A Man from Millinocket Limerick

We each have our talents...and our shortcomings.

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Sometimes our highs and our lows depend on other people's actions.



There once was a man from Millinocket

Whose career took off like a rocket.

But when it crashed and burned,

‘twas only then he learned

Not all engineers can fill a socket.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Oh he had a reckless learning experience.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

The engineer must not have had a pocket protector or TI calculator.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

flashmakeit: He should have had a "wreck less learning experience."


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

tirelesstraveler: The battery died on his TI calculator, and he was loaned a slide rule he had no idea how to use.


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tirelesstraveler 4 years ago from California

My husband says, "He has a trusty pocket picket".


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

lol The best intentions sometimes fizzle when we're faced with things we just can't figure out. I'm the queen of the how does this darn thing work world.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Dear Persie ~ Glad you found me. I like these limericks. Gives a lift to the day,


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Debby Bruck: You asked for Limerick tips and I noted that another Hubber's Hub on that subject was a suggested read on one of the other two of mine which you read today. You may want to check out what they said. Just as with Haiku, once the pattern becomes so familiar there is an ease to writing Limericks such as I have found for writing Haiku. The essential with Limericks is that they should be fun for the reader. The essential for Haiku is that they say something meaningful and do it succinctly while being true to the form. Thanks for enjoying them, and saying so.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: As we each come with our own spark of divinity, you are certainly intended to be "a queen" of something. I'm just not sure it is the royal role you cited for yourself. ; O]


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Debby Bruck - I noticed just now that you do work related to abuse, and thought my haiku on abuse might be of interest. Thanks also for your interest in my limericks.

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