Christmas/New Year Limericks #poetry

As parents we parrot the mantra

‘Be good or you’ll miss out on Santa’.

But they know we’ll regret

Making good on our threat

By morphing from angel to gangster.


Annually we solemnly resolve
Our past crimes to try and absolve
Yet we suffer conniptions
When our plans become fictions
And all hopes of success dissolve

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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8 Responses to Christmas/New Year Limericks #poetry

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    I love th se. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. These are great, Geoff. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

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  3. L.K. Latham says:

    Which is why I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I have enough fiction in my head to deal with. hahahaha

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent Geoff

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  6. Chel Owens says:

    I believe your first one is all too true. Your second? Rather pessimistic. Surely some people attain their goals!

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