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Trussed Duck Alouette

Another lame duck That ran out of luck Encountered financial loss A failure at work Now seen as a jerk He happens to be the boss! Employees revolt His feathers will moult His dignity has been plucked He needs a new perk Lost wife then his work In more than one way he’s f***ed. -------------------------------------------------- 3rd September, 2014 Collaboration ~ Paul Callus & Casarah Nance Contest: A Lovely Alouette (revised) Sponsor: Andrea Dietrich Placing: 5th

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Date: 4/2/2015 8:32:00 PM
Paul,, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Love LINDA
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Date: 9/16/2014 5:18:00 PM
It was a pleasure writing this with you Paul, Cheers to us for the contest place, :) I'll write with you any time just drop me a line. Hugs :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/17/2014 12:46:00 PM
Hi Casarah!! same here...writing with you (even though at short notice) was a pleasant experience....a repeat performance would be appreciated:) [Further down posted a comment re your collab.:)] hugs // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 3:58:00 PM
haha. at line one, I was thinking it was gonna be about Congress with that lame duck line!! anyway you still did a great job with this one. Congrats for your win.
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Date: 9/15/2014 5:11:00 PM
Thank you Andrea!! I was not sure if this (being a fun poem) would end on the winners' list, so placing 5th has been a pleasant surprise! Naturally, half the merit goes to Casarah!:) // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 1:54:00 PM
Congratulations Paul. It is a great one!
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Date: 9/15/2014 5:06:00 PM
Thank you Brenda...I really enjoyed yours, too:) // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 1:32:00 PM
Fabulous to read it again Paul this was one of my favourite entries - many congrst:-) hugs jan xxx
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Date: 9/15/2014 5:05:00 PM
Thank you for revisiting Jan. Yes, you had high hopes for it! Yet I knew that the witty content would hamper it from reaching great heights. hugs // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 8:04:00 AM
Nice work you two..poor duck..A big congrats. BG
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Date: 9/15/2014 5:02:00 PM
Thank you Barbara! I did tend to feel somewhat sorry for him, eventually! Take care. // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 6:57:00 AM
Oh Paul, this has the feel of a limerick to it. Great wit! I am horrible at writing limericks. I have only ever written one. I bet you would be great at writing them. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 9/15/2014 5:00:00 PM
Hi Connie! I like limericks, although I have only written a handful....and yes, it has the feel of a limerick. Thank you for the visit and lovely comments. // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 6:33:00 AM
That's brilliant Paul! Love the humour since I too hv been thru' such a boss! Congrats on huge win!
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Date: 9/15/2014 4:56:00 PM
Thank you Upma...could not resist the witty touch, regardless of where it would place in the contest, and Casarah joined in the fun! [Enjoyed your positive entry.] // paul
Date: 9/15/2014 2:44:00 AM
Stopping by my own post to congratulate my co-writer Casarah who has been such a sport and, as usual, did a splendid job!:) Well done, Cas. :)) // paul
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Date: 9/15/2014 12:41:00 AM
Kudos Paul. :D!! mine lost in the blues..:D hahaha
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Date: 9/15/2014 4:52:00 PM
Thank you Olive_eloi!! Sometimes alouettes do fly off and never return! but do not worry, other birds will come to take its place:) hugs // paul
Date: 9/12/2014 11:19:00 AM
Hi Paul, stopping by to say hi, HIII! How are you? Just wondering...LINDA
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/13/2014 10:25:00 AM
Hi Linda! Got two different sets of relatives on holiday in Malta; busy going around; hectic but enjoyable:) Much of my time is taken up...lots of catching up to do!! ... but still managed to take part in your latest contest:) /x/ paul
Date: 9/7/2014 10:49:00 PM
Sorry Paul f ed doesn't rhythm with plucked. Just thought I would help you just in case you missed that. My computer just showed some ***
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Date: 9/8/2014 4:28:00 PM
:) You are intelligent and witty, too, Brenda!! i think I'll have to update my computer! Thank you for stopping by:) // paul
Date: 9/6/2014 8:28:00 AM
Great work from both of you..:) Cas really good at this..:)
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Date: 9/6/2014 9:30:00 AM
Thank you Olive_eloi! Yes, Cas has taken this site by storm; she is another natural, apart from having a lovely character. Hope your Saturday has seen more light than dark:) // paul
Date: 9/5/2014 1:58:00 PM
Hello Paul, WOW...WOW!!! I love what you did here... Paul, out of curiosity. I see you wrote this is a collaboration, did I miss the name. I'm wondering, because this is awesome... And for it perks my mind, to know who had the awesome smacking, Ukkking ending... Love LINDA
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Date: 9/5/2014 3:20:00 PM
Hi Linda! I am so very glad you enjoyed this write! I wrote the first part (I was not even going to enter it for the contest); then Casarah wrote an extension to it just for fun. Result....joined both stanzas together and it became a collab.! So...praise for the feathered last line goes to CAS. :) /x/ paul
Date: 9/5/2014 12:04:00 PM
I has a few encounters with lousy bosses and you sharply depicted the scene with such literary pluck, paul... yesss!.. huggs
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Date: 9/5/2014 3:07:00 PM
Thank you Nette! I wrote the first Alouette (Andrea is asking for two) and Casarah, out of the goodness of her heart, supplied the second one. Thus came this collab:) hugs // paul
Date: 9/4/2014 5:06:00 PM
Haha :),This put a smile on my face.I do feel sorry for the boss in a way,yet on the other hand sometimes people let success turn them into snobbish snotty monsters,so I guess situations like these will free the peacock from its proudness and make of him what He once was,a handsome common bird with free wings .Wise and clever poem.I really enjoyed your collab. With Cas.
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Date: 9/4/2014 6:14:00 PM
So glad that Cas and I managed to hand out quite a few smiles thanks to this witty Alouette. I had not intended entering this write for the contest, but Cas had other plans when she came forth with her humorous extension to my original part. Thanks for your welcome visit, Charm:) // paul
Date: 9/4/2014 2:19:00 PM
Paul this is one of my favorite poems. You floored me with the last line. I hope it ranks high in the contest.
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Date: 9/4/2014 2:24:00 PM
Thank you Maurice. Really, praise for the last line has to go to Casarah who wrote the second part of this collab poem. So glad you enjoyed! // paul
Date: 9/4/2014 1:01:00 PM
- Yes, "His dignity has been picked" - Enjoy reading with a big smile :)) - Well done! - Good luck in the contest for both of you ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/4/2014 1:48:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed this Alouette, Anne Lise, and that it brought a smile to your face:) Thank you for stopping by. /x/ paul
Date: 9/4/2014 3:42:00 AM
:D At first I thought you were describing Obama, Paul. His constituents are rebelling and he treats us like we are HIS employees, not the other way around. Still, Michelle stands by him. Excellent entry for the contest! Love, Carolyn
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/4/2014 9:55:00 AM
Hi dear Carolyn! Yes, she stands by him...even when taking selfies:) Thank you for the 'excellent' comments:) hugs // paul
Date: 9/3/2014 10:33:00 PM
This is fantastic, took me awhile to figure out the word in the last line, was up all night with this puzzle, but I figured it out I did!!!!! Its " feathered " LOL
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/4/2014 9:49:00 AM
Hi Arthur! Glad you enjoyed this collab. Sometimes photoshop comes in use, doesn't it!
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Casarah Nance
Date: 9/4/2014 8:14:00 AM
HAHA yup it sure was feathered! babe I wrote the second stanza, do you really think I would say feathered? xx
Date: 9/3/2014 10:32:00 PM
Ha Ha ha Love it even more now Paul! Hugs Jan good luck with the contest!
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/4/2014 9:46:00 AM
I was about to go to bed when Casarah's muse flew through the window and made me change my mind! A quick exchange ensued and this is the final result. Thanks for the positive comments, Jan. hugs // paul
Date: 9/3/2014 8:24:00 PM
Love it you two.....I've seen a few in this situation... Saddens the heart...excellent write.
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/4/2014 9:18:00 AM
Hi Tim; it is not nice where failure abounds, but people sometimes are not up to it, or they become too big for their boots. Thank you for stopping by and enjoying this collab which cropped up out of the blue! // paul
Date: 9/3/2014 7:41:00 PM
ha! very clever with a perfect ending!
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Date: 9/4/2014 8:46:00 AM
Hi Ilene! Thank you...but praise has to go to my partner in crime, Casarah....she wrote the second part of this entry:) Have a nice day. // paul
Date: 9/3/2014 6:26:00 PM
Ooh hunny you need to write another stanza and enter it! That is real good !
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Casarah Nance
Date: 9/4/2014 8:15:00 PM
:) well thank you for letting me add to you, your such a good sport with my cussy mouth ;) hugs, even if it doesn't get placed you are a winner to me sweetie :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/4/2014 8:53:00 AM
Hi Casarah! Thank you for being such a good sport!:) You were in the right spot at the right time...just when needed! [Did I hear somebody asking for a feather duster!] hugs // paul
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Date: 9/3/2014 6:53:00 PM
Thank you Casarah! Looks like you enjoyed it. (soup mail) // paul
Date: 9/3/2014 6:19:00 PM
write a second one Paul love the humour here:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 9/3/2014 6:56:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed this write Jan! This is my first ever Alouette, and I could not resist giving it a humorous twist. Posted it as a trial-run, sort of:) hugs. // paul