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The Bleats of Cheats

Absurdity rules

By J. S. WadePublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read

Rules for thee and not for me,

the bane of our world of cheats.

Full of excuses,

the judge confuses

their misdeeds and the law concedes.

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This limerick is a rant about the breakdown of law and order in our society, cities, classroom, homes, etc. Something has to change or we are headed for chaos. It’s open to interpretation as it can apply to many things.

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J. S. Wade

Since reading Tolkien in Middle school, I have been fascinated with creating, reading, and hearing art through story’s and music. I am a perpetual student of writing and life.

J. S. Wade owns all work contained here.

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  • Ktabout a month ago

    Perfect-I might add the tag "social commentary" It's an excellent candidate for that

  • Robbie Cheadle2 months ago

    Very well done.

  • Phil Flannery2 months ago

    It's sad but true.

  • Deasun T. Smyth2 months ago

    Congrats for your top story! love this limerick.

  • Meg2 months ago

    congrats on top story! This is a great limerick. I like the social commentary!

  • David Smith2 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Dylan 2 months ago

    Congrats on top story! This one make's you think.

  • Suzsi Mandeville2 months ago

    I love that you have used the open form of a limerick to make a valid and pertinent social commentary. Good use of form!

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Apologies for coming late to the party on this one Scott! This is so good. You really have a knack for limericks! and this has a nice dark undertone! Congrats on the well-deserved Top Story!

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  • Lisa A Lachapelle2 months ago

    This is great!!

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    Simply perfect - no more - no less!

  • JBaz2 months ago

    Well done Scott. Glad you got a top story for this

  • Aphotic2 months ago

    I love it. Double standards are everywhere as well as people who will do whatever it takes to get ahead no matter whose back they have to step on to get there. There’s so much said here and so many ways to interpret. It’s quite sad really because that means we have a lot of broken systems. No matter where you go in the world these days there is injustice and abuse of power. I think it’s always been that way and we’re just now realizing it because of social media and people speaking out. It seems like everything needs reform at this point lol and now my comment is longer than the limerick I’m commenting on and also needs reform😅 well done!

  • Morgana Miller2 months ago

    Excellent commentary, love this limerick! Congrats on top story 🥰

  • Roy Stevens2 months ago

    Congrats on the top story and thanks for pointing out the issue!

  • Loryne Andawey2 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story! Excellent commentary in limerick form 🤗

  • Ahna Lewis2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story! A thought-provoking limerick!

  • Misty Rae2 months ago

    I love that this is a top story!

  • C. H. Richard2 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story! ☘️

  • Congratulations 🎉

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Indeed. Well writ! Congratulations!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby2 months ago

    Congratulations!!! Very well Said

  • Thavien Yliaster2 months ago

    Lowkey Scott, I thought this was a Vocal slampiece.

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