Sunday, August 5, 2012

Red Light District?


Warning: for those of pure heart and gentle spirit, this is a limerick, and limericks are by nature bawdy.  

Down in Surrey an elegant toff
told his wife that he longed for a boff,
But despite the red light
during dinner that night
Wifey told him that he was cut off.

All in fun for The Mag where a visual writing prompt is posted weekly. 

Image: A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent

62 comments:

  1. This was different ... enjoyed reading it :-)

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  2. Ha..ha... fun limerick ~

    Have a good Sunday ~

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  3. Made me laugh out loud - the painting placed as it is in the Victorian era.

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    1. Thanks Christopher! I just had to take the low road here.

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  4. yowch! hahah love your limerick! I wrote one also-not quite bawdy-but aren't they fun?

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    1. lol, thanks Kathe. Yes, limericks are good to keep us from taking ourselves too seriously all the time!

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  5. ouch...a tough place to be...there is some bite in your limerick....smiles....hey at least he asked you know...smiles...

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  6. lol, well...you know it all came to me when I saw the man in the painting was 'cut off' :o)

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  7. LOL...Poor man... Good for wifey! Made me really chuckle, thanks!

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  8. HaHa. Out of luck again, fella! You could make it nortier by adjusting the last line, but then it might be unpostable.

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    1. Oh, I thought it was naughty enough as is! lol

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    2. er...make that 'nortier' hahaha!

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  9. She was chaste around the table.

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  10. i guess that light didn't set the mood

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  11. I suppose the merry wives of Surrey rule the roosts! Your limerick is bawdy and such fun! Thank you for sharing, Mary.

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    1. Thanks for reading Linda - I'm glad you got a laugh. :o)

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  12. haha well as long as he was cut off and nothing was actually cut off.

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    1. Right...the steak knife stays on the table! lol

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  13. Well,when she'd been slaving over a hot stove all day, what did he expect? LOL

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  14. how I love a limerick Mary!!...and this one was a goody!! thankyou.

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  15. funny, agree with Jinksy on this one

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  16. Hahaha! Clearly written of early in the evening. There is plenty of Port still in the decanter!

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  17. Snce when has it ever been up to him ?, silly man

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  18. Mary,

    I loved your very witty Limerick. Lots of energy involved. Perhaps it is all the red lights:)

    Eileen

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  19. And on the way home from that dine
    Fuming on three rum n punch and a jug of wine
    She had to be a boor treat me like swine
    Booted her out the coach and went down the line
    Gonna find a REAL red light tart and have me a time

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  20. I love it! I laughed out loud when I read it. It's probably my favorite tonight!

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  21. Thank you all for reading and commenting. I'm happy if I could give you a chuckle. I didn't keep up answering each of your comments, but I have, or will, visit each of you blogs. Thanks again!

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  22. Tough luck for that "elegant toff!" Cracked me up! Thanks for the laugh!!

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  23. Awesome! I love me some bawdy!

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  24. Love the humor in this...bawdy humor delights

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  25. Poor toff..try, try again..fun!

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  26. She looks like she could cut off easily.

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  27. Umm...as bawdy goes that was vanilla! Sweet though!

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  28. Bawdy or not, I loved it! She certainly does tell this tale, very well, and you completed it so well!

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  29. Now that was funny! I can picture her doing just that too! Lovely!

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  30. I love limericks. If it's not bawdy it doesn't qualify. You sure did a good one.

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  31. Limericks always come out on top! :)

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  32. Hope their surname wasn't Bobbitt.

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  33. Ground control to Mary , are you AWOL ?. .

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  34. Oh my good *belly laugh*

    Excellent, Mary!

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  35. Thank you everyone! And Ground Control, I'm back! (been on vacation with no internet!)

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