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Why Presidents Get Grey Hair (limerick)

Updated on May 22, 2013

When they voted me president

Unsure of what this honor meant

My crown would soon tumble

As honor did crumble

To one whom all grumbles were sent


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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      When a president stumbles,

      He soon hears grumbles,

      As well as a deadline

      To leave town on a red line.

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      Judy Specht 4 years ago from California

      Fun playing words.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Problems roll uphill, as well as downhill, eh?

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Isn't that the truth? It's not all glory! But boy oh boy, that's a heck of a picture!!! :D


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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      yes very true. :-)

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      ...and the master continues. Your little slices of life with a laugh are so enjoyable and such truisms. I look forward to seeing them. It's an added bonus when they pop out in the morning.

      As for being President, well, every buck stops there, yes? I always wonder how they have any hair left.

      Take care.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      That's all part of the job.

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      It's all part of the package...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      be careful what you wish for!

      well said, M!

      come visit one day soon !! i cannot exist without you!

      You are to me what poetic fool is to vincent moore - the impetus to write my first poem!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Oh, and it happens to them all! Good one Martin.

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      Well said - not all fun at the top -

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      How true!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done Martin, I enjoyed this limerick. Jamie

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Martin, not all fun at the top then!..nicely done.

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      Ah, so true Martin. Now why is it I have gray hair? :)

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      Sunny River 4 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      Very, very true. Stress comes with the job and grey hair with the stress.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      I read somewhere that Harry Truman had the sign 'the buck stops here' on his desk...this reminded me of that:-))

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I've noticed our young president is getting quite a few gray hairs, perhaps far beyond those his actual years would bring!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      It's the voters who have gray hair now!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      It seems that grumbles do rill uphill. Up!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Ha ha! Who is the fortunate collector of grumbles, I wonder?

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      I agree 100 precent!!!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      And many more grumbles.

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      Ghaelach 4 years ago

      Where else would we send our grumbles

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Reminds me of Luke 12:48 "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."

      Love the hat!

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ain't that the truth!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      True words my friend. :)