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PostSubject: THE CURE   March 26th 2013, 5:43 pm

A chap I once knew had a tapeworm,
To which he was quite attached.
It defied all medical experts
In a way that was quite unmatched.
Their potions and pills only made him feel ill
And whilst in the throes of dejection
He found a practitioner in holistic medicine
Who eschewed any drug ingestion.

He was made eat every day at ten
O’clock, an orange, an apple, and then
A large jam doughnut to round off this snack
And for a whole fortnight, keep up this attack.

The tapeworm stayed put, so he felt rather cynical
But the consultant remained professionally clinical.
At the stroke of ten, he made him partake
Of the apple and orange…. but not the cake.
At ten fifteen the tapeworm appeared
“You twit, you’ve forgotten my doughnut” it sneered.
The medic then pounced – not a pretty sight
As he despatched that revolting parasite.

Though rid of his affliction,
The resultant addiction
To doughnuts – has left him in a worse state
For without the tapeworm to help him
He’s became several stone overweight.
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PostSubject: Re: THE CURE   March 27th 2013, 12:50 pm

lol This is the first time I've seen a doughnut play the part of the "ounce of prevention"--because this man certainly found the pound of cure. Easy flow and rhyme make this poem such a humorous pleasure to read, with an almost-limerick feel to it--*exalt*

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PostSubject: Re: THE CURE   April 2nd 2013, 6:21 am

you may be the first person ever to make a reader feels sorry for a tapeworm.. that alone should qualify you for an humanitarian award.

Much enjoyed this humourous story. Still smiling.

~ Daniel
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PostSubject: Re: THE CURE   April 3rd 2013, 9:02 pm

Rofl, I've never seen poetry about a tape worm and for that alone- KUDOS. Scary thought it, it used to be a diet plan way back in the day ^^ Definitely a smooth read, much enjoyed. Thanks for sharing Smile

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PostSubject: Re: THE CURE   April 9th 2013, 9:57 pm

Haha, hillarious.

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PostSubject: Re: THE CURE   April 26th 2013, 7:50 pm

I enjoyed this immensley, I did in fact write a tape worm poem a few years ago, I will have to look for it.



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