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Schnoddy & Wife (a tale of conscription)
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Mortimer Schnoddy, US Male, WWII, out of jail,
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met the future for his pickle: sweet 'n reet
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that dame named Lickels, Lickels
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for the way she tongued
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the rims of tumblers of cold rum
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or any half an airman's bum.
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Bum billy bum (band leaders' thrums).
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Mort and Lickels felt in love, he
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with her, and her with nickels.
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Contract ensued
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and so did time
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which, like gangrene
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lopped an "en" of rhyme.  
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Sued, divorce, this fiction ends
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ten stories down, where
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palms, pools, drinks, play game.
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Quite a dash two olives made
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on dotted concrete when she caved.
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_________
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28 Aug 08


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