Oh No Not Him (limerick)

They came to bid their friend goodbye

His soul now in heaven does fly

Such tales they’d unfurl

Of this youthful pearl

They lost him to girl who said hi

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Many a friendship has been dissolved by the wink of an eye and an innocent "hi."

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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Tragic, however well done!!!

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Julie DeNeen 4 years ago from Clinton CT

So sad...but so well done!

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania


Well done buddy! :)

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osa agbonlahor 4 years ago

I'm choosing to ignore the fact that it's obviously about a funeral and congratulate you on the potential double meaning of your work.

If you hadn't made it clear it was a funeral, I would have guessed that it could also be seen as his past self is dead and he has become an entirely new person, floating in the heaven of a new relationship and letting go of all the things that defined him before the girl said hi.

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JaydenMiller 4 years ago from USA

Another masterpiece of word artistry!

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

the guy didn't die! the heaven is love!

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

I took as a story between friends who lost their buddy to a girl. Maybe the picture is a little misleading in this case, M. A good limerick, nonetheless.

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

This one was sad, but excellent as always.

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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Sounds like the old gang is breaking up.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I guess she was too much for him, eh?

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Sometimes you lose a friend who finds love, so be it..Beautiful Mhatter..

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wow, what a way to go. Sounds like he should have thought twice about saying Hi back.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

You seem to be "getting" me quite a bit lately. The sneak attacks are stupendous!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Such an unforeseen tragedy.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Oh i hate when that happens...so sad..debbie

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Another winner! I liked this - and the photo!

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