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The Candidates:

Prologue:
Can you figure which one I like best?
I'll post it along with the rest.
And we'll just wait and see
Whether 'Crafters agree
When the lot of ye's put to the test:

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A.
On her way from Chicago to Rome
In a yard was a rather large gnome.
It was clothed all in red
In the dead flower bed
So she nicked it and took it right home.

B.
A shepherdess hailing from Rome
Distracted with mirror and comb
Lost track of her sheeps
But 'Cool it,' say peeps:
They'll soon bring their waggy tails home.

(note: Rome NY, has hills & sheep)

C.
Picket Fences was set in Rome
And the judge looked a beardless gnome.
Ray Walston, the judge,
That Martian, oh fudge!
Wisconsin or Mars was his home.

(note: see here, here, and here)

D.
A pompadour'd fella from Rome
Struts proudly and preens with his comb
They say he’s no churl,
But can't keep a girl --
It's just that he's hung like a gnome.

E.
Mrs. Slocombe traveled to Rome.
Her pussy she left on its own.
When the men didn't leer
Or come anywhere near,
She drank the whole flight back home.

(note: see here) )

F.
The city I'd like to call home
Is Italy's fabulous Rome.
Pizza, museums.
Art, Colosseums -
All over the country I'd roam.

G.
Hab says, "Let's all go to Rome."
The one with the Catholic dome?
Or the one in GA
With the K K and K?
Forget it, Hab, I'm staying home!

H. (Thanks to Geoff for the inspiration)
Alice wandered and found herself mome(1)
'Twas in Rome(2), or in Rome(3) or in Rome(4)
Or in Rome(5) or in Rome(6)
Or in Rome(7) or in Rome(8)
She had wandered from brillig(9) till gloam(10)

(notes:
(1) lost, far from home, according to Humpty Dumpty
(2) Rome, Illinois
(3) Rome, Iowa
(4) Rome, Kansas
(5) Rome, Kentucky
(6) Rome, Maine
(7) Rome, New York
(8) Rome, Italy
(9) four in the afternoon, according to Humpty again
(10) The time immediately after sunset - Collins English Dictionary )

I.
Young lovers will fly off to Rome
To hug on a hill in the gloam
While back in LA
The crooks have their way
Stealing all the contents of their home

J.
In Italy there is no Rome
It's "Roma" Italians call home
Rome Oregon, Iowa, Maine,
And many more; get on a plane
Any fly to one with your yard gnome!*

(note: see here)

K.
Some words about Roma in Italy:
In English it's spelled with a little "e"
It's been there for aeons,
Housed Doges and peons
And lots in between, he said wittily.

L.
A limerick is sort of a poem
You can rhyme the word gnome with Rome.
A short line goes here.
Now, isn't that clear?
Forget it. I think I'll stay home.
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The Authors:

A - Sattva
B - Bethree5
C - Sattva
D - Bethree5
E - Sattva
F - Kalleh
G - Geoff
H - BobHale
I - Kalleh Geoff
J - Geoff
K - Haberdasher
L - Sattva
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The Final Scoring:

A 1
B 1
C Smile
D 2
E 0
F 0
G 0
H 1/2
I 0
J 0
K 1/2
L 0
total: 5-and-a-Smile
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The winner:
D - Bethree5
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Congratulations, Bethree5! You've earned the honor of being our next tour-director!

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Congrats, Bethree.

While I did write F, I didn't write I.
 
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Great job, Bethree5! Not only did you win on D, but I voted for your other limerick, B. Smile
 
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Originally posted by Kalleh:
While I did write F, I didn't write I.


Fixed. It came while I was trying to fix my F-is-not-I mistake; didn't correct the answer sheet.
 
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Hey all thanks for the mandate! Wink

Posting a new locus later today.
 
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(Crossthreadine shamelesslySmile)
Jerseyite Beethree5
Put her Rome limerick
Up for display

“Best!” we agreed, for once
Nonconfrontational
So we're Posting
a new locus later today.
 
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