Sunday, 4 March 2012

Magpie 107














An optician of diminutive size
Used a ladder to reach people's eyes.
But because he kept falling
He abandoned his calling
And went off the be a chiropodist instead.

(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture - which I've finally managed to download!)

23 comments:

  1. Maybe so.
    But I still laughed out loud!
    :)

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  2. Photo, no photo ~~ I get you!!

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  3. There is something afoot here.
    rel

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  4. I will see if having the picture changes it for me...I havent made it over to see Tess's prompt yet....

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  5. I loved reading this limerick. It brought a smile on my face. Thanks for bringing some joy.

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  6. I'm having fun imagining an illustration to go with this.

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  7. ha...yes and that could be quite the challenge...grinned at the end...

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  8. Between the toes he goes
    With the index finger and thumb
    Of one hand
    He plugs his nose


    I have seen the prompt and I like this even better, fun poem!

    Wander

    http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com

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  9. Very funny. I hope he doesn't put his foot in it again with the new profession.

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  10. Your poetry brightens my Sundays every week. I suppose the good doctor was 'rung' out. Thanks for sharing, Frances. =D

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  11. Limericks got to me this week as well! LOL

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  12. I liked particularly the ingenious way you rhymed "size,eyes" with "instead", driving the limerick form to new heights of hilarity.

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  13. Love this - is there a name for limmericks which fail to follow the metrical rule in the last line and therefore become more comic? If not, there should be. Like the funny haiku:
    Haikus are easy but some times they don't make sense: refrigerator.

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  14. Thanks, everyone.

    Alis:
    I loved your haiku
    Not a form I often use.
    Did you make it up?

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  15. Hi Frances - no, I'm afraid I didn't write the haiku. It first appeared in our house on the t-shirt of a friend of my son's and it has now passed into family lore.

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