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~ Custards' Last Stand ~

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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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Custards'  Last  Stand
~~~


An  elderly  man  lay  dying
the  doctor  said  there's  no  hope
Upstairs  in  his  bed
in  agonies  dread
His  visions  were  turned  to  a  rope
~
An  aroma  he  loved
wafted  up  from  below
Took  his  mind  from  unavoidable  fate
He  gathered  his  strength
rolled  out  on  the  floor
Determined  to  get  him  a  plate
~
With  an  effort  from  god
he  crawled  and  he  clawed
Through  the  hall  to  the  head  of  the  stair
The  smell  that  he  favored
so  powerful  now
He  slid  the  decent  without  care
~
He  paused  for  a  moment
to  savour  the  air
And  gather  his  thoughts  to  the  task
Up  high  on  the  table
just  out  from  the  oven
All  the  goodies  he  loved  from  the  past
~
With  one  last  mighty  effort
he  crawled  to  a  chair
Clawed  his  way  till  he  stood  on  his  knees
He  stared  at  the  spread
said  a  prayer  as  he  pled
Dear  God  give  me  strength  if  you  please
~
His  feeble  old  hand
reached  out  as  it  shook
This  effort  the  last  he  could  make
Then  the  plates  disappeared
and  his  wifes'  face  appeared
... Hands  off ...
These  I  made
for  your  wake

~~~

  




 I'm not ugly!
I'm just visually challenged!



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Denise
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1 posted 03-28-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Oh, no, the poor guy! I see you are back to your funny poems! This is a gem!

Denise
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on the threshold of a dream


2 posted 03-28-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ouch! LOL.  This is great, Rex.
Nan
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3 posted 03-28-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ah yes.... Dementia reigns... It's such fun, isn't it??

I really love this one, Rex..
Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


4 posted 03-28-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Punch line! I love the punch line....this is hysterical!  
Rex Allen McCoy
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Denise ... Yes I thought we were due for a laugh
  
suthern ... I'm glad you liked it
  
Nan ... you know me well
  
Poet deVine ... the punch line is best viewed as you're trying to swallow a drink
  


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CherylLynnMckee
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6 posted 03-29-2000 12:51 AM       View Profile for CherylLynnMckee   Email CherylLynnMckee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CherylLynnMckee

rotflol..I am new here and I didnt see that punch line coming...so thank-you I really needed a good laugh..I loved it!

 
Rex Allen McCoy
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CherylLynnMckee ... thankyou for you kind reply
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8 posted 03-29-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

A great funnyboner to start the day. Thanks, Rex!  
Tess
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9 posted 03-29-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for Tess   Email Tess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tess's Home Page   View IP for Tess

What a clever poem.....thanks for the laugh  

 "Love is the only drug you can take that will convince you each time
that you've never had it before."
~author unknown~


Cerenity
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10 posted 03-29-2000 10:37 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Rex Allen,

A grin, a laugh, and chuckles galore,
thank you.

Cerenity

hoot_owl_rn
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LOL...got me again Rex  
Rex Allen McCoy
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Balladeer ... a sad day if we should ever break our funny bone

Tess ... thankyou

Cerenity-1 ... toss in a couple goodies before they shut the lid ... ok

hoot_owl_rn ... I did ... Wow ... but you'd think I would remember at least a bit of it
Cerenity
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Hi Rex Allen,

OK, what lid????
Rex Allen McCoy
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Cerenity

To be sure ... I'm talkin the lid O' the coffin ... it be a wake yer attendin ... don't yuh know
JamesMichael
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15 posted 03-30-2000 07:00 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Oh pie in my face..I thought after all his effort the old man should have at least tasted a finger full.  James
 
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