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Limerick 3

Shoveling Snow

By D.L. FinnPublished about a year ago 1 min read

The old man shoveled the steady snow,

Hanging onto his retirement dough.

Ignored offers of help,

Back twisted with a yelp.

Makes that call, hearing a smug hello.

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D.L. Finn

D. L. Finn is a multi-genre author. Her work includes the paranormal, poetry, memoir, romance, fantasy & children books. She is also a blogger, photographer & reader and encourages everyone to embrace their inner child.

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  • Jay Kantor5 months ago

    Dear D.L. ~ Just love your 'Original' Quips and eclectic offerings among the many snippers with sharp scissors of late. I've never shoveled snow as an old guy - 'Got-Dough' to call 'The Guy' if need be. *I've subscribed with pleasure Jay, Jay Kantor, Chatsworth, California 'Senior' Vocal Author - Vocal Village Community -

  • Testabout a year ago

    This one made me laugh aloud. Bravo, Denise! 💕🙂

  • Mae Clairabout a year ago

    I sense a heating pad in the vicinity of this one. Cleverly crafted, but I'm not sure he would agree, LOL.

  • Jan Sikesabout a year ago

    That darned male ego! Very well expressed, Denise!

  • Staci Troiloabout a year ago

    Oh, no! If he'd only parted with a few bucks and hired help. Nicely done!

  • Quincy.Vabout a year ago

    Evocative imagery & Unexpected twist ending.

  • Robbie Cheadleabout a year ago

    Oh my goodness. This reminds me of my mom who insists on gardening and hurts her back every time.

  • Gwen Planoabout a year ago

    Cute twist at the end! Good one, Denise. 😊

  • Priscilla Bettisabout a year ago

    Haha, this one's funny!

  • Joan Hallabout a year ago

    This is so typical of some people!

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