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To Be Thrown Overboard Soon

Two scruffy pirates picked me up.
Intending to toss me overboard.
I weighed too much; they were struggling.
True.
They needed to lighten their load.
But I was not going easy.
I purposefully got heavier.
"She is flotsom," the tall fat one said.
"Jetsam," the dumb ugly one argued.
"Let's get a dictionary," I said. "Let's do this right."
This gave me a few more days,
as there were no books on this ship.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/18/2019 8:21:00 AM
Cute, Caren.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/18/2019 3:13:00 PM
Thank you Line. I had a little challenge to try to use two words I had never used before or since. I guess it worked out well.
Date: 2/12/2019 1:13:00 PM
Yo Ho! Ye make a fine pirate, lass! A tricky one at that. I wonder if they even know what a dictionary is...lol! Congratulations on this hilarious POTD!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/12/2019 3:13:00 PM
Thank you Kim. It was fun to write for sure!
Date: 2/10/2019 10:19:00 AM
At least you did not havs to walk the plank! Perils at sea! Congrats at home, POTD! Nice Work!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 11:32:00 AM
Not that time any way, Sandra, but I am sure they will catch me again. I am getting slower.
Date: 2/9/2019 11:51:00 PM
aye aye! fetch the dictionary! Congratulations Caren on the POTD honors :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 11:33:00 AM
Thank you P.S. This POTD surprised me a bunch!
Date: 2/9/2019 5:54:00 AM
Is it not shiver me timbers? Lol
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/9/2019 6:43:00 AM
Yes, it really is. I am shivering me timbers right now.
Date: 2/8/2019 3:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/8/2019 5:24:00 AM
Thank you Victor. Totally unexpected! A week from today I will have been on Poetry Soup for one year! Wow! What a great little anniversary present. huh?
Date: 2/7/2019 10:24:00 PM
Caren congratulations on having your poem selected as POTD enjoy the honor ~
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:48:00 PM
Thank you Constance. I am shocked. Is it WARM at ALL up there where you are perched? I have to admit it is BRRRRR freezing here. My dog will not go out. Tomorrow we will be missing our 7th day of school due to ICE!
Date: 2/7/2019 4:40:00 PM
Ahhh, you are much too smart to be thrown overboard. :) I am right there with ya!! No books are needed on this ship. Congratulations Caren, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:03:00 PM
Thank you Brandy. This was a shock for sure!
Date: 2/7/2019 4:15:00 PM
Congrats on POTD..
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:04:00 PM
Thank you Silent One. Did not expect this in a thousand shimmy me timbers!
Date: 2/7/2019 2:39:00 PM
well said , great strategy , I am not as witty and I wish I was. Congratulations on POTD... Hugs Eve~`*
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 3:45:00 PM
Thank you Eve. I appreciate it!
Date: 2/7/2019 2:02:00 PM
Buying time. No books on that ship! How funny. I really enjoyed this. You held my attention from beginning to end. Great job and congrats. Pleas feel free to visit my page some time. Hugs, Rainbow.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 3:45:00 PM
Thank you. I definitely will.
Date: 2/7/2019 12:51:00 PM
This had me smiling Caren. Congratulations on having it honored for POTD! : ) xxoo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 3:48:00 PM
Thank you Connie. It was so shocking but so fabulous also.
Date: 2/7/2019 11:48:00 AM
Nice write, Caren, clever and funny, and a very deserving POTD.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 3:49:00 PM
Thank you Lawrence. I was gob-smacked.
Date: 2/7/2019 11:18:00 AM
Caren, congratulations on POTD honors and thanks for the laugh this morning.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 3:49:00 PM
You are most welcome Daniel. I am so glad you felt this way.
Date: 2/7/2019 9:45:00 AM
What a delightful sense of humor! Congratulations!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:21:00 AM
Thank you Sunlite. I am so glad this came across like I was hoping.
Date: 2/7/2019 9:44:00 AM
Foolish pirates indeed...Congratulations Caren...
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:21:00 AM
I guess I outfoxed those two. Here comes a crocodile with a tick tock though.
Date: 2/7/2019 9:05:00 AM
Hi Caren, I'm delighted that you were awarded the poem of the day. Congratulations:-) Alexis
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:22:00 AM
Thank you Alexis. I am so surprised!
Date: 2/7/2019 9:00:00 AM
Congratulations for POTD :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:22:00 AM
Thank you Heidi. It is a great honor. I thank the whoevers.
Date: 2/7/2019 8:19:00 AM
Very funny and well thought out. Congratulations on POTD, Caren. Warmest Wishes~ Warren
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:23:00 AM
I was shocked, and so surprised with this honor. So terribly happily surprised!
Date: 2/7/2019 7:31:00 AM
Lol! That is adorable! Reminds me of how heavy the dog made herself at bath time ;) Congratulations on POTD Caren! xomo
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:23:00 AM
Thank you Maureen. This was a surprisingly wonderful thing on our 7th school day off school due to harsh weather.
Date: 2/7/2019 6:59:00 AM
Congrats on poem of the day, Caren.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:24:00 AM
I am honored and awed.I will have been on Poetry Soup one year on the 15th of February; so this ends my 8 day from now anniversary with a "bang".
Date: 2/7/2019 6:36:00 AM
Aye aye Captain!..Congrats on POTD Caren..
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:25:00 AM
Thank you Joseph. This is such an honor, my friend!
Date: 2/7/2019 5:52:00 AM
Many congrats Caren on POTD - I agree wholeheartedly with their choice! Kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 10:24:00 AM
Thank you Ann. I am so surprised, pleased and humbled.
Date: 2/7/2019 5:36:00 AM
Congratulations Caren on POTD cute, your words flow like water over glass, great job!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 5:37:00 AM
I had to edit this one Bobby. It was not good at all the first time. I am glad now that I took the extra three minutes.
Date: 2/7/2019 5:17:00 AM
The symbol of contention makes your poem beautiful Caren.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/7/2019 5:22:00 AM
Thank you so much Okonkwo. I appreciate your stop by and lovely comment.
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