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World's Greatest Prankster (Limerick)

Updated on July 14, 2012

Very chubby red-suited old guy

Decided to give this game a try

Santa is his name

Deceiving his game

Causing children to believe his lie


Santa never does give the presents

This whole time it has been the parents

Greatest deceiver

Has made believers

Of poor children from every descent


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DIsclaimer

Don't worry, I will allow my kids to believe in Santa for a while. I do believe children should fantasize about dfifferent things.

This was just an idea that popped into my head and I hope you have enjoyed it.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Children need something to believe in and fantasize about, lie though it may be. It's the commercialization of Xmas that truly deceives, I'd say! Thought provoking limerick there.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      Yes children need something to fantasize about and I will definitely let my children believe in Santa for a while. I just thought it would a clever Limerick to write about.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      good one

      voted up and interesting

      its well known and open secret but again children has every right to live in a world of dream till when the reality strikes. when reality strikes life and world becomes almost coloreless for many. so the childhood lives should be left to lead amongst as many colors as possible.

      josh3418 its nice to know that you will let your children to believe in Santa for while and every parents should play that part as long as possible to let the children breathe in the power to dream for a brighter and happy real world.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Dgh,

      Thanks for your very insightful comment. It is much appreciated! Take care!

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      oceansider 4 years ago

      This was very cute Josh, and also clever......well done!

      Helen

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Helen,

      Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it!

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      shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

      this was really wise work, loved it

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shalini,

      Thanks glad you liked it. Have a good weekend.

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      snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      hahah great Josh.. once upon a time, i believed that santa gave me the present i was begging my mom...i came home, sais to my mom, "mom, how did santa know?"

      hahaha! when your kids get older..they will just smile and laugh at the memories..

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Snow,

      Thanks for commenting on another one of my hubs! I really appreciate it. You have been a great source of encouragement to me, and I hope I have been the same to you! Have a great day!

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      snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Josh, I am so glad. You are one of my inspiration here to write because you appreciate and also believed in my writings! Thank you JoSh!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Snow,

      I am glad to be of encouragement to you as well! :) You are very welcome!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hey J!! what's this commotion all about?? lol, SAnta is coming to town!

      clever limerick..tskkk..i salute you friend!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Hey M!!

      Yes Santa is coming! LOL Thanks for reading and commenting my hub friend! And I can't say this enough...thanks for being so supportive of my work here on HubPages, it is very encouraging!

      Take care and have a great day!

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Josh, another fun hub! And now you need to deliver a limerick about that other fantasy, the tooth fairy! Parents letting kids know it's all right to give away body parts for money :o)

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      Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Josh, Awww...I Love Santa, lol...However, I do Love your Limerick, the picture you used, and it thought this was too Funny!!! Good Job!!!!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Well.. my pleasure dear J. You know I will always be the biggest and #1 fan of your work.. And thanks you as well, for your encouragement and support for my hubs :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wait just a darned minute!!!! You mean to tell me this fat guy hasn't been supplying the presents????!!!! No way. I do not believe you. This has to be a trick.

      I have to take a break for a minute and digest some of this information...............

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Thanks for spoiling Christmas, Josh! 8 gazillion kids now hate your guts. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      TT,

      Rofl! Lol leave it to you to always crack me up in with your comments. Have a great day my friend!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Beckie,

      Haha lol sorry for bursting your bubble! Lol

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Great idea! Lol. Glad you enjoyed it Julie. Have a great day!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Patty,

      Thanks I love the idea of Santa too!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      M,

      Again thanks so much! I really appreciate it!

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      Abhijit Aswath 4 years ago from India

      Haha, nice one. The concept of Santa reinforces the fact that we all work on rewards and incentives :) -Be good and Santa will give you gifts

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I am so sorry to find out after all these years of believing that there is NO Santa.....I don't believe what you say!

      OK, anyway: I voted this UP, and shared.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Oops I picked the wrong time to read Faith one of your limericks!

      Uh oh!!! Just joshing you! Haha! Get it, "joshing" :)

      Fun limerick and I agree with it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      I just lol'ed. Thanks for the funny comment!

      Have a great day hub friend!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      Thanks for supporting my hubs! And sorry for popping your bubble Mary! Have a great weekend and take care my friend.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      P10,

      Thanks for your insightful comment! Take care now.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice. You get better and better at limiricks!

      Actually, Santa Clause is a knockdown of St. Nicholas who gave his possessions to the needy and poor. His legend somehow became incorporated into the birth of Christ. Then commercialism set in. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause! However, he has nothing to do with Christmas.....

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      Yes your comment is accurate and insightful. Thanks, glad you liked it! :)

      Have a great weekend, take care!

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      Joyce Haragsim 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

      I for one think it's just good fun to believe in the man in red and fun stops around 7 or 8 year old's.

      Vote up and interesting, Joyce.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joyce,

      Thanks for your insight and votes!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Having 2 little girls, I of course can't help, but get a kick out of them believing in Santa and will not be bursting their bubble on this anytime soon, but my girls are only 3 years old and 20 months old, so I figure they have a good couple of years in believing in jolly, old St. Nick. However, thoroughly enjoyed your limerick and voted up and shared too.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      As long as our children know the REAL reason to celebrate Christmas, Santa Claus is OK. But we ALL need to remember what Christmas is all about. It's not about gifts. It's not about baking or time off from work. It's about the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It that's not part of the celebration, don't partake.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      How did I miss this? I thought this was A Christmas Hub, but you were here only 2 months. Love the rhymming and your words. I did believe in Santa of course, when we caught dad one night. JK. So we all have been deceived. Pransters we are!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      Thanks again for supporting another one of my hubs! Yes you should definitely let them believe in him longer! :)

      Thanks for voting and commenting. I really appreciate your support and encouragement!

      P.S How is your vacation going!

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      neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

      many have deceived me

      some cheated other did jest.

      but off all that deceived me

      the red suited guy was the best

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Santa believer here... (he even called me up to fill in a couple of times)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Neelesh,

      Clever response, thanks! Take care!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mhatter99,

      ROFl, thanks for that! Have a good one!

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      Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

      I remember when I found out Santa Claus wasn't real - I felt the same way when I found out there was more than one Lassie!

      Voted up!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ann,

      LOL clever response, I know what you mean. Thanks for visiting and have a good one!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree that Santa is a prankster. I personally didn't like the thought that someone was breaking in the house every year when I was a small child. I remember a church service I attended years ago. The preacher was warning of the dangers of material greed and said that the name Santa Clause is a hidden name for Satan's Claws.. Perhaps there is something to that.

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      T.B Whitt 4 years ago from the Philly area

      Very funny limerick

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is a hoot! And the the photo of Billy Bob Thornton is priceless. Great job on these limericks - so funny!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Tammy,

      Yes, he is a prankster! :) I h ave heard that saying too. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts Tammy.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Whitt,

      Thanks for reading!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Suzette,

      Thanks so much for your kind comment!

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      Farhat 4 years ago from Delhi

      the very same way we say 'everything we have is God given by God & we believe it...while the fact is he never comes in person to give us...but again a fact that he makes arrangements for us of his blessings! ....anyway a gud humour!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shara,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it and great insight!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Even though this was considered one of BillyBob's biggest FLOPS.....your poem is a complete winner!! UP++

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Paula,

      Haha thanks for that funny comment and compliment on my hub!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Very witty Josh! Pssst don't tell the kiddies who still believe :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Christy,

      I won't no worries! :)

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Oh Josh... lol.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yes Aubrey? :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Your limericks just fine Josh but I still believe in Santa Clause.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks for your support gypsy! :)

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