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Sunday, June 6, 2004

Cicada limericks: This week's winners



A cicada emerged from the dirt
And flew down a young lady's shirt
Her lack of composure
Caused undue exposure
Which Sheriff Leis deemed as overt
Anne Taylor, Montgomery
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There was a cicada named Ada
Who said, "I will vote for Ralph Nader"
"You get a kick in the tush,
That's a vote for George Bush!"
Said a Democrat bird as he ate her
Lee S. Rosenberg, Hyde Park
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There once was a cicada named Dave
Who for 17 years lived in a cave
Then he heard it was time
To find a girl he'd call "mine"
But only found one quite depraved
Nancy Neal, Cincinnati
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One thing about cicadas I find
That really is blowing my mind
The one thing I dread
They fly into your head
After all, they say love is blind
Carla Richards, Price Hill
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A Cincy cicada named Wanda
Rode to school on a little red Honda
She forgot her eyeglasses
So she failed all her classes
After that she was known as "CicaDUH."
Mary Frey, Colrain Township
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Out of the ground, not from hives
Four to six weeks, such short lives
Poor navigation
Crashing sensation
They fly just like Billy Joel drives
Glenn Trapp, Lockland
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Cicadas make wonderful pets
So get out your butterfly nets
Find one to love dearly
Although it is clearly
A flying cockroach with Tourette's
Claude Prez, Batesville, Ind.
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I once tried to date a cicada
She was hot as a flaming tomata
But alas as you see
On the trunk of a tree
She replied, "You're persona non grata"
Ronald V. Armor, Deer Park
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The cicada causeth thy conscience to search
So ye not leave thy soul in a lurch
Next seventeenth year
Ye may not be here
So you'd better start goin' to church
Kurt Bofinger, Anderson Township
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One short-lived cicada named Pete
Delivered his song, short and sweet
A bird, whizzing by,
Picked him off on the fly
And rated him bon appetit
James Egart, Glen Este
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Meet Sadie our single cicada
Never hearing "I'm wanting to date ya"
Don't have time for romance
Candlelight or a dance
Love is brief when they just want to "mate ya"
JoAnn Allgeier, Deer Park




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