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Mrs Flannigan's Oversight.
by Patrick Talty

Sunday, November 10, 2002

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Mrs Flannigan, extremely short sighted'
had a visitor call one day;
sat him down, made some tea, then alighted
for a cup and a yarn, ‘twas her way.

Time came when the guest had to go;
he said “Thank you for all your bother;
Mrs Flannigan blushed, said, “Oh no!
It weren’t any bother, dear Father!”

When he’d gone, the good lady’s sonny
approached his dear mum, brow creased,
said, “Mother, you really are funny:
that was doctor who came here, not priest!

Mrs F turned the colour of port,
gave a look that could chasten or chill ya
said, “Good grief! For a moment I THOUGHT
Father Flynn got a little familiar!!”

(c)2002 Patrick Talty


Sometimes astigmatism can present problems and cause you to make a spectacle of yourself.

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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 10/7/2003
Your rhyme is fan-bloody-tastic....Truly enjoyed...ty, Dani
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 5/12/2003
hahahaha this is very funny.

Thanks for the laugh
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/9/2003
I made myself wait for this one, Patrick! I saw the title and KNEW I would love it.. but I began, as I said I would, at the end.. climbed my way ever upward.. made sure she was still there.. and Voila! She tickled me truly! (You, of course, being the major 'tickler' here.. hehe)... love the 'spectacle' pun.. my sweet Roger is enamored of all things 'punny'.. the louder the groan, the bigger he smiles.. Ah, yes, you're a cheeky thing, you are.. and I'm a giggling eejit! I thank you for that! The story is enough to pour on the accolades and do it with great pleasure.. but the rhythm and the chuckly rhyme make it a read and a half! Superb smiles to you, my clever friend. katy.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/10/2002
i suffer from astigmatism myself (in addition to nearsightedness; let's face it, i am as blind as a bat without my specs!), so i know how it is! a funny write; i thoroughly enjoyed this! love, your (nearsighted, bespetacled) friend, karen lynn. ((((HUGS)))) p.s.: let's see..i have worn glasses since i was just a little girl of nine years; i am now 43. that is a very long time to have worn glasses!!
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 11/10/2002
God this was funny Patrick. HaHaHaHa!!!!
Glad to see you again. Bill
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/10/2002
I love the humour in this Patrick;-)!Nice to see you here.
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