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O'Tooles Apprentice


There was a plumber called Billy O'Toole
Hired a dimwit who turned out quite a fool
Soil pipe he didn't secure
There was a stench of manure
And all the downstairs became a cesspool.

The owner came back and said" whats that smell? "
By his face he was angry you could tell
The dimwit ran for the door 
But then skidded on the floor 
And face down into raw sewage he fell.




Written 28th November 2020 

Make Me Laugh with Some Humor - Any Form - New Poems Poetry Contest. 

Sponsored by Tania Kitchin.





Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2020

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Date: 12/1/2020 4:28:00 AM

That’s poetic justice in action Tom. Good fun. O’Toole needs to check his tools. LOL. SuZ
Date: 11/30/2020 7:30:00 PM

Haha! What a grisly picture, Tom! So, why am I laughing?! It must be FUNNY! Good job, and good luck in the contest. Best always, Gershon
Date: 11/30/2020 6:00:00 AM

Laughter comes effortlessly when one reads your Limericks mh friend, Tom. Stay safe!
Date: 11/29/2020 11:29:00 PM

We all have some misfortunes one way or another. That's life and a very funny one it is. ~~
Date: 11/29/2020 1:41:00 PM

Oh my goodness - Other than falling into the stuff, this actual thing happened to me!! It was horrendous! Kitchen fitter left for the night, forgot to reconnect the soil pipe - poo on my kitchen floor! Aghaghagh!! So thanks for reminding me of that Tom lol!
Date: 11/29/2020 10:57:00 AM

Hi Tom - Sounds as though Billy would be more suited to driving the muckspreader in a Farmer's' field. This is a certain contender in the comp. Best wishes - Bill
Date: 11/29/2020 9:55:00 AM

Lol! Tom, Perhaps his apprentice got his training from a scam school online. Best wishes in the contest. Have a wonderful day my friend:-) Alexis
Date: 11/29/2020 5:56:00 AM

He needs more training. A fun read, Tom--you are a master of this form.
Date: 11/29/2020 5:29:00 AM

Silly Billy could've prevented the stench if he'd used the right wrench instead of being so willy nilly. Love your limericks, Tom!
Date: 11/29/2020 2:24:00 AM

An adept storyteller! a great weaver of words! a great master in shaping the forms of poetry! I salute your amazing eloquence in this great work of art! I so much enjoyed and liked your Limerick, Tom! So funny! So meaningful! And an outshining win! I hope you are doing great! My deepest regards and blessings.
Date: 11/29/2020 1:59:00 AM

Excellent limericks with a story line. Who can top you? Nobody.)) Delightful! You know I admire you limerick skills to the max. I am lame at these. Alas! Happy Holidays. Pangie xx. 11/29 2am PSt
Date: 11/29/2020 1:54:00 AM

yuck! wouldn't want to be the one cleaning up that stinky mess, good luck in the contest Tom, hope your weekend is going well, Emilia : )

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