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Help! I've fallen and keep getting up.

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LngJhnAg
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Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


0 posted 07-27-99 04:15 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

Falling
Long John

The old priest had grown tired and weary,
In confessions nearly every day,
Hearing of shameless philandering,
As his parish continued to stray.

He forbid the women from saying,
The often used philandering term.
"Fallen" would be the new phrasing,
For the souls that would surely burn.

From that day forward the women,
Using the more pleasing phrase,
Would confess, "I've fallen again."
As a way of saying they'd strayed.

The old priest retired from his calling,
And a young priest took the lead.
But he hadn't been told about "Falling",
So he went to the Mayor to plead.

"Mayor, you must quit this stalling,
Your sidewalks are in terrible shape.
My parishioners confess they are falling,
They need your help as they find their way."

The Mayor laughed at the young priest's gaffe,
Causing the young Father to speak,
"I wouldn't think you would want to laugh.
Your wife's fallen three times this week!"
© Copyright 1999 Michael Waterman - All Rights Reserved
deannamarie
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1 posted 07-27-99 04:18 PM       View Profile for deannamarie   Email deannamarie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for deannamarie

Ha-hah!! I loved it! Perfect!

Deanna
Nicole
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2 posted 07-27-99 04:28 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

That was funny! Brightened my day right up, yep it did!
Lost Dreamer
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3 posted 07-27-99 05:37 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Excellent, I really got a chuckle out of this one. Great job
Interlude
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4 posted 07-27-99 06:07 PM       View Profile for Interlude   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interlude

Hee-Hee! Your poems are very creative. Keep it up!

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Seaangel
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5 posted 07-27-99 06:36 PM       View Profile for Seaangel   Email Seaangel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seaangel

Fantastic!! Even the dog laughed!
Delores Hall
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6 posted 07-27-99 07:08 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Good one. Liked this a lot. Very cute.
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 07-27-99 07:35 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

You are quite funny!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Princess Lily
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8 posted 07-27-99 11:05 PM       View Profile for Princess Lily   Email Princess Lily   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Princess Lily

very funny

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LngJhnAg
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Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


9 posted 07-27-99 11:12 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Thank you, one and all. May I challenge you to take a funny story you've read, and rewrite in poetry, with the puncline as the last line? It will make you work a bit, but you may be surprised at the result. Keep it clean for an extra 50-point bonus! lol
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10 posted 07-27-99 11:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

But then, how can we come up with anything good?
tori
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11 posted 07-27-99 11:57 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Back to the top . I loved it.. lol going to have to put ice on the checks this smile hurts.... lol
Thinking!!!
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