Limerick of The Old Couple Shopping

They who laugh last, laugh best!


When they went into town for their shopping,

there was also a cop "parking hopping"

the meter said "Expired."

His duty sense fired,

he proceeded with his ticketing fuss.


The couple soon appeared,

said a ticket was to be feared,

and couldn't he just "have a heart?"

"tear the ticket apart,

and be kind to old folks such as us?"


He showed no remorse,

wrote another ticket, of course,

saying "bald tires won't do"

then added a few,

"To the growing fines he's intending for us?"


The more that he wrote,

the old wife taking note,

with apparent disdain,

as it started to rain,

the couple went home on their bus!


Moral of the story: old folks need to make their own exciting days.



Home is where the laughter is

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very good indeed. Thank you for a fun start to a fun day!


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

Wow! On HubPages and commenting at 6:30 AM! And probably after your "early morning, two-mile run, too. I'm impressed and thankful I could be a happy part of the start of your day.


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Kate Mc Bride 2 years ago from Donegal Ireland

This is very clever and a good limerick as well.


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

Thanks Kate. Here's hoping all stays cheerful where you and yours are today. Rainy and quite cool here today 52 F. now and 31 F. forecast for tonight.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Love your poem, especially the fun ending. Serves him right!


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

BlossomSB - Ahh! Public transit has its place, doesn't it!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Made me smile. Now that my hubby has gotten his senior citizen status his greatest joy is being able to ride public transportation for free.


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

I can visualize him scolding the meter maids!


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Quite clever. I enjoyed this and I am just about to becoome one of these "old people." :) Good Hub. Blessings!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

That sure gave me a chuckle. Thanks.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I just enjoyed it again. Lots of fun.


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

phdast7 - Last night I watched the video of the Polish priest named "Jerzy" it was powerful proof that truth ultimately wins out. The others (his Polish police assassins) were as bad as any Nazis ever were and, in my opinion, paid too small a price, while some involved paid no price at all.


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

aviannovice - By now you are enough of an ornithologist to know why we birds of a feather flock together. I'm happy this made you happy.

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