Minding My Own Business, Then...

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By Jabo
@jaboUK (55253)
United Kingdom
October 22, 2017 2:19pm CST
Happy in my comfy home growing plump and fat, a nasty man came along and put an end to that. He yanked me rudely from my bed and then produced a knife, oh what the heck was going on? I feared I'd lose my life. He plunged that knife into my flesh I was consumed with dread, he then cut out a mouth and eyes and made an ugly head. Then what d'you think that guy did next? He scooped out my inside and put a lighted candle there, I'm slowly being fried! A jack-o-lantern now I am, a grimace on my face, that man he should be brought to book and charged with G.B.H. GBH is Grievous Bodily Harm.
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@marlina (81742)
• Canada
22 Oct 17
So cute and original!
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@Juliaacv (36528)
• Canada
22 Oct 17
We need her funny poems here don't we?
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@Marty1 (39806)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Oct 17
@Juliaacv i agree 100%! Her poems are the best!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@Juliaacv Thanks Julia
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@DianneN (97286)
• United States
22 Oct 17
Love it! This poem is just one of the reasons I'm so happy to see you back here!!!!! Thanks for explaining G.B.H. lol
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@DianneN What a lovely comment, thanks Dianne. I didn't know if GBH would be universally recognised
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Oct 17
@jaboUK I wasn't familiar with the initials either. Course, I don't remember many of the initials many use while texting either.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Oct 17
@DianneN - That is exactly what I thought when I read it! I'm so glad Janet is back!
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@JudyEv (147262)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Oct 17
Yay - our resident limerickist is back! Back with a vengeance!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@JudyEv Well this isn't actually a limerick Judy, but thank you
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Oct 17
@JudyEv - That is exactly what I thought. I'm so glad Janet is back!
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@JudyEv (147262)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Oct 17
@jaboUK I was so excited to see your post I forgot! It's very good whatever it is.
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@Marty1 (39806)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Oct 17
You made my day! i thought it was going to be a gruesome one and then it turned out so nice. Thank you so much for sharing your great poem! Glad you are back!!!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
I really appreciate your comment Jennifer, and I'm happy that you liked this. Thank you.
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@Marty1 (39806)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Oct 17
@jaboUK you're welcome!
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@Corbin5 (126751)
• United States
22 Oct 17
Oh, it is just awful what pumpkins have to endure when in the hands of man. Humans do destroy so many things that do humans no harm.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@Corbin5 Lol - I see you are a kindred spirit
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@Corbin5 (126751)
• United States
22 Oct 17
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• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Oct 17
oh my goodness, this is great! i was confused at first, but I definitely had a laugh
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@mikaelajuliet Thanks - it was meant to be confusing to start with, and I'm so glad that it amused you
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@jstory07 (73718)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Oct 17
You poor thing that man was not very nice to you at all.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
He certainly was not
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@jstory07 (73718)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Oct 17
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@TheHorse (77515)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Oct 17
I'm calling the ASPCP!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@TheHorse Which is?? I think I can get the last three letters - Prevention of Cruelty to Plants? Perhaps American Society?
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@Asylum (48165)
• Manchester, England
22 Oct 17
It must be a shock to be disturbed And would fill your heart with dread Most people would be horrified And hastily have fled The thought of someone doing that At first seemed very mean But suddenly I realised It was done for Hallowe’en
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@Asylum I see you haven't lost your poetic touch - love it, thanks.
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@paigea (23064)
• Canada
23 Oct 17
Your gruesome poem had me going. But ended by bringing me a smile afterall. Thanks!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@paigea Thanks - had you wondering for a while?
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@paigea (23064)
• Canada
23 Oct 17
@jaboUK yes.
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@sueznewz2 (10196)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Oct 17
brilliant... poor pumpkin... I'm glad you're back... have missed you.. and these poems of yours..
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@sueznewz2 Thanks Sue, and I'm happy that you liked the poem.
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@Juliaacv (36528)
• Canada
22 Oct 17
That is so funny, I'm so glad that you're back again! I read it out loud to my husband and he loved it also!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@Juliaacv I'm glad you thought it was funny, thanks
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@responsiveme (21177)
• India
23 Oct 17
Poor pumpkins...Sometimes a lantern sometimes a coach. I love this
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• Philippines
23 Oct 17
took me a while to catch on - cinderella, right?
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• India
23 Oct 17
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@responsiveme Thank youI suppose it's their shape which makes pumpkins popular.
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@snowy22315 (58215)
• United States
23 Oct 17
good one! Do you keep a book of your limericks? I think you should publish them if you haven't! You have quite the talent!
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@snowy22315 I've got all my poems together (this one isn't actually a limerick) on my computer, but I can't be bothered with the hassle of publishing them. I don't think there would be much of a market for them anyway, but thank you
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@snowy22315 (58215)
• United States
23 Oct 17
@jaboUK right I know it isn't a Limerick. Lots of self publishing that are painless likevamazon exist though. It is free to the best of my knowledge check out KDP.I just mentioned limericks because Judy Evans called you the limericist lol.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@snowy22315 Thank you Snowy.
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@rebelann (44523)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct 17
Love it. Now if only I could carve a pumpkin, I've never tried it.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@rebelann I've never tried it either
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@rebelann (44523)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Oct 17
Well that makes me feel better @jaboUK at least now I don't feel so alone in this barrel.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
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@SIMPLYD (87128)
• Philippines
23 Oct 17
As I read on, I thought it was really you.It turned out to be a pumpkin. So nice poem you have made once again.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
Thank you @SIMPLYD. Yes I thought I'd have a bit of fun by making it seem as if it was me being attacked. I'm pleased you liked the poem.
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@SIMPLYD (87128)
• Philippines
24 Oct 17
@jaboUK So clever of you to let the readers think that way at first.
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@YrNemo (15237)
23 Oct 17
A very good one. Thought your property was invaded or something, until I read further. What a relief that your poem was about a pumpkin, but you did it so good.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct 17
@YrNemo Thank you - I do like to put a little twist into my poems sometimes. I'm very pleased that you liked it.
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@YrNemo (15237)
23 Oct 17
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• Pamplona, Spain
22 Oct 17
Very clever poem Jabo. I like to eat them as they are really.
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Thanks for reading - I have to confess that I don't like the taste of pumpkins
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• Pamplona, Spain
22 Oct 17
@jaboUK I cook them in stews and they are really good for you also.
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@bunnybon7 (38311)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Oct 17
leave it up to you to come up with such a great poem and bring everyone a smile
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@bunnybon7 If I can bring a smile, my day has not been wasted - thanks.
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@bunnybon7 (38311)
• Holiday, Florida
22 Oct 17
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• Lenox, Georgia
22 Oct 17
That was such a great poem!! =)
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@jaboUK (55253)
• United Kingdom
22 Oct 17
@LovingMyBabies I'm happy that you like this, thanks Jennifer. I'm never sure how people will react to poetry, but it's only a silly rhyme so I chanced it
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• Lenox, Georgia
23 Oct 17
@jaboUK It was adorable, you did a great job with it. =)
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