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Santa’s Predicament
Elves gave Santa the green light to go
But his sleigh couldn't move in deep snow
Santa said "have no fear
I'll put on more reindeer"
It worked and he cried out " ho ho ho."

                        
One last call but then disaster struck
Last chimney he went down he got stuck
Had too many mince pies
That swelled belly and thighs
Was rescued by guys in a fire truck.


Written 30th November 2018

For Christmas limerick poetry contest
Sponsored by Carolyn Devonshire.

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Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/11/2018 2:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this delightful limerick Tom. I loved it! : )
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Date: 12/11/2018 2:24:00 PM
Thank you very much Connie, You'll be pleased to know he's been on a strict workout and will be fit for Christmas eve this year. Tom.
Date: 12/10/2018 6:13:00 PM
hmm, no win?? I wonder if she had specified one limerick only? That is the only way I can see this would get left off the list.
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Date: 12/11/2018 4:22:00 AM
Yes, got a third place, the max was two, first one I wrote had three, industrial action and I did not enter that one. Tom.
Date: 12/7/2018 10:51:00 PM
Cute limerick, Tom. All those Christmas goodies we consume definitely increase our girth! Lol. Perhaps Santa can do the keto or paleo diet after Christmas.
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Date: 12/8/2018 1:22:00 AM
Thanks Carol, even the reindeer are complaining about having to pull extra weight lol.
Date: 12/7/2018 9:52:00 AM
hello Tom, oh! Poor Santa. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 12/7/2018 10:10:00 AM
Thank You Darlene, thankfully Santa was rescued. Tom
Date: 12/5/2018 11:37:00 PM
G'day Tom … it's really odd Tom. Say, if it was mid July; a bloke in a red flannel suit and false beard; a sack over his back, and climbing down a chimney would the fire brigade be called - perhaps after his arrest maybe - another fine effort Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 12/6/2018 2:30:00 AM
Haha especially if his sack was full of jewellery lol.
Date: 12/4/2018 4:46:00 PM
Oh no...Santa’s been caught with his pants down...or rather stuck something like Winnie the Pooh!
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Date: 12/5/2018 1:46:00 AM
Thanks Kim , loved your limerick on our catfight lol.
Date: 12/3/2018 4:07:00 PM
OKAY MR.TOM... aside from the fact, you're invading my territory with a very well written submission, I MUST send kudos even though you threaten my kingdom!!! LOL Love you Mr.Tom and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Date: 12/3/2018 4:38:00 PM
Thank you very much King Jack. The crown is yours, I'm only a student, never wrote a limerick until I joined soup and I've got you and Jan to thank for the inspiration. Sending a big kiss your way. X
Date: 12/2/2018 8:19:00 PM
Dropping back to say congrats on your win, Tom. Great Lim... Charlie
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Date: 12/3/2018 2:37:00 AM
Thanks very much Charlie. Tom
Date: 12/2/2018 7:01:00 PM
You might call this "Ice-Capades!" Then again, that's already been used... --- Congrats on your win in the contest, Tom! ~ Gershon
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Date: 12/3/2018 2:36:00 AM
Love that one Gershon, might use it in the future. Tom.
Date: 12/2/2018 4:44:00 PM
sorry I missed this one before Tom! many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/3/2018 2:33:00 AM
Thanks Jan, sometimes its overwhelming the amount of poems on here, there's not enough hours in the day lol. Tom
Date: 12/2/2018 2:44:00 PM
A joyful write in tune with Christmas ambience! An adept pen and a deep poetic imagination penning cleverly and masterfully brilliant poetry! A great pleasure to read. My deepest regards. Be blessed always Tom.
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Date: 12/3/2018 2:35:00 AM
Thank you very much Besma, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 12/2/2018 1:38:00 PM
- By working just one month a year .... and too many mince pies ... ho,ho,ho :))) - Congratulations on your win, Tom :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/2/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thanks sunshine, he'll have to join a gym after his recent embarrassment lol. Tom.
Date: 12/2/2018 12:14:00 PM
Those mince pies will do it every time, Tom. What an adorable limerick! Competition for this contest was awesome and you did a great job. Thanks for supporting the contest with your witty verse. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/2/2018 1:15:00 PM
Thanks Carolyn , they're my downfall too but only at Christmas, I didn't envy you judging the contest there were some crackers. Tom.
Date: 12/2/2018 9:28:00 AM
Hahaha... nice one.. must have been American, im sure we call it a fire engine here lol
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Date: 12/2/2018 1:10:00 PM
Well it rhymed with stuck and it was aimed at the American market lol.
Date: 12/1/2018 9:34:00 PM
Clever! Like it!
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Date: 12/2/2018 1:06:00 PM
Thanks Timothy.
Date: 12/1/2018 2:46:00 PM
Hahaha! He should have realised when he had to draft in extra reindeer! Oh dear, I feel a bit like that this year - hence why I turned down a job as santa’s “little” helper! Great fun Tom!
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Date: 12/1/2018 2:56:00 PM
Thanks Nina, happy you enjoyed it. Haha we've all over done it at times The naughty food season is nearly on us. I'll have to get a kaftan lol. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 11:13:00 AM
A festive Limerick that even Santa would get a kick out of it! Thank you Tom for bringing the Christmas spirit in such a jolly way!
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Date: 12/1/2018 1:39:00 PM
Thank you Demetrios, good news is he's now losing weight so there shouldn't be an embarrassing repeat. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 8:33:00 AM
Good one, Tom :-) Janice
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Date: 12/1/2018 1:33:00 PM
Thank you Janice. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 8:08:00 AM
Oh my, those mince pies! Well done Tom. I enjoyed this :)
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Date: 12/1/2018 1:32:00 PM
Thanks very much Heidi, hope your snow isn't too deep. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 6:43:00 AM
Love this, Tom. You are a master of the limerick world...but it's hard enough for us all to remember all of Santa's reindeer names now, the last thing we need is to have to remember a few more..lol Good luck and best wishes for a win in the contest. Charlie
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Date: 12/1/2018 1:31:00 PM
Thank you Charlie, , haha don't forget our friend Mr Google, he'll tel you. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 5:18:00 AM
I believe in the goodness of people in general. I always have. I am sure we can make this site more people friendly. Love xo
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Date: 12/1/2018 4:51:00 AM
Oh my, that was not fun for Sanity Claus was it Tom. Thanks for the funny limerick. Also thank you for responding to the Sunday comment day. I hope many decide to join in the comment day. Take care,
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Date: 12/1/2018 5:05:00 AM
Thanks Pixie, it wasn't much fun for sure and he's got a year to get over the embarrassment lol. Yes, I hope many make the effort, we're all here because of our love for poetry and should encourage each other, let's hope the site gets overloaded with comments. Enjoy the weekend. Tom.
Date: 11/30/2018 11:02:00 PM
Hi Tom, love the limerick. I loved the content of this one. Never mind the Ho Ho Ho, I am hear doing the Ha Ha Ha. Great to finish off my night with a laugh. Poor Santa. Have a wonderful Saturday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 12/1/2018 4:10:00 AM
Thank you very much Mum Mike, happy you liked my humour. Enjoy the weekend. Tom.
Date: 11/30/2018 10:23:00 PM
What a lovely rhyme Tom! Seems everyone is doing Christmas but me! Lol I never was that good writing Christmas things I guess but I may have to give it a try your rhyme has me in the Christmas spirit now! Loved it Tom! Hugs Brenda
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Date: 12/1/2018 4:13:00 AM
Thank you Brenda, glad you enjoyed it. I'm happy too that its put you in the Christmas mood. Enjoy the weekend. Tom
Date: 11/30/2018 9:17:00 PM
so CUTE, Tom. I bet it's a winner.
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Date: 12/1/2018 4:09:00 AM
Thanks very much Andrea, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
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