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Hot New Game (limerick)

Updated on January 30, 2015

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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      Deb Hirt 4 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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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

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

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I always enjoy the laughter you provide!

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      Karen Silverman 4 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Time to find a job.

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      Gladys Familaran 4 years ago

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

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 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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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Interesting way to teach a son.

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      Mary Craig 4 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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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Seems we all go through it. Great one.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

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

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

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

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      Patricia Scott 4 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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      drbj and sherry 4 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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      Suzette Walker 4 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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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

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

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      Cat 4 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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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 4 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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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

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

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 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.