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By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   There once was a boy named Pete

Who went on a diet of meat.

He missed his Life-Savers

And all their good flavors.

If only the meat had been sweet!

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This article has 24 comments.

Longlegs GOLD said...
on Aug. 21 2014 at 10:12 am
Longlegs GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
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Unique and clever. Great work!

on May. 12 2013 at 6:51 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 860 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

So cute! It captures the simple, easy comedy that limericks often carry, yet flows very simply and cleverly. Very nice job!!

on Dec. 5 2012 at 12:05 pm
Mr.Poetman PLATINUM, Union City, Indiana
28 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” -Wayne Gretzy

I have to abmit i do like the flow of the poem. But I can't believe something as simple as that could take the place of another poem, that actually took talent and time to write

J1029 SILVER said...
on May. 2 2012 at 9:32 pm
J1029 SILVER, Tampa, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Sing like no one is listening,
Dance like no one is watching,
Love like you've never been hurt and
Live like it's heaven on earth.

- Mark Twain

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

gingy PLATINUM said...
on May. 2 2012 at 8:45 pm
gingy PLATINUM, Frederick, Maryland
22 articles 1 photo 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Embrace your inner nerd!

Very funny and adorable!

Fred said...
on May. 2 2012 at 10:26 am
This poem was very good I liked the rythme of it as well.

mhafner said...
on Oct. 10 2011 at 10:07 pm
I love this poem because it's plain, simple, and funny. It reminds me of a poem that my brother wrote. I smile every time I read that poem, and this makes me happy as well.

on May. 9 2011 at 12:32 pm
Great limerick! I feel it really captured the amount of effort people go through to get on a diet, but then find themselves wishing they were back where they were in the beginning. They wanted to be skinnier or healthier but they didn't put the effort in and it shows how they cannot go without.

AlisRed said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:23 pm
EPIC!!! But it is a limerick so props :D lol

j bird said...
on Mar. 30 2011 at 9:22 am
this poem is too funny to be taken seriously.

on Mar. 5 2011 at 8:15 pm
SpringRayyn PLATINUM, Lakeville, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't punish yourself," she heard her say again, but there would be punishment and pain, and there would be happiness too. That was writing."
--Markus Zusak, "The Book Thief"

Haha, this actually made me laugh! xD

on Sep. 16 2010 at 1:49 pm
Khia_A. PLATINUM, Sicily Island, Louisiana
34 articles 3 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay who you are no matter what you face along the way.

Haha I feel sorry for that boy because I know i could not live on just life savers lol

on Sep. 11 2010 at 9:39 am
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
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Ditto. I love Lifesavers.

on Jul. 21 2010 at 12:36 pm
Lol, your welcome.  I think Limerick's are the perfect outing for that, though most of my poetry is what you described, when I write (or fail at writing) a limerick or haiku, it has to be fun and bouncy, it's the style!

on Jul. 20 2010 at 8:53 pm
Scarecrow BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A father is a banker provided by nature."

-French Proverb

Thank you so everly much for being among the few people on this entire site that realize that poetry can be a fun, enjoyable, entertaining affair rather than a drawn-out, depressing, too-deep-mean-anything teenage pity party. Bless you.

on Jul. 18 2010 at 11:55 pm
crubs33 DIAMOND, Lido Beach, New York
58 articles 3 photos 750 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."- Coco Chanel
Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Props for writing a real limerick!!! first one on the page!! :) culd u possibly comment and rate my work??? especially to anonymous?? thanx and great job!! dont stop!!

shocking. GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 2010 at 3:39 pm
shocking. GOLD, West Bloomfield, Michigan
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hahah this is really cute and funny :)

check out some of my stuff

on May. 29 2010 at 11:03 am
Lilacs_Smell_Wonnerful PLATINUM, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
40 articles 2 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons make grape juice. Then sit back and watch everyone look at you in amazement. :)

This is a really neat limerick! I hope you keep writing, it was very humerous.

Good Job! :)


ff5fan SILVER said...
on May. 7 2010 at 3:53 pm
ff5fan SILVER, Loganville, Georgia
7 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
-Mark Twain

haha this is cute:))

check out some of my stuff please

Jtaco95 said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 12:10 pm
Jtaco95, Saugus, Massachusetts
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments
Not very long but it was a good poem, I like how you didn't force rhymes

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