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Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« on: March 30, 2006, 04:36:07 pm »
Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - Ellemeno (Thu Mar 2 2006 20:00:47 )

UPDATED Fri Mar 3 2006 07:00:07


For how to write a limerick, you're on your own. Here are the simple guidelines for clerihews. Thanks to jmmgallagher who introduced this concept to me.

www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clerihew

And here are our first ones:

By Meryl_88


Jack Twist
Was no limp wrist.
He rode bulls, made maidens swoon,
Made Ennis paw white from the moon.



By jmmgallagher


Meryl 88
So up to date
Writes a mean Clerihew
As few can do!



By Meryl_88


jmmgallagher
Writes posts of highest caliber.
You can tell, when he speaks of Ennis or Jack,
He was gotten good by Ol' Brokeback.



By Ellemeno


Ennis Del Mar
Hard as feldspar
Said no to Jack
Then yearned for him back.


(This last breaks one of the rules of clerihews by not being funny.)

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews - I did one, and you can too!


by - ndatmo-1 (Thu Mar 2 2006 20:46:20 )

I'm a clerihew coward. How soon will we be doing limericks?
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews - I did one, and you can too!

by - Ellemeno (Thu Mar 2 2006 20:57:36 )

Let er rip n snort, ndat! (But I bet you could write a clerihew, not much to the rules of it.)

Got you a extra blanket I'll roll up out here and grab forty winks

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews - I did one, and you can too!

by - meryl_88 (Thu Mar 2 2006 23:15:32 )

Limericks! I was contemplating starting a thread for those. Go for it, I say. :D

Thanks for starting a Clerihew thread, Elle. I'll check back in tomorrow, but for now must get to bed. :)
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Clerihew

by - sunmoonstars-1 (Thu Mar 2 2006 23:48:16 )

Sleepy
(who would name a cow this anyway?)
liked to kick and jump around,
tried to pound Jack, but he had a good dismount.



The greatest gift is one that inspires others to give their greatest.

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Limerick Attempt.....

by - ndatmo-1 (Fri Mar 3 2006 00:32:57 )

Our two boys had a boss named Aguirre,
Whose binoculars helped him see clearly.
He stared and he stared
At their chests which were bared.
For their pants to drop soon, he prayed dearly.
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Re: Limerick Attempt.....

by - meryl_88 (Fri Mar 3 2006 06:34:25 )

ndatmo, LOL! Superb! :D

Go ye and start the Limericks Thread with this! Spread the good Word.....

:))

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Re: Limerick Attempt.....

by - Ellemeno (Fri Mar 3 2006 07:01:24 )
UPDATED Fri Mar 3 2006 07:05:45


I have added the limericks option to my original post.

Here's my first attempt ever.

There was a young lady named Cassie
Whose tube top and cut-offs were sassy.
Though most thought she was hot
Ennis did not
And so he stayed pretty flassy.


Got you a extra blanket I'll roll up out here and grab forty winks
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Re: Limerick Attempt.....

by - meryl_88 (Fri Mar 3 2006 11:42:33 )
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And so he stayed pretty flassy

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! (Poor Cassie!) :D

Joe Aguirre
Makes Jack Twist weary:
"Sleep with the sheep, One Hunnert Percent"?!
No Way! I'm stayin' with Heath in the tent!

*Stands up and applauds*

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Re: Limerick Attempt.....

by - starboard (Sat Mar 4 2006 16:43:48 )
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And so he stayed pretty flassy




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For their pants to drop soon, he prayed dearly.
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rofl. i love these. thank you ladies.

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks
by - lnicoll (Fri Mar 3 2006 08:49:46 )
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Let me give one a try:

Ennis, a young man so fair
In the bitter cold high mountain air
His friend in the tent
Helped him get bent
Thus cementing their secret affair
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - Ellemeno (Fri Mar 3 2006 09:03:19 )
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>> Thus cementing their secret affair

Nice internal rhyme there, Leslie.

Got you a extra blanket I'll roll up out here and grab forty winks

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For your consideration: a Cleri-guirre

by - jmmgallagher (Fri Mar 3 2006 09:48:17 )
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Joe Aguirre
Makes Jack Twist weary:
"Sleep with the sheep, One Hunnert Percent"?!
No Way! I'm stayin' with Heath in the tent!


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A Limerick

by - jscheib (Fri Mar 3 2006 09:54:09 )
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Two cowpokes named Ennis and Jack
One night found themselves in the sack.
The weather was cold,
And Jack became bold,
And the next night ol' Ennis came back!

(Not that great, but not bad for five minutes' effort, if I say so myself, hunh?)

Philadelphia Jeff
"There was something in his expression, a kind of bitter longing."--Annie Proulx

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Re: A Limerick

by - jmmgallagher (Fri Mar 3 2006 09:58:29 )
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"Very good!"

Rat-a-tat-tat!


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Re: A Limerick

by - jscheib (Fri Mar 3 2006 10:04:15 )
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Thanks, John! 8^)

Philadelphia Jeff
"There was something in his expression, a kind of bitter longing."--Annie Proulx

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Re: A Jake-ihew

by - jmmgallagher (Fri Mar 3 2006 10:38:56 )
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Ok, this one stinks, but no one said a clerihew had to be good. (We'll keep our serious artistic efforts for the Haiku thread!)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal,
He keeps dyin', and makes me bawl;
First in The Good Girl, then Donnie Darko,
But Brokeback Mountain's broke my heart, oh!

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Re: A Jake-ihew

by - jscheib (Fri Mar 3 2006 11:50:41 )
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<<Ok, this one stinks, but no one said a clerihew had to be good.>>

Sounds like a good start for a drinking song dedicated to Jake. 8^)

Philadelphia Jeff
"There was something in his expression, a kind of bitter longing."--Annie Proulx

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Re: A Jake-ihew

by - Ellemeno (Fri Mar 3 2006 13:58:33 )
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I love everyone of these. (And thanks, Meryl, I wasn't certain 'flassy' would go over as a word.)


Got you a extra blanket I'll roll up out here and grab forty winks

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Re: A Jake-ihew

by - Shuggy (Fri Mar 3 2006 14:37:51 )
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I wasn't certain 'flassy' would go over as a word


I finally got it when I said out loud.

If William M`Gonnogal had written clerihews:

Ang Lee
Can see.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon gave his reputation as a master bulk,
But everyone agrees Brokeback Mountain redeems the disaster* that was the Hulk.


*My man Tim says "You don't know, you've never even watched the Hulk."
and he's right. Some say it has too much "bulk" for what people were expecting. Comments? Should I see it?


"If you can't stand it, you gotta fix it."

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Re: A Jake-ihew

by - starboard (Sat Mar 4 2006 16:46:43 )
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Ok, this one stinks, but no one said a clerihew had to be good. (We'll keep our serious artistic efforts for the Haiku thread!)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal,
He keeps dyin', and makes me bawl;
First in The Good Girl, then Donnie Darko,
But Brokeback Mountain's broke my heart, oh!



pish! you're too modest. i love it.


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Re: A Jake-ihew

by - jmmgallagher (Sat Mar 4 2006 16:52:28 )
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S'board:
After I posted it and re-read it, I suddenly heard the banjo and fiddle a-strummin' and a sawin' behind it--it isn't even a BAD clerihew--it's a square dance!

But thanks!

J--

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - Shuggy (Fri Mar 3 2006 14:42:18 )
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UPDATED Fri Mar 3 2006 16:41:56


E Annie Proulx

Whoulx knoulx
her talent would fountain
into writing Brokeback Mountain?


"If you can't stand it, you gotta fix it."

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - Shuggy (Fri Mar 3 2006 16:45:35 )
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E Annie Proulx
wrote The Shipping Noulxs
before her literary smokestack
puffed out the mountainous Brokeback.


"If you can't stand it, you gotta fix it."

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - Shuggy (Fri Mar 3 2006 16:49:26 )
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UPDATED Fri Mar 3 2006 16:50:19

Pierre Tremblay
joined our eponymous assemblay -
hiding out from homophobe and troll
- led by his charming wife Nicole.


"If you can't stand it, you gotta fix it."

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - ednbarby (Fri Mar 3 2006 18:11:37 )
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I am utterly lacking in artistic talent of any kind, so I won't even attempt this. But DAMN, Shuggy. You're GOOD.


I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies.

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - meryl_88 (Fri Mar 3 2006 18:15:28 )
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Shuggy, you're on a roll! Love the Proulx-isms. :))

It was cold up on Brokeback's high peak,
When Our Boys curled up tight, cheek to cheek.
Jack was glad to be sharin'
What Ennis was barin'
But he couldn't sit down for a week.


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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - JLScheib (Fri Mar 3 2006 19:38:17 )
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<<It was cold up on Brokeback's high peak,
When Our Boys curled up tight, cheek to cheek.
Jack was glad to be sharin'
What Ennis was barin'
But he couldn't sit down for a week. >>

Meryl,

More likely, "But he walked kinda odd for a week." <G>

Philadelphia Jeff
"There was something in his expression, a kind of bitter longing."--Annie Proulx

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - meryl_88 (Fri Mar 3 2006 20:25:19 )
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More likely, "But he walked kinda odd for a week."

HA! I'll take your word for it, Jeff. You know, I have to admit to watching Jake come out of that tent and thinking he was doing just that. Give that boy the Oscar now! :D

lauragigs, too funny! :D


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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - lauragigs (Fri Mar 3 2006 21:03:21 )
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I got some more!

When Jack laid his eye on fair Ennis he
was impressed by his fine masculinity!
They talked a wee bit,
he got Ennis lit,
and gently lassoed his virginity.

For some time poor Alma'd been wishing
for passionate conjugal frission.
Too long without it,
she finally shouted,
"I knew all along you weren't fishing!"

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - lauragigs (Fri Mar 3 2006 19:40:51 )
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UPDATED Sat Mar 4 2006 14:09:56

Scared to post after such good stuff, but here goes:

Way up on that high Brokeback Mountain,
J and E did some fine layaboutin'.
At the end of it all,
they'd had quite the ball!
But far fewer sheep for the countin'.

Most cowboys high up on a mountain
would say "I'm no queer, I'm not outin'!"
But Jack's big baby blues
in the tent, were no snooze
and Big Ennis made like a fountain.

Ennis's teeth were a-chattering
and Jack said, "Get in, quit your hammering!
Above shines the moon,
and with sweet spooning, soon
my Y chromosome won't be mattering!"


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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - NYCx (Fri Mar 3 2006 21:55:05 )
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UPDATED Fri Mar 3 2006 21:55:27

Wow, what a great thread. Lol. There's a lot of great poetry here!
I'm awful at writing (I'll stick to visual arts, lol), so I won't even try.

Bring on some more!

There ain't no reins on this one

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - Ellemeno (Fri Mar 3 2006 23:10:52 )
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>> But he couldn't sit down for a week.

Hence the reclining propped up side position Ennis finds him in for the ain't no queer talk.

Got you a extra blanket I'll roll up out here and grab forty winks

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I can't stop!

by - lauragigs (Fri Mar 3 2006 23:19:14 )
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UPDATED Sat Mar 4 2006 13:58:38

More? You got it. (S.O.'s working tonight so I'm home, and on a roll!)

Two lonesome cowboys really clicked
like proverbial thieves, getting thick!
With virile exuberance
each sprang a protuberance
the booze and cold couldn't constrict!

An Oscar our Brokeback should win
despite homophobic chagrin!
Good for you, Annie Proulx.
(And the soundtrack should do
even better than Ropin' the Wind!)

Repeat the work? Jack didn't get to.
For some sheep were not found in situ.
Love wasn't as fleeting;
Jack found himself bleating:
" I wish I knew how to quit you!"
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - meryl_88 (Sat Mar 4 2006 07:39:27 )
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Hence the reclining propped up side position Ennis finds him in for the ain't no queer talk.

Exactly! See, I knew we were on the same wave-length. :D

lauragigs, you're doing the verbal equivalent of Jack's Rodeo Dance. Yeehaw! :D


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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - jmmgallagher (Sat Mar 4 2006 08:16:54 )
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UPDATED Sat Mar 4 2006 08:18:44

Hilarious!

You know, if set to banjo music, these would be as good as anything Christopher Guest wrote for 'A Mighty Wind!'

Now if only 'The Folkmen' could be convinced to come back out of retirement and record them....


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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - cmr107 (Sat Mar 4 2006 09:51:26 )
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I LOVE Christopher Guest and 'A Mighty Wind'! Nice to see a fellow fan!

Courtney


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Re: I can't stop!

by - lauragigs (Sat Mar 4 2006 16:17:37 )
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"Lauragigs, you're doing the verbal equivalent of Jack's Rodeo Dance. Yeehaw! :D "

Actually, since I can't recite them live for ya, I guess it has to be the literary equivalent! But thank you, thankyouverymuch!!

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - lnicoll (Sun Mar 5 2006 08:26:10 )
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Add me to the list--I love that movie!


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I'm in awe

by - yaadpyar (Sun Mar 5 2006 11:57:00 )
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An Oscar our Brokeback should win
despite homophobic chagrin!
Good for you, Annie Proulx.
(And the soundtrack should do
even better than Ropin' the Wind!)



Nice job on this one Laura, and nice job on all these other wonderful ones, everyone else. I hadn't gone through here since this first started, and while I have nothing to add, it's great. Hope so new ones read it and keep it going.

"I feel awful bad about Jack. Can't begin to say how bad I feel."

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Re: I'm in awe

by - Shuggy (Sun Mar 5 2006 12:10:37 )
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I couldn't find this thread so I started another. Here it all is.

Limericks have the rhymescheme AABBA, and the metre
^/^^/^^/^
[^]^/^^/^^/^
^/^^/
[^]^/^^/
^/^^/^^/^
(Spondeic trimeter?)
They should be funny, and difficult rhymes are a plus.
So let's see (I really am making this up as I go)...

The loving between Jack and Ennis
seemed to some like a new Phantom Mennis:
"Though I'm not homophobic,
I know what parts grow big
with a passion that's far too intennis."

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TheSoupNazi replied:


Two five dollar bills, saving up for a place.
No time for this teasing -- "give my shirt back" -- they chase.
They neglect the flocks
And never wear socks.
And expect a tire-iron whack to the face.



So we can carry on here and let that one die.

"If you can't stand it, you gotta fix it."
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - cmr107 (Sun Mar 5 2006 21:28:16 )
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Bump to try to cheer us up on this sad night

Courtney



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Limer-ICK: Oscar Edition

by - lauragigs (Sun Mar 5 2006 22:13:05 )
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UPDATED Tue Mar 7 2006 16:11:25

To the shock of the entire nation
Brokeback got next to no validation
at the end of the day
I've just got to say
This is a !#$@% ^!# of an unsatisfactory situation!

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OK, I'm in a better mood now

by - lauragigs (Tue Mar 7 2006 09:28:50 )
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. . . a more positive limerick! And one of my personal faves that I've written. Hope it brightens up your day. Lemme know.

From the long languid looks, ever slower
to the riveted jeans being lowered . . .
finally screen satisfaction
for the straight female faction!
A total, erotic mind-blower!

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks

by - meryl_88 11 hours ago (Sun Mar 26 2006 19:29:12 )
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Ennis del Mar
Never owned a car.
He'd say a pickup truck was a likelier choice
For haulin' hay than a Rolls Royce.


Jack Twist
Loved to be kissed,
Whether in the mountain air
Or behind a laundry under t
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2006, 03:21:44 am »
I see that last one got cut off, so I'll bump it:

Jack Twist
Loved to be kissed,
Whether in the mountain air
Or behind a laundry under the stair

« Last Edit: April 02, 2006, 06:48:15 pm by meryl »
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A Dampier clerihew
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2006, 04:44:31 am »
I don't know how to pronounce Phillip's last name yet, so covering my bases with this clerihew:

For Phillip Dampier
We all shout hooray
Cause Phillip Dampier
Let us in here!

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2006, 04:47:40 am »
Oooh, impressive Elle!

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006, 06:37:49 am »
bump a fave

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2006, 01:30:32 am »
3 birthday clerihews for my lovely:

Heath
Has nice teeth.
When he smiles his eyes
Get all twinkly and wise.

Heath
Hides beneath
His exterior
A most comely posterior.

Heath
Deserves a wreath
Made of laurel.
He acts so well, it's immoral.

 :-*
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2006, 01:55:21 am »
Well, shoot, i wanted to copy you and do a couple in that vein, but looks like the rhymes are done used up.

Okay,l'm starting a HEATH acronym thread instead.  Don't post one here!  Find the thread.

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2006, 09:33:58 am »
Well, I didn't use 'sheath' and 'bequeath' if you think you can manage something with those, Elle.  ;D

Acronymns!  Will check it out.  :)
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2006, 02:25:06 pm »
okay, here I go with those:

As Ennis, Heath
Came and slept with Jack under the sheath

As Ennis, Heath
Soon groaned out loud, he just couldn't bequeath


Boom shacka lacka lacka!

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2006, 04:27:07 pm »
Quote
As Ennis, Heath
Came and slept with Jack under the sheath

As Ennis, Heath
Soon groaned out loud, he just couldn't bequeath

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 11:53:53 am »
A good ol' thread if ever there was one.  8)

Brokies chat
'Bout this 'n' that
Old clerihews
Can still amuse

BetterMost
Been a friendly host
For straights and queers
Goin' on 6 years

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Re: Brokeback Clerihews AND Limericks (now we can keep going)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 10:58:26 am »
Bumping for Throwback Thursday  8)

Jake Gyllenhaal
Acting in a play was thrillin' all.
Faithful Brokies at the stage door
Came once, came twice, still wantin' more.
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