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Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

A lumberjack out of Nantucket

Hit his thumb hard and then sucked it

Oh shucks! Lord oh lord!

As he sawed on a board

He thought one day

Someone will invent the limerick.

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Hi Frank,

 

A limerick is just the thing to lift the gloom of a cold November evening. I enjoyed this. :smile:

 

 

Thank you.

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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David W. Parsley

Wry and artful dodge, Frank.

 

- Dave

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Ok Frank, you gave me a laugh. Of course the funny line is the one you left out. Which in the case of a limerick is perfectly acceptable to leave in even here as long as you put up a warning. But you got my muse working...

 

Then drowned his pain in a bucket.

 

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  • 3 years later...

A testy limerick Frank... but maybe to soften it a bit...

 

 

A lumberjack out of Nantucket
Hit his thumb hard and then sucked it
Oh shucks! Lord oh lord!
As he sawed on a board

My hand wasn't quick enough to duck it.

 

YarnSpinner

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Frank, your limerick opens the door to many variations.

I too enjoy writing them.

 

A crosseyed carpenter from Nantucket
Hit his thumb hard then sucked it
Oh Lord he did wail
Again, I missed that darn nail
It's the seventh time now I struck it
Bravely he swung once more
Then threw his hammer to the floor
The nail was bent in two
His thumb turned blue
Now his pointer finger was sore.
YarnSpinner
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