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    Limerick thread

    I was trying to think of something different for the poetry challenge and came up with this. I wondered if maybe it should be in word games, but a poem is a poem.

    The idea is that the first person makes up the first line, eg.
    There was a young lady from Ryde

    Next person makes up second line and posts it with the first, eg
    There was a young lady from Ryde
    Who ate some green apples and died

    And so on until the final person posts,
    There was a young lady from Ryde
    Who ate some green apples and died
    The apples fermented
    Inside the lamented
    And made cider inside her inside

    Okay, I didn't make any of that up, it's simply in case anyone doesn't know the structure.
    Oh, and different people must post consecutive lines, and this is a family forum, risqué is one thing but stay in the bounds of decency.

    I start the first one

    There was an old codger from Queensland

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    There was an old codger from Queensland
    who liked to draw ladies in freehand

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    for god's sake, get out of the way!


    There was an old codger from Queensland
    Who liked to draw ladies in freehand
    With his hand on his crutch

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    There was an old codger from Queensland
    Who liked to draw ladies in freehand
    With his hand on his crutch
    Like Van Gogh, who was Dutch









    Oh, boy, is there some potential here.

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    There was an old codger from Queensland
    Who liked to draw ladies in freehand
    With his hand on his crutch
    Like Van Gogh, who was Dutch
    He drew them away to New Zealand
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    [quote=The Backward OX;1315499 I was expecting some truly creative stuff here, brilliant five-liners from individual authors, and this .... is obviously the first of them, quoth Olly inside the quotes[/quote]

    F*cked it up again, didn't 'e?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    First line someone? Or does it fall to Cran for finishing so brilliantly?

    ...
    Methinks this should be spelled out in the rules. Along with an embargo on first lines ending in "Nantucket."

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    There was a sweet young thing from York
    who would only eat candy and pork

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    There was a sweet young thing from York
    who would only eat candy and pork
    all her wardrobe was green

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