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Limerick for my Muse

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 06-06-2000 09:47 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

      Limerick for my Muse

I had a quick thought for the day,
See I really just wanted to play,
So I called up my work,
And I spoke to the clerk,
And I said I'd be off sick today!

What joy did I have before me,
For I had the whole day don't you see?
As I hung up the phone,
Shouted loud ... "I'm alone!"
What a feeling ... I'm thrilled ... I am free!

A cup of fresh coffee I brewed,
Put my feet up, and read me some news,
I lingered a while,
Gave a soft little smile,
Then I readied my pen for my muse.

She whispered that she was amused,
Wanted change, but it left me confused,
"A limerick" she said,
As I just shook my head,
For I worried this style I'd abuse!

"I am used to our sorry old ways",
"Please don't make me", I begged in a daze,
But 'lo and behold,
She took hold and was bold,
And now look what I see through this haze.

"Enough!" I cry out to the air,
"Aren't they short and more coloured with flair?"
(OK, make it end,
With a stroke of my pen),
Put to rest this sojourn, in mid-air ...

/Kit McCallum
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1 posted 06-06-2000 09:59 PM       View Profile for spiked   Email spiked   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for spiked

very well done Kit. One of the hardest styles of writing for me. You make it look too easy
Thanks,
Rich
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~Oh,...hooray!!!  This is so truly great.  Hehe...great writing you've done here. Keep 'em coming. Take care.
netswan
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Well, well, hope your boss doesn't read
your muse hehee.  This fantastic Kit.
Enjoyed it much

~netswan
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4 posted 06-06-2000 10:08 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kit~

Very well done
This limerical fun
Amusing to a great degree
Such a stinker - this little inker
But you got the verse for free !

Love ya', gal ....
Great way to spend a day !
~*Marge*~


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5 posted 06-06-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Tennessee Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tennessee Angel

Very impressive Kit!!  Sometimes the hardest ones to write are the ones a poet is most fond of.  I really enjoyed reading this one.

 "That man has shown himself great who has never grieved in evil days and never bewailed his destiny." --Seneca
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Your Talent shows well in this one Kit....Well done  

 It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

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Thanks Kit for this great read, I could see you sitting there coffee in one hand pen in the other  
Wonderful piece
TC~


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It is the harmony of the universe


Sudhir Iyer
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Kit,
Whoa, this is something that I will never possibly manage to do, a difficult writing style, you made it look so easy, and what a beauty of a poem this is...

regards,
Sudhir

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Kit McCallum
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*Thank you for all your lovely comments everyone ... the limerick bug hit me, and I fear I've written another ... shall post it shortly.

Much appreciation to all for your wonderful comments,
/Kit
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Kit~

Delightful!!  I loved this!!  Anticipating the next one!!

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

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~*Irie Claping her hands*~
This is very well done kit. I much enjoyed this!
As stated above, I hope your boss
doesn't see this. LOL

Great Job!


 ~Sheri
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~Lorraine and Irie:  Thanks so much for your kind comments (and PS... I'm actually "the boss", but some days I'd like to fire me anyway) LOL.

I've posted a new limerick in Open 7 in tribute to the newsletter staff ... got the limerick bug going ... hope you enjoy!

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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Great,  love those comody type poems
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Kit,

I am glad your muse took over your pen anyway!!!  This is a great job and fun to read too!!  Thanks for sharing!!  

LW


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Oh Kit, this is WONDERFUL   I'd never thought of writing a long poem all made up of limericks before.... you've done it brilliantly. What fun!  

Keep making us smile,
Eric.
Kit McCallum
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Maria, Lone Wolf and Eric:  Thanks for the wonderful comments (I hadn't thought of creating long limericks till this and the newsletter poem either) Back to a more typical style next poem I think (my foots getting tired from tapping out the little limerick beat).

Much appreciation,
/Kit

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 06-08-2000).]
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I found this to be so lighthearted and fun I throughly enjoyed it..
Nate Dogg
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A great piece and very free-flowing!

 Nathan
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Kit, this was great...thoroughly enjoyed reading it...your muse is full of fun!
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