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#208118 - 11/26/12 05:59 PM Transcribing a Hunting Licence (sp.) [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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DOUBLE - DOVE

A visceral relationship have we with the dove
The Heart quickens when white flocks are above
I double dog dare you
To stiffen your sinew
And blast from the sky this tasty bird which we love

KNAVERY - KNOCKOUT

#208122 - 11/27/12 03:44 AM Re: Moral crusade [Re: jenny jenny]  
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The old British commerce in slavery
Was a piece of despicable knavery.
Though many defended it,
Wilberforce ended it,
Dealing the knockout with bravery.

EMERY EMPEROR

#208131 - 11/27/12 02:40 PM Re: Moral crusade [Re: A C Bowden]  
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Two more to celebrate. Well done, AC and jj.


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#208142 - 11/27/12 09:29 PM Re: Moral crusade [Re: A C Bowden]  
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The speech was abrasive as emery,
Most obnoxious in anyone's memory.
But it was the new emperor,
Orating extemperor,
Mostly dealing with matters ephemery.

RANKLE RASPY

#208145 - 11/28/12 01:10 AM Re: Moral crusade [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Ha! Beaten to it by a mere Wandering Minstrel! wink
(Whose songs and snatches are actually well worth listening to)

For what it's worth (not much) this is what I proposed:-

Sartorial Disaster.
The Emperor took bad advice
The clothes that he wore were "not nice."
Crowds had seared on their memory
Images rough as emery
That they would not wish to see twice.

#208146 - 11/28/12 01:28 AM Re: Moral crusade [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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RANKLE - RASPY

That her rival displayed a fine ankle
Continued at all times to rankle.
With raspy and rough voice
The Empress spake her choice
And had her confined to a dank cell.

WIND - WINDSOR


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#208150 - 11/28/12 05:45 AM Great abs [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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"It's hard," Edward tried to explain,
"To choose Wallis, or king to remain.
Tell me, how did I wind
Up in this kind of bind?
Shall I be Duke of Windsor or reign?"

LURE LYING

#208154 - 11/28/12 07:21 PM Not to waste. Adapting to a fast moving thread. [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Planes named "Gotha" bombed England and krauts were the aggressor
So the "Gotha"s in England changed the name of their predecessor
Yet, the lure of lying is short
And a hundred years will abort
And the winds will blow away the house of cards that's Windsor

SPACEFLIGHT - SPANKING

#208163 - 11/29/12 04:26 PM Re: Not to waste. Adapting to a fast moving thread. [Re: jenny jenny]  
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I would like a clarification on the rules of Sparteye's Game. The more recent posts have been limericks but according to Jackie's original post on the first page this is not necessary. ("I think Sparteye's the person who had us doing something like this lo these many years ago: take the first and last headwords of an open dictionary, and make a sentence out of them--the weirder the better.") The reason I ask is that, as much as I enjoy writing limericks, I find it damn hard to do so with prescribed words. (And I take off my hat to you guys who are so adept at producing verse in this method.)

#208169 - 11/29/12 09:11 PM Re: Not to waste. Adapting to a fast moving thread. [Re: Alex Williams]  
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Alex, you are absolutely right. It's just that some of us find the limerick challenge more to our liking, and seem to have dominated the thread for a while. If you go through them all (a daunting task) you'll find that not all the verse is in limerick form, nor is verse required. The primary obligations are to amuse yourself and keep the thread alive.

Peter

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