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Wen Hairy Met Tarry

(Revised with new homophone added in. Thanks for the catch, Becca!) *Wants upon **uh thyme inn uh would, uh vary gneiss prints named Hairy met inn the missed, hi awn the bow of uh tree- uh ferry named Tarry. The ferry felt lo, fore he was week, and he was inn knead of sum meet. He bald, “Whoa is me. Eye cant even stand hear awn my own too feat! My pour hart is braking, and I’m inn pane. The last thyme that eye eight was daze ago. Ewe sea, I’m inn uh hays and due naught feel sow grate. Eye parish and long fore whine and ham. Even bettor wood bee lam! Butt eye wood settle four uh peace of bred with sum suite bury jam!” Prints Hairy new he had sum mince, sum Tick Tax that **whir inn the pear of gnu read genes he war. He took them out and waived them inn the heir. *“Lickerish to, eye halve write hear!” Prints Hairy tolled the ferry. “Its naught much, butt pleas dew eat. Later awn, wheel dyne and make marry.” Prints Hairy placed the ferry Tarry aun his pail ***wight hoarse. Then aweigh the roil with the ferry hastened aun his homeward coarse. Awl day long they road and road. ***Wen the ferry started to grown. Suddenly, from the hoarse, both the man and ferry whir throne. Hungrily they paste beneath the setting son and threw the knight. They pressed awn until mourning. Hairy’s residents came inn cite! Prints Hairy’s wife had supper ready, and she’d maid uh pi. From udder happiness, the ferry thought that he mite dye! She *heeded up they’re food four them. They both had groan sew pail! She listened as the ferry Tarry tolled his tragic tail . . . of how heed lost his weigh and, four food, had knot won crumb until her deer spouse rescued hymn. At last, his prints had come! Written April 10, 2015, using homophones from various lists. Note: I did not use letters, for example, U for “you” ; they were not on the lists I found. Neither was “hee” which I was going to use for “he.” The main list used was The HOMOPHONES LIST of John F Troutman and Joy A Miller * these are a few more homophones I found on Wikipedia’s list. ** these homophones appear on Homophones.com, perhaps the most comprehensive one. *** These homophones, perhaps antiquated, are from Suber & Thorpe British English

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Date: 5/7/2015 8:09:00 AM
Tough judge, only placing three. Must have taken some time to compose this. I think he said one mistake would eliminate a poem. Perhaps in line 4, you have 'I'. Maybe should have used 'eye' like you did in line 8? I liked your poem.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/7/2015 5:05:00 PM
Rob, asked people to find mistakes for me. I went over it with a fine tooth comb. Where the hell were you earlier before it got judged? hahahaha ( I would not have won anyway but thought I'd give it the old college try with that judge!)
Date: 5/1/2015 11:23:00 AM
I was surprised this was not on the winners list...best wishes
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 5/1/2015 4:55:00 PM
I'm not surpised, Joseph. I believe this is a judge I've never won with! thanks for saying so though.
Date: 4/19/2015 9:52:00 AM
Andrea Dietrich......She just is!
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Date: 4/13/2015 8:43:00 AM
Whoa, I thought this must be difficult to do, but you my sis are great at it. As said before this was a fun write.
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Date: 4/13/2015 4:18:00 AM
Bravo! Funny indeed and quite brilliant. Best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 4/12/2015 11:20:00 PM
More clever than a large, round, orange,rubber clockwork driven clever thing bought from Clever things ltd. If it doesn't win, I'm complaining to our Government Minister of Cleverness. Viv x
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Date: 4/12/2015 9:02:00 PM
Fantastic homophones and I might add a play on words. I wish you we'll in the contest and thanks for your comment on Tell Me. I'm prone to be more optimistic on my faith.
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Date: 4/12/2015 5:41:00 PM
You did a great job with this very challenging contest Andrea! This is definitely a tough challenge. This is one of the best I have read!
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Date: 4/12/2015 1:03:00 PM
I had to cross my eyes to read this wonder !! Wasn't this a fun contest??? I loved doing it, and loved yours so much! Excellent work, Andrea.....I would love a 2nd pair of eyes to proofread my own....each time I go back I find something I missed !! Great job.....I don't see anything you overlooked !! Good luck!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 4/12/2015 3:51:00 PM
carrie, I cannot believe it but I actually forgot YOU can also be EWE and lucky for me, Becca caught that for me last night. I hope the judge was not already reading them and counting me out for it. Grrrrr if that happened. Anyway, I don't expect to win anyway. I think he is only having 3 winners & he has never liked my stuff. I saw a few really good ones like yours and Jan, so I will expect to see them on the winners' list!
Date: 4/12/2015 7:32:00 AM
Good for you, Andrea! Great job. Now my eyes and mind have become homophoned! You can always post the 'proper' version underneath so we can regain normality! // paul
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Date: 4/12/2015 7:27:00 AM
Wow! This sure caught my attention dear Andrea! MUCH FUN!!! Loving hugs, Jack xxx
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Date: 4/12/2015 5:09:00 AM
- U did a great job, Andrea ! - I wish you a beautiful Sunday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/12/2015 12:42:00 AM
Okay this is a good one Andrea, I could never pull a poem like this... I'm crazy... LOL, Linda
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Date: 4/11/2015 7:40:00 PM
I like the rhymes in this poem. I had a poem in the most recent issue of Beyond Bree. You are clever and prolific, The Jewish festival of Passover ends today. I had some nice food and wine during this period. I read a poem last night at services. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 4/11/2015 11:27:00 AM
Very nice tale Andrea...best wishes
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Date: 4/11/2015 9:16:00 AM
Andrea, wow and wow, what an amazing poem of homo's, 7, now this one I just could not "wrap" my head around, no way, best of luck in the contest with this winner and thanks for visiting my poem, I Poet
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Date: 4/11/2015 8:06:00 AM
Amazing, Andrea! And rhyming couplets too! Great story and soooo many homophones! Yours will surely be on that winner's list! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 4/11/2015 5:30:00 AM
Okay~~too hard to read for me..Way to go..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 4/11/2015 4:40:00 AM
You put so much time and effort into composing your poems Andrea - no wonder you are at the top of the list!! - It takes a couple of reads to understand this humourous story - good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx 7 xx
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Date: 4/11/2015 2:57:00 AM
Had to go over a second time to understand the whole story. It was worth it...loved your homo, Andie! I can't for the life of me find the strength nor the inspiration...so off to limerick road I went! Kim:)
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Date: 4/11/2015 1:50:00 AM
WHOA! I have a problem understanding these poems when I read them for the first time.. But this sounds very good!! All the best for the contest! P.S - Did you get my soupmail?
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