks..and a liar too..yes--he goes to prison. Well written..best for a win, Paul.
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Date: 2/9/2018 4:22:00 PM
Thank you for the complimentary remarks, Vijay...glad you enjoyed. Regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2018 2:31:00 PM
- Quite a guy .... I can see him clearly .... - Can certainly find one or another redeeming feature of most people, but he is difficult :))) - Love it, Paul :) - Best wishes in the contest - Have a wonderful weekend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/9/2018 3:27:00 PM
Thank you for the positive comments, Anne-Lise:) Hope you too enjoy your weekend. Hugs // paul
Date: 2/9/2018 1:57:00 PM
This guy has a serious case of the quirks! I say post the picture, Paul. I wanna see, and since it's written as humor, no one should take offense. You've painted quite a quirky picture to the imagination so let's see him.
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Date: 2/9/2018 3:25:00 PM
Thank you for your earnest and convincing participation, Lin:) I'll think about it....Regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2018 1:47:00 PM
You did this very well.. good luck in the contest Paul..
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Date: 2/9/2018 3:23:00 PM
Glad you liked it, S-1...thank you and regards // paul
Date: 2/9/2018 12:57:00 PM
hmmm I wonder who you are writing about Paul lol:-) great humour:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/9/2018 1:13:00 PM
This was triggered by a video I saw yesterday on yahoo; there's also a great image to go with it, but did not use it, not wanting to offend anyone, even though this is meant as good harmless fun! Thank you for reading and liking. Hugs // paul