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Dan Reynolds Male, 55, United Kingdom (8/30/2013 9:38:00 AM)

Raising the deadwood?

" Grandad! Can you see the worm that's wiggling by my toes?"
Grandad nodded, knowingly then smiled to stretch his crinkly nose.
" Bet ya 5 bucks Grandad, I can put him back in his hole"
" Impossible! " he thought, but knew, he must assist his grandson's goal.
" Go on then son, Let's see you try." as he chewed on his favourite tobacca.
The boy stretched the worm out, straight and true, then sprayed it with his mum's hair lacquer.
Popped the worm back in his hole, and so he won the bet.
Grandad smiled and paid his dues, but it wasn't over yet.
Next day Grandad called the boy and gave him five bucks more.
The boy was plainly puzzled. He had been paid. He was sure!
" Don't fret child" , said the grandad, " Hell, I ain't losing my touch,
but this money's from yer Grandma. She says- thank you...very much; ¬) "


(Another joke(not mine) put to rhyme)

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  • Linda Ori (8/30/2013 6:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Haha! Excellent bit of whimsy, and what? Rhyming poetry.......oh my........you are pushing the envelope, no?I guess I just don't know what " good poetry" really is, because I simply don't find rhythm and rhyme to be a deterrent to a pleasurable read. Yes, I'm sure there is much better poetry out there, but still, it's nice to be amused by offerings such as this. I enjoy simplicity, be it " good" or not so good. To each his own.

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    • Jefferson Carter (8/31/2013 11:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Linda, there's more to formal poetry than rhyme; there's also something called meter, about which this poet hasn't the foggiest idea. I know the poem is meant as a joke. I do enjoy well-written joke ... more

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