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Tree Troll Twister

A three-toed tree troll tried to trap a leaping leprechaun with a black claw bear paw trap. But he stubbed toe three in the trap in the tree, Snip snap toe three was gone. The two-toed tree troll tried to trap a laughing leprechaun with a black claw bear paw trap. But soon he'd forget where the trap had been set, Snip snap toe two was gone. The one-toed tree troll tried to trap a sleepy leprechaun with a black claw bear paw trap. “Go to bed,” he said, “while you still have your head,” Snip snap now all are gone. Submitted January 2020 for the "Twist My Tongue" contest sponsored by Nina Parmenter -- First Place

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Date: 1/28/2021 5:14:00 PM
What a charming poem ~ not sure it would qualify as a children's bedtime story. LOL A FAVE for me
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Eric Cohen
Date: 1/28/2021 6:13:00 PM
Good to hear from you, Line, and many thanks for the kind words.
Date: 7/26/2020 9:28:00 PM
G'day Eric ... what an interesting, fun, unique verse. Enjoyable to read indeed - thanks Eric - Lindsay
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Eric Cohen
Date: 7/27/2020 11:18:00 AM
Thanks, Lindsay. Couldn't resist Nina's challenge to create a tongue twister.
Date: 2/24/2020 2:20:00 PM
This is totally top drawer. Love it!
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Date: 2/21/2020 9:32:00 PM
What terrific, silly fun!! Love this! ;)
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Date: 2/5/2020 12:20:00 PM
Haha, my tongue is knotted now, cleverly penned fun.
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Date: 1/26/2020 5:06:00 AM
Glad to see this at the top, My Friend, and you getting some exposure here - it was but a matter of time. Wonderful tongue-twisting device in this, with a great little story to go along - congrats on your win, Eric! :o)
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Date: 1/24/2020 1:06:00 PM
What an EXCELLENT poem and great tongue twister. Congrats on your top win!
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Date: 1/23/2020 9:21:00 PM
Whoa! My tongue (and my whole jaw) gave out 1/2-way through. Whew! Richly-deserved top prize, Eric! Smiles, Gershon
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Date: 1/23/2020 7:18:00 PM
very cute, Eric. Congrats on top win!
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Date: 1/23/2020 1:56:00 PM
a very clever tongue twister Eric, many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/22/2020 1:48:00 PM
Whoa! That's a lot of snipping and snapping; somewhere there are a bunch of troll toes, dotting the landscape. Enjoyed.
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Date: 1/21/2020 7:21:00 PM
Charming write, Eric. Really enjoyed. Congrats on a well deserved gold medal win.
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Date: 1/21/2020 5:23:00 PM
Congrats on first place, nice story
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Date: 1/21/2020 4:22:00 PM
Fine formidable fun! Congrats on top placement.
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Date: 1/21/2020 3:22:00 PM
This is so fun and clever, Eric! Congrats on your top win! :)
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Date: 1/21/2020 3:12:00 PM
Cross-eyed tongue twister! Nice! Congrats!
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Date: 1/21/2020 1:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Sooooo cute. Have a great day...............
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