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#41744 - 09/14/01 05:57 AM Silly verse
Avy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 724
May a cock-sparrow
Write to a barrow?
I hope you'll excuse
My infantine muse
-------Lewis Carroll

Any others? The sillier the better!

Edit:
I am very sorry if this thread is inappropriate for the time. It came out of a desire for something easy to understand and simple (even childish).



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#41745 - 09/14/01 08:35 AM Re: Silly verse
Faldage Offline
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Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
Oh Mamie minded mama
Till one day in Singapore
A sailorman from Turkestan
Came knocking at the door.

   -- Walt Kelly


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#41746 - 09/14/01 02:23 PM Re: Silly verse
tsuwm Online   confused
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10525
Loc: this too shall pass
Can anyone lend me
Two eighty-pound rats?
I want to rid my house of cats.
-Shel Silverstein


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#41747 - 09/15/01 10:45 AM Re: Silly verse
wow Offline
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Loc: New England, USA
A wonderous bird is the pelican
His beak holds more than his belly can

and

The turtle lives twixt plated decks,
which almost entirely hide its sex
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.

Both by Ogden Nash

Limerick
There was an old man from Nantucket
Who kept all his dough in a bucket.
His daughter, named Nan,
ran away with a man.
And as for his bucket
Nan tucket!




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#41748 - 09/15/01 02:34 PM Re: Silly verse
of troy Offline
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thanks wow, do you know more about Nan, who ran off with that man? there are about 5 limricks in the series.

i forgot the author of this, one of my favorites, but Kieva was kind enough to look it up, Anthony Euwer

As a beauty I am not a star,
there are others more handsome, by far,
but my face, i do not mind it,
for i am behind it..
it the people in front that i jar!

and edward lear's
there was an old man with a beard,
who said "It is just as i feared,
two owls, a hen
three larks and a wren,
have all made their nests in my beard!"

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#41749 - 09/15/01 05:56 PM Re: Silly verse
Keiva Offline
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Registered: 08/04/01
Posts: 2605
A wonderous bird is the pelican
His beak holds more than his belly can

He can keep in his beak
Enough food for a week.
I'll be darned if I know how the hellican.

And further Nash trash:
The ant has made himself illustrious
Through constant industry industrious.
So what? Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?



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#41750 - 09/15/01 07:00 PM Re: Silly verse
Keiva Offline
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Registered: 08/04/01
Posts: 2605
Paul Gilbert:
I love you, my lord!"
Was all that she said --
What a dissonant chord,
"I love you, my lord!"
Ah! how I abhorred
That sarcastic maid! --
"I love you? My Lord!"
Was all that she said.

Unknown:
'Tis midnight, and the setting sun
Is slowly rising in the west;
The rapid rivers slowly run,
The frog is on his downey nest.
The pensive goat and sportive cow,
Hilarious, leap from bough to bough.



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#41751 - 09/15/01 08:12 PM Re: Silly verse
belMarduk Offline
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Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
Oy, perhaps someone knows the beginning and end of this one. I only remember middle part that states...

"I see," said the blind man
to the deaf cop.

Something to do with a robbery or something.


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#41752 - 09/15/01 08:16 PM Re: Silly verse
belMarduk Offline
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Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
Ladies, maybe you'll remember...the skipping rope songs were generally silly verses (same with elastics songs). Does anyone remember any?


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#41753 - 09/15/01 08:19 PM Re: Silly verse
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11610
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Jumprope song:
"Cinderella,
dressed in yella,
went upstairs to kiss her fella,
made a mistake and kissed a snake;
how many doctors did it take?"


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