My Father Taught Me To Fight (limerick)

Whenever I’m challenged to duel

My father once taught me this rule

I recall it still

His faith in my skill

Best run or he’ll kill you you fool

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

There is wisdom in knowing when to turn and when to stand!

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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Hmmm. Best to get out quick! Good idea.

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

More than the rest,

Daddy knew best!

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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

My sentiments exactly - saves much anguish - Dad dished out good advice.

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epigramman 4 years ago

Hot damn Sir Martin - you are the funniest dude on Hubpages - and the wisest.

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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi Martin.

First line of defence, is turn and run like hell and fast. Better a live coward then a dead hero, or so I've heard.

LOL Ghaelach

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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Ha! Ha! Clearly a dad who was not there for 'back up' but offered the best fatherly advice- 'get outta there small fry'.

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Funny. Sometimes it's wise to be a coward.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Sounds like good advice to me!

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RobinGrosswirth23 4 years ago from New York


You sized up your opponent and ran. Good one.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow how wise your father.. sounds like mine..

Merry Christmas

Happy New year


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Daddy always knows best..Good one..Cheers.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I would definitely pay attention that that advice.

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Me too!

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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Sounds like very sage words of advice.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Good one. Best to head for the hills of course depending on the size of the guy confronting you.

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Wise advice, my friend! Good one.

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