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There Once Was a Man

There Once Was A Man ... There once was a man, oh so brave Who would sleep in a hole, called a grave ... Well, him being the host To so many a ghost, He arranged a big bash, called a rave In days of Neanderthal knaves When the men ruled like kings in their caves ... and not being too keen About keeping them clean ... Often took on some wifes, called them slaves There once was a man with a stave Overseeing a holy enclave ... Well, maintaining a grin While absolving the sin, He assessed wicked tales and forgave There once was a monk with a wave Who desired a head with a shave ... Well, the barber was such That she cut back too much Thereby leaving his globus concave There once was a man in the nave, Although pious he could not behave ... But they paid him no mind, ’Caus his name was maligned, Being simply a sinner to save There once was a man quite depraved A voluptuous life was thus craved ... Well, continuous sin Ended doing him in - On his tombstone they carved ‘Misbehaved’

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Date: 8/10/2016 7:21:00 AM
A fabulous series of limericks congrats on them being featured on the home page Terry - I especially loved the last one:-) I love writing this form:-):-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/29/2013 5:52:00 PM
I liked that misbehave ;}
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Date: 7/27/2013 8:52:00 AM
terry, long time no see. The last one was the very best of them all. Loved that one!!!
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Date: 7/9/2013 4:11:00 PM
LOL, needed a good laugh tonight. Loved these, Terry. Hope you're having a great week
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Date: 9/24/2012 11:02:00 PM
I am in stitches now. Absolutely hilarious. How you were able to weave such an inspired limerick from "ave" is beyond me. You have a magic touch with the pen. Bravo!
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Date: 6/4/2012 11:12:00 AM
Alwys loved a limerick.....having that many intelligent ones together is a treat. Thank you!!
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Date: 5/22/2012 7:10:00 AM
I am stopping by your poetry to thank you for your kind comments on my writing. It has been a pleasure to read yours today Terry. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/13/2012 11:07:00 AM
Various types of description of a man, loved your poem. Always, bl
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Date: 5/7/2012 2:33:00 PM
very nice
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Date: 5/6/2012 10:00:00 PM
This is the first series limerick that I have encountered. Almost too much, but still a completely enjoyable read, it takes itself just seriously enough. Good work!
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Date: 5/6/2012 6:50:00 AM
Now this is what I call limerick heaven. Thanks for your comments on my poetry. It does a heart good to know someone reads it and stops to comment. love, Kathy
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Date: 5/5/2012 2:51:00 PM
Have you heard of the man call O’Leary Who tried to keep ever so cheery? Though writing in verse Can be quite a curse - And for certain can make you quite weary - (big yawn) goodnight. ha ha
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Date: 5/5/2012 11:27:00 AM
There once was a poet called Terry Who kept them all laughing and merry With a limerick a day He heard people say He’s really as sweet as a cherry - is Terry!
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Date: 5/2/2012 12:44:00 PM
Hi; This is the first time that I read one of your poems. I liked it very much. Thanks for sharing with us. Lucilla
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Date: 5/1/2012 3:50:00 AM
I bet you had a bit of fun writing this one. Well done. Now Terry we need to talk. Darlin you need to seriously put up some more poems as I am running out of poems to review for you and we can't have that now can we? May a smile get stuck on your face and refuse to leave. TLee
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Date: 4/30/2012 5:56:00 PM
these are some great limericks Terry....keep your ink flowing....always...Joseph
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Date: 4/30/2012 5:53:00 PM
Now that's what I call an excellent verse! This was so very entertaining and unique. Very much liked it. Always, Laura
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Date: 4/30/2012 1:13:00 AM
Wow! Very clever write from a very clever mind! Thank you for sharing Terry. Dalila
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Date: 4/29/2012 8:53:00 PM
Entertaining write Terry!! Really enjoyable!!!...Love Diana
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Date: 4/29/2012 7:25:00 PM
hehe, very nicely written, Terry.
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Date: 4/29/2012 5:39:00 AM
Terry, cool series you have here, welcome to the soup, why don't you jump into my circus contest, any questions just soup me ..David
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Date: 4/28/2012 6:50:00 PM
Now this is some serious pious bashing poetry!! There once was a man in a frock/ who spend way to much time with his..oops oops naughty! alert alert....his brothers he shamed/but they didn't complain/so that man from Champlain is still frocked. [shhhh do not tell the vatican!]OH they know!!Light & Love
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Tony Mccann
Date: 4/29/2012 7:59:00 PM
Hmm, I wonder if this 'primes' your pump, so to speak, Debbie? An excerpt from my poem, "My Queen, Lovelady...Well, it'll be my fault if it does, hehe...they may have to remove my poem, too...hehe quote "...the pride and joy of my heart's arisen, So deep within side you do I belong." unquote
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/28/2012 6:51:00 PM
soup mail me if you want me to remove this's your fault you primed the pump ;)
Date: 4/28/2012 4:04:00 PM
LMAO!!! These are Faaabbuuulllooouuusss!!! I love limericks! and you my friend have profoundly penned a fine lot!! I love them! big hugs,love deb ...Well Done Terry :)
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Date: 4/28/2012 1:41:00 PM
Cooool, this one... :) - oxox love Anne-Lise
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