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Philanthropy (A Limerick of Sorts)

Updated on September 6, 2015

Another "pop the top and can't stop"?

"Belgian White"?
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Philanthropist Giver

There once was a philanthropist giver,

whose castle sat above a wide river.

Each time it would rain,

one might hear him complain:

"My wealth I would give for a liver!"

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[Cirrhosis of the liver can cost not just wealth, but a life.]


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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - I presume you are referring to "good health"? We always have our health, just sometimes it isn't up to par.

      Interestingly we have all been given a promise of eternal health at no cost other than loving God and His Son, others as ourselves, and keeping the commandments of God. For some, however, even free the price seems too high

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Health really is the best wealth, is it not?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Starting to make a list Demas. It begins health, love, happiness......

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee - Another that is "more important than money" is the topic of most of your poems: love.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      There are so many things that really are more important than money and one of them above all else is health.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      You're too kind! :)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A good one, but not so funny, as the ending has a serious touch.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - Fine reply fine lady.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      There once was a lass named Ann

      who writes as often as she can.

      She loves a good limerick,

      can conjure one on a stick,

      but not as well as her great fan. :))

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Shyron = Have you done one, too?

      annart - There once was a lass named Ann.

      of whom I'm her biggest fan.

      She cooks using turmeric,

      and knows a "Great limerick,

      she'll write one when she can.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Great limerick, with an unusually serious note. Good one.

      Ann

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Great limerick, loved it.

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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      greenmind - You figured me out alright, but what did you think of this Hub?

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      GreenMind 2 years ago from USA

      Sweet and simple and entertaining!