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Jolly Roger

Three Things challenge

The words are Jolly Roger, guitar, and iceberg

Roger was always ever so jolly

His life was filled with fun and folly

His guitar was romantic

He played on the Titanic

Then an iceberg sank the ship, oh my golly.

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The Trapeze Suicide Squad

Debonair

There once were some men debonair

Who liked to fly high in the air

Yo, look at us please

We are on the trapeze

Then they fell to the ground without care

Early Retirement

I need to retire early tonight

So that I can function as a proper person tomorrow

Today was packed full of lethargy and sorrow

I was a curmudgeonous zombie

I was a prick

I was, well…I was myself

But that’s beside the point

Tomorrow I will be a curmudgenous zombie prick

Who’s had eight hours sleep

My compendious nature, of which I’m proud, does render me Succinct

My answers will be epigrammatic, pithy, short and sweet

But when I drink the alcohol, I am no longer laconic

I am a big old blabbermouth, with talk that’s supersonic

Succinct

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The Pickled Juggler

Pickle

I threw a sword into the air, a chainsaw and a sickle

But then the sun got in my eyes and I was in a pickle

I tried to step away from harm and let them hit the ground

The chainsaw cut off my left ear, the sickle bonked my crown

Deciding where to stand when juggling death is an easy task

Just have the sun in back of you, or it will kick your ass

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Placate

I tried to placate the crotchety old dude

He was boorish, obnoxious, bumptious, and rude

I tried to conciliate with reason and plea

But I can’t mollify when I’m dealing with me