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0 posted 2004-12-23 11:57 PM

Anthony and Cleopatra were sailing on a barge,
Said Anthony to Cleopatra, my your asp is large,
Anthony went swimming in the Nile beside the boat,
As Cleopatra said to him, I doubt that you can float
For long with all that armor, you will sink soon like a rock,
While my asp and I are back, at dry land on the dock.

Anthony was gurgling in the currents of the Nile,
Gazing up at Cleopatra, who had this smirky smile,
I am sorry for my comment, your asp is not that large,
Would you please forgive my tongue, and pull me in the barge?
I sphinx I’ll let you swim a Nile, Cleopatra she replied,
While I head off to river’s shore, while you get mummified.

Now Cleo finally said enough, and pulled Anthony inside,
And went ashore and off they went on a two humped camel ride,
They played some hieroglyphics and danced on King Tut’s tomb,
Until wee hours of the knight, Sir Lancelot’s in the room,
Now if this poem don’t make sense, it is not as it does seem,
For you see this poem, is but a pyramid scheme.

© Copyright 2004 Tim - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 2004-12-24 12:08 PM

i did enjoy this.
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2 posted 2004-12-24 12:13 PM

I sphinx a very clever play on words! Cute write with great rhythm.  Fun to read!


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3 posted 2004-12-24 12:34 PM

i won't ask
but i will say i did enjoy reading this.
Very nice play of words

It's not the blindfold that blinds you,
it's the person that puts it there.

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4 posted 2004-12-24 01:01 AM

And then in the end her asp
brought her to ruin.  

This was fun.

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5 posted 2004-12-24 01:15 AM

I've always enjoyed your sense of humor, Tim!  Happy Holidays to you!
passing shadows
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6 posted 2004-12-24 06:48 AM

cute story
well done

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7 posted 2004-12-24 06:32 PM

Enjoyed this!


Happy Holidays!

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8 posted 2004-12-24 06:49 PM

I would like a stockingfull of wit, please...

Excellent, Tim!

Merry Christmas!

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9 posted 2004-12-24 06:59 PM

Don't tell me she had an asp all along!? And what would a nice viceroy like Anthony be swimming in crocodile infested waters for but to impress the lady?Pretend I didn't ask... Happy Holidays!

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10 posted 2005-01-02 01:24 PM

Thanks, Tim, I needed that!

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11 posted 2005-01-02 01:26 PM

When I got to the part about Lancelot, I simply whispered, "Hey I want what he's having!"   Pyramid thinking huh?  I shall try that!

Happy New Year to you and your fine lady.

Carpe' Diem

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12 posted 2005-01-02 09:11 PM

LOL, had a reply till I read Sharon's.

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13 posted 2005-01-02 10:07 PM

LOL.  Cute write, Tim!
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