Hot New Game (limerick)

My son had turned eighteen that day

When I taught him new game to play

It caused him dismay

Some tears he’d display

When I taught him Pay Your Own Way

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

LOL that's what happened to my son when I made him pay his own way..they have to learn the hard way .. but it works out in the end.. have a great evening my friend. and thank you for mentioning me in the front of your new book that is coming out

many blessings my friend.


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

I recognise the dilemma - you can't be serious!

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phoenix2327 3 years ago from United Kingdom

I've taught all my kids this game. Some are better at it than others. Never mind. A bit more practice and they'll be playing like pros.

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York


Oh no, not pay my own way! Ha, too funny. Kids rush growing up, but it's not always what it's cracked up to be is it?


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

I'll bet he didn't like that game, huh?

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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Love it! This is so funny. Kids nearly die when they find out what adulthood is really all about. You have captured this time of life perfectly.

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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Now he must forget about the past,

In this new game he will grow up fast!

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Hi Martin

Uh huh...that can be a tough game to could be a rude awakening day for sure...some never learn it ....

I can always count on you to put together the most clever entertainment for us...

Have a lovely Saturday

Angels are on thew ay :) ps

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breakfastpop 3 years ago

A limerick that suits the times. More and more "kids" never seem to leave the nest.

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Valleypoet 3 years ago

LOL...the best lessons are always the hardest..good one Martin:-))

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Seems we all go through it. Great one.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Oh it is a rough day all right but if we're very careful, they will survive. As always you did a great job on this one!

Voted up, funny and interesting.

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Interesting way to teach a son.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Love it! Just had to ring my daughter and tell her that one. She's been through it with hers, too.

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Gladys Familaran 3 years ago

you're really great at limericks Martin! Voted up and shared. :)

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Time to find a job.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

OMG..i swear i was just taking a big gulp of coffee as i got to the punchline, M!

It was ALL i could do to swallow - instead of spit - when i started to laugh uncontrollably!


(be careful - kids are like boomerangs - they ALWAYS come back!)


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

I always enjoy the laughter you provide!

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Aw, no wonder there were tears! Thanks for sharing, hatter!

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

And truth is said in jest! I know people that are 25 and 30 and STILL AT HOME. Great work, Martin.

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