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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.

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Date: 4/3/2020 1:51:00 PM
Very comical and lovely. All the best -R
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/4/2020 1:58:00 AM
I had so much fun with this one! Thank you for reading it!
Date: 2/11/2020 2:22:00 PM
Nice one! Pirates? Great imagination! You transport us to a different era! Thanks for creating such a funny scenery!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/12/2020 12:28:00 PM
Thank you. I kind of liked writing this one.
Date: 12/19/2019 6:47:00 PM
Loads of fun. I loved every line. You have a wonderful comedic style.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 12/19/2019 8:49:00 PM
Thank you Paul. It was one of my favorite throw downs.
Date: 12/13/2019 1:00:00 AM
So good.... Even a few lines can make a reader laugh. Enjoyed the read. Well done. God bless you.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 12/13/2019 6:55:00 AM
I sometimes come across a word, and it gives me an immediate poem. This was one of those times.
Date: 4/11/2019 6:48:00 PM
ah so...neither + nor - could out smart you...very interesting brain you have... cofcofcofmmmhahaha nice so speak to you my dear stan : )
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/11/2019 11:56:00 PM
Sand Blown, I am so shocked that all of a sudden my old poems are revived; no idea what happened today! I am stunned but honored. Thank you!
Date: 3/6/2019 5:54:00 PM
Hello Caren, oh I found this poem funny. I got a chucklie from this poem. have a nice evening my friend.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/6/2019 11:20:00 PM
Thank you Darlene. I had so much fun figuring it out. It is always a surprise to me when WHAM a poem ends itself like this.
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: 2/7/2019 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.
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