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Monday, 16 November 2015

S stands for SILLY.

I feel like being silly so here's some silly prose

 and I hope it makes you smile.


Limerick by Edward Lear.

There was an old lady of France

 who taught little ducklings to dance

 When she said, "Tick a Tack"!

They only said  "Quack"!

 which grieved that old lady of France



Silly Poem by Spike Milligan.


Said Hamlet to Ophelia

  I'll draw a sketch of thee

 What kind of pencil shall  I use

 2B or not 2B?




SKATEBOARD..... (anon).

I tried to ride a Skateboard,

 I fell and scraped my knee, 

 I tried to ride a bicycle

 I crashed into a tree. 

 I tried to ride a scooter

 I landed on my chin,

 I tried to ride a unicycle;

 lost a bit of skin.

 I even tried a tricycle

 but ran into a wall,

 I'm happy in this wheelchair now

 I never fall at all.

 
My thanks to the sensational Denise for devising ABCW and also to the sagely Roger our admin man! Not forgetting the team of saintly admin helpers too!

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48 comments:

  1. Well... you've given quit a lot of entries for Silly....and yes you've succeeded in putting a smile of my face, several by the way,, thank you for that.

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  2. A delightful narrative. SILLY and saucy!

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  3. Thanks, Di - silly is particularly necessary these days.

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    1. Hi Roger,
      How right you are, we have to keep on and smile when
      we can!
      Still not forgetting all those involved in the atrocities in Paris.

      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  4. Hello Melody,
    My pleasure to make you smile, particularly in the light of the dreadful events that have taken place in France,
    My heart goes out to all the victims, their families, their friends, neighbours and work colleagues.
    May God bless them and watch over them and the French Nation as a whole.
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  5. Hello Kate,
    thanks for stopping by and your kind comments,

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  6. Very funny Di! Your introductions are so wonderful! Wil, ABCW Team.

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    1. Hello Wil.
      Thank you for your kind comments,
      We need some lighter moment at present.
      I always have a book of nonsense prose nearby,
      should I need a little cheer or there is a grandchild
      around who may need a little entertainment!

      Beste Wensen,
      Di .
      ABCW team.

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  7. SO much fun Di...I love a lot of silliness - it takes away the sorrows when the days are dark and rainy like today.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Hi Leslie,
      We all like a bit of fun and silliness, and you're right it banishes the blues
      on a grey miserable day, as it is here today.
      Love Di xx
      ABCW team.

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  8. A great start to my day. Thanks Di xxxx

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    1. Hi there Denise,
      Nothing better than starting the day with a chuckle,
      and heaven knows, we need a little cheer after all
      the dreadful events that have taken place in Paris.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  9. Hello Hema,
    Thanks for dropping by and your kind comments.
    Yes, we all enjoy some fun from time to time.
    I've been over to your Google and blogger sites and
    enjoyed what I read,

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  10. I'm not sure that "silly" is an emotion many of us can feel at the moment? I'm sad, stunned, shocked, scared...

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    1. Chrissy,
      I'm sorry if this offends you but I wrote it and posted before the dreadful events in Paris occurred.
      I too am absolutely shattered , and frightened of what may happen any time now.
      I love Paris and was blessed to have a Parisian tutor when I studied the language and political-eco
      situation in the city,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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    2. I think the world is always a bit scary - bombing in Beirut, war in parts of the world that don't even get reported. SILLY, I contend, is a way to SURVIVE the madness.

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    3. Thank you Roger, We had to live through all the bomb scares and IRA activities whilst our darling three
      daughters were down in London at University.. then the terrorists in London not to long ago when our
      eldest girl was working in the city.. However we are still standing..... four lovely grandchildren later..
      Vivre le France !
      Di xx

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  11. I, too, appreciate the silly start to ABC this week! My post might put a smile on your face, too.

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    1. Your post did make me smile Ellen, I love a good Silly-Ass STORY !
      Have a good weekend.
      best wishes,
      Di.xx

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  12. I've been SO busy, but I do miss all of you and our visits. Have a great week and thank you ABCWednesday Team!!

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    1. Hello Meryl,
      Thanks for stopping by, it's always good to hear from you.

      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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    1. Margy
      Glad you like a laugh, at this moment we all need to laugh,
      We are so scared of what will happen next,
      Our poor neighbours in France must be terrified.

      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  14. Thanks for the party!!
    Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Karren,
      Glad you came along and enjoyed the party !!

      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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    1. Hi Mimi,
      thanks for stopping by and your kind comments,
      always good to hear from you on ABCW.

      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  16. So sweet!
    My S stands for SUNRISE!
    Thanks for hosting.

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  17. ...And "S" stands for Suburban Serenity...

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    1. Hi Nick,
      thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.
      Best Wishes,
      ABCW team.

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  18. Silly is splendid!
    My "S" is for "SEA"!
    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hi Nck Va,
      Good to hear from you again and thanks for your
      kind words.
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  19. The poems are quite silly, Di! I loved them all, thank you very much. :-)

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    1. Hi Su-sieee!
      Well silly is the theme this time, glad you enjoyed my silly poems.

      If you can smile when all around the world fanatic terrorists are
      murdering innocent people in the name of a religion that many of
      them don't practice, then I say keep on smiling!

      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  20. I ride a bike to school,
    My knees and elbows still bear testimony.
    You won't believe it,
    It's been 45 years,
    the scars are still there

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    1. Oh dear ! I still have a scar on my knee from jumping down a steep
      bank and landing on some builders rubble!
      Thanks Ann for dropping by and your kind comments,, always good to hear from you.

      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  21. Ha ha.. those were funny. Loved Hamlet asking 2B or Not 2B.
    BeatAboutThe Book

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    1. Hi Tulika,
      Glad you liked my silly prose,
      The Hamlet one is definitely my favourite too. Spike Milligan was a very
      clever man, he wrote lots of silly limerick and book, he was also part of a
      comedy group called The Goons and they were incredibly silly.
      Spike had engraved on his grave stone. 'I told you I was ill'.
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.


      clever man

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  22. A fun post that gave me that much-needed smile.

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  23. Hello Carin,
    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.
    I so glad I helped you to smile, just so soon after your bereavement
    I hope you and your family are bearing up and I hope you will
    find
    solace in each other's company..

    . (For those of you who don't know, Carin has just lost her dear Dad).
    And has written so eloquently about her grief on her blog..

    Take care and god bless.
    Best wishes ,
    Di.
    ABCW team,.

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  24. I love Lear's limericks.
    Simply superb!
    Hope not to fall off from 2-wheelers & even the tricycle! Hope no one has to sit on a wheelchair...That'll be sad.

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  25. Hi Anita, Lear was a master of the limerick. as you say simply superb
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, always good to hear from you.

    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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