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The Real McCoy

There was an American laddie named McCoy, his inventions the steam locomotives joy, although the powers to be drank to his health, made sure he didn’t share in their wealth. © Harry J Horsman 2012

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Date: 6/28/2019 4:06:00 PM
This is Coy (minus the Mc), congrats on your win, harry!
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Date: 6/28/2019 7:24:00 AM
nice witty poem Harry, glad you dusted this one off, congrats on the win, i enjoyed the read :)
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Date: 3/8/2012 7:00:00 PM
Lookie! I came back for another peek at this one...glad u enjoy historical poetry too!...Gwendolen
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Date: 1/25/2012 6:12:00 AM
The real mc coy....you got it, Harry. I love the historical clerihews the most..always wanting to learn more. I greatly enjoyed! Gwendolen
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Date: 1/22/2012 11:46:00 PM
add me in ur fan list too Harry...oh ! I love ur poems ...they are special and unique..
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Date: 1/22/2012 3:46:00 PM
"so he wasn't there left to annoy" is this a bit of history Harry:)
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Date: 1/22/2012 12:25:00 PM
VERY clever, Harry. I didn't even know McCoy had invented the steam engine. The last two lines made me laugh. Great entry for the clerihew contest. I have not been well, Harry, and am having difficulty typing due to a degenerative illness. Please know that I am a big fan of your work ... and of you as a person. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/21/2012 8:22:00 PM
sad he missed out on his pot 'o gold but this write is golden Harry luv..
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Date: 1/21/2012 7:29:00 PM
ha! poor mccoy! good clerihew :)
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Date: 1/21/2012 10:11:00 AM
A good on to read Harry,, and the world values today..? just same old same old..)
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Date: 1/20/2012 10:33:00 PM
hey, you brought to light something I did not even know about. So is that where "the REal McCoy" expression came from? Great way to clerihew, my friend.
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Date: 1/20/2012 7:38:00 PM
It's informative write, loved and enjoyed, my sweet friend, bl
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Date: 1/20/2012 8:35:00 AM
good one....hope you are a rolling along with full steam!!
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Date: 1/20/2012 4:11:00 AM
Yes, I'da say it's a real McCoy Clerihew, Harry. Smile. Have a great day, my man. Agpe, Moses
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Date: 1/19/2012 6:44:00 PM
love iy..p.d.
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Date: 1/19/2012 4:59:00 PM
Enjoyed this one Harry, love Elizabeth
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Date: 1/19/2012 3:14:00 PM
Interesting work..I am not sure but did you mean that he drank himselft to death before he benefited from his invention?...Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 1/19/2012 3:26:00 PM
the story goes, that because he was the son of slaves, sara, he would be ripe for a rip off, by the wealthy railroad owners of the 19th century. it's an interesting story worth reading.
Date: 1/19/2012 2:57:00 PM
Alot said in few words
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Date: 1/19/2012 2:57:00 PM
quite catchy. never really read anything other than free verse and rhyme. good write:)
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