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Rejecting One’s Reality – Bruce Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, etal.

These poems that you’ve written are classic.
The world has gone mad and you’ve shown just how bad.
But they’ll think we’re dinos – Jurassic.


The above was written about a series of limericks (6) that were written by Dennis O’Brien, an Australian poet.  Here’s one as a sample, followed by a link that will take you to the rest:


I’m tall and I’m white and I’m thin,
But I have a dark secret within:
For I am a pygmy –
(My white friends don’t dig me)
Small black jungle folk are my kin.



© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.


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Fellow poet Dennis O’Brien (an Australian)
read one of my poems and left a related one
in the comments:

I’m glad I’m not driving through Texas
In a silver and shiny new Lexus,
For I know if I tried
I’d drive on the wrong side,
So that ocean between us protects us.


My poem is here:

Here’s a link to another one of O’Brien’s poems:


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I posted this limerick yesterday:

I’m thinking it must be dimmer trick
To post here a little limerick
Than nothing at all;
For, readers might bawl.
Here’s hoping it’s not made you grim or sick.


Dennis N. O’Brien (of http://dnobrienpoetry.wordpress.com/ ) commented:

While my knowledge of limericks is slim
I’m prepared to go out on a limb
Though a whimsical post
It is better than most
And is neither distressing nor grim.


And my glad response is:

I heard from O’Brien of Australia
‘Bout limerick I wrote to regale ya.
I couldn’t tell,
But he said it was swell.
It’s readers like him who ne’er fail ya.


for my 2 and this post:
© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

for O’Brien’s – see copyright information on his blog

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