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it'll cost an arm and a leg
hank

there are the rules
 1
of the inn which state no thieves
 2
fakirs or rogues
 3
or tinkers
 4
do we know now what a tinker may be?
 5
no skulking loafers or flea bitten
 6
tramps and i could entertain you with
 7
more
 8
like no slap an tickle the wenches
 9
sometime in the past
 10
there were standards?
 11
nobody has gotten their education
 12
paid for
 13

25 Oct 07

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~hank~

I really liked this, however here in England, everybody drinks next to everybody else, as long as you have the right pair of shoes on, that is ;-) Good poem though for if it applies to your neck of the world. You have become my first favourite since I joined this site last december.
 — raskolniikov

Does "paid for" also mean "free?"  That's the only way the ending would make sense to me, implying everyone has to pay a price eventually.

This is intriguing but some punctuation might be helpful.  Also, line 9 - slap and tickle or 'slap 'n tickle?"
 — Isabelle5

fakirs and tinkers , too funny
you could imagine "john" taking great relish enforcing the rules.
 — unknown

smooth and original write
 — unknown

This poem came up randomly, and it really spoke to me.  Fun-loving and a real repast for thought.
 — unknown

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