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1.
I've got a good friend in Xianyang
Whose boyfriend belongs to a chain gang.
He's really a punk
Who smells like a skunk -
But he's got money up the ying-yang.

2.
At tea with my friends in Xianyang.
I praised the host's lemon meringue
To the Vietnamese butler.
Next time I'll be subtler;
He sent it back home to Danang.

3.
As Bob now resides in Xianyang
I won't mention the Yin and the Yang.
Yes, it's one thousand miles
But government styles
Make it simply too close to Pyongyang.

4.
A despicabe guy from Xianyang
Played the banjo with prominent twang.
He took songs from others
(Like Tom and Dick Smothers)
And claimed them with nary a pang.

5.
An Englishman in Xianyang
Did ev'rything, even sang
For his students' delight
He wrote lim-riks at night
They'd greet him still with such slang.

6
This word just doesn't fit in the lang-
uage. I feel like an Utan (Orang-)
Participles may dang-
Le, you all can go hang,
I'll give up on a rhyme for "Xianyang."

7
A firecracker man in Xianyang
Had a really odd song that he sang:
"Swallow two bowls of chowder
With both laced with gun powder
When you fart it will be a twin bang"

8
A crusty old man in Xianyang
Went bar-hopping along as he sang.
He liked all the brews,
But if he had to choose,
The one he liked best was Gin Tang.

Question:
Time to vote.

Choices:
Click here to vote for number 1.
Click here to vote for number 2
Click here to vote for number 3
Click here to vote for number 4
Click here to vote for number 5
Click here to vote for number 6
Click here to vote for number 7
Click here to vote for number 8

 
 
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My vote was a rebellion. I couldn't remember my entry, even when I checked my PMs. Roll Eyes
 
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Just recall, if looking at the results, that the bars go with the words BELOW the bar, not above (even though it's closer to the line above !)
 
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I can't wait to see who came up with the one I chose. It is pretty clever and right up my alley. Wish it had been mine.
 
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BTW, do any of you ever tweet? I have taken a bit to Twitter to vent politically because no one knows me there. My Facebook page is different.

Anyway, on Twitter I follow this person, or people (?), called Limericking. They are so clever, and of course on my side of the aisle. Here is an example:

Paul Ryan was joyful inside,
A spring in his step, his grin wide,
For scratching an itch,
He'd serviced the rich
And very successfully lied.

Anyway, I enjoy those limericks. There has to be some lightheartedness in these politically nightmarish times. Roll Eyes
 
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Ah, Paul Ryan, or as one of your late night hosts referred to him "Ryan the brown-nosed reindeer"
 
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Great name. He is a fellow Janesvillian (we are both from Janesville, Wisconsin). So embarrassing. He has a good opponent this year, though, who will give him a run for his money.
 
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Have you heard the sad Xmas news? Rudolph is in rehab. His red nose was rom alcoholism.


Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
 
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Speaking of Rudolph...

 
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Big Grin Love it!

By the way, the good Janesvillian is Randy Bryce. Watch the video.
 
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Is there a point to that cartoon?


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You'll go down in history?
 
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Whose report card is it, do you think?
 
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Whose r
Sorry. The punchline is lacing.
eport card is it, do you think?


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It's Rudolph, Proof. He'll go down in ...

Smile
 
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He'll go down in ...

Wow! All that work for such a letdown.


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How's about more than 4 votes, Wordcrafters? Mad
 
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As usual, the poll won't let me vote again.
 
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How about you, Sattva, Greg, Bethree, arnie? Or others who might not have sent a limerick, but read them?
 
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I didn't vote. I didn't find any of them appealing, including my own.


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
 
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Said a student of Bob's in Xianyang
"The past tense of 'sing' you say's 'sang'"
The participle's "sung"?
Well I guess you have brung
This knowledge to me that you brang.
 
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Did number 5 1/2 win? (That's the one between five and six)
 
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The winner is 6.
 
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Did you, Shufitz, or Haberdasher write it? I confess to voting for it.
 
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I cannot tell a lie; I did it. Actually I had to go through some significant contortions to find words that weren't on any of Bob's lists.

Significant white falling down outsisde the window this morning here in mid-Massachusetts; stay snug and warm, everyone. D'ya think fresh-hewn cherry-tree burns well?

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Pretty darned clever!

White stuff's on the ground here, but not much of it. BUT... Seventeen below a couple of days ago just ruined a whole generation of brass monkeys. SWMBO went to the barn and brought the semi-feral barn cat indoors, and the cat came in willingly. Fortunately, no raccoons or coyotes.

discotheque When it's that time of the month and the sanitary pad box is empty.
 
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Congrats, Hab! I voted for it, too. It looks like you're up next. See - we keep the winners busy!

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I didn't vote. I didn't find any of them appealing, including my own.
In that case, I'd vote for the most appealing of the least appealing. Wink I know, Sattva. Mine sure stunk. Sometimes you just can't pull these off, and this was the time for me.
 
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Congrats, Hab! I voted for it, too. It looks like you're up next. See - we keep the winners busy!

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I didn't vote. I didn't find any of them appealing, including my own.
In that case, I'd vote for the most appealing of the least appealing. Wink I know, Sattva. Mine sure stunk. Sometimes you just can't pull these off, and this was the time for me.

I still couldn't decide. None of them made me smile, though Bob's extra one I might have chosen.

posted January 02, 2018 00:21
Said a student of Bob's in Xianyang
"The past tense of 'sing' you say's 'sang'"
The participle's "sung"?
Well I guess you have brung
This knowledge to me that you brang.


"Wishing in gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease." ~from the Metta Sutta
 
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Sorry the fancy footwork didn't amuse; it was meant to have a twinkle between the lines. Guess I overdid the subtlety.

I'll be happy to give a next location, but there's some Unfinished Business to resolve first. DECANAL has been lying on the desktop for four weeks now waiting for attention, and I have entries from only two 'Crafters so far. The holiday season is a good week behind us now, so I'll defer the limerick for the time being and invite all to focus on daffies of DECANAL instead.

If you need a limerick fix that badly I'll take any Decanal limericks too.

If you must make a limerick of "DECANAL"
And you send it to me, why I reckon'll
Put it onto the heap.
If you find you can't sleep,
Try a glass of warm milk, or some Seconal®.

(but you can pronounce it any way you like, if it suits your purposes better...)
 
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Love it, Hab! Big Grin
 
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I'm itching for another limerick game! Hab, if you're busy, I am happy start the next game for you - you've been hosting a lot of these lately (because you're so good!). Just give me the name of a place.
 
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Okay, let’s do that.

It’s overcast and threatening to snow again, and that’s getting tiresome. Why don’t we think of someplace warmer and comfy, say like … MIAMI ?
 
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