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amerigo
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A young magi from California
Told the crowd I gotta forewarn ya
Don't think or even blink
Here's a great trick called Clink
From the magical mind of David Regal


Yea Yea I know the last line don't rhyme
Magic is Everywhere
Jamie D. Grant
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L.A. is filled with nothing but actors,
For whom David's work decidedly factors,
into all of their scripts.
He should just come to grips,
that Magic is the art that he masters.

Hope you're well, David!

Best,

jamie
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VcosNJ
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There once was a magician from LA
Named Regal and he had this to say,
"Write a limerick right now."
"Win a prize but Holy Cow!"
"Picking a winner might take more than one day." Smile
hou_dini
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While bystanders stare disbelieving
A Magician with moves interweaving
His props all asunder
The crowd stares in wonder
He's a master at people deceiving
MagicSanta
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I'm quite ill today
so with limericks I cannot play
my heads full of snot
I'm coughing a lot
god I hope I don't pass away

(David, if I don't make it through the night give my prize to the worse entry, thank you)
Connor J. Martin
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It would have been of good use to magellan
to have supernatural smellin'
to smell the unseen
would'lve been really keen
just like kellars daughter named hellen.
Davidicus
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There once was a magician from Kentucy
Who's pick pocketing skills were just ducky
He took my watch and my belt
A sudden breeze I had felt
If I still had my drawers on, I'd be lucky
Ruben Padilla
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It appears that I entered too late.
I saw the time and then thought, "Oh, great!"
Unless Regal is way cool,
And will forgive this old fool,
Then being a loser is my fate.
Charlie Justice
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>>>see post above<<<

Dear Ruben, with you I agree,
but a winner he's yet to decree,
Did we all miss the boat?
Did I read what he wrote?
Does everyone know except me?

peace, charlie
Max Krause
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I don't think a decisions been made.
As many a post must he wade
So here we must wait
As he decides our fate.
To see just who's prose makes the grade!
Charlie Justice
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What if this was all just a game,
and designed to drive us insane,
then the only one standing,
is David, demanding,
that all gigs go to him...that's just lame

peace, charlie
Andi Peters
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On the Café David did type
A competition to create some hype
It's free advertising
And quite unsurprising
The trick is a load of old tripe.
808
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Andi... tut tut... what a shame

You decided to spoil this game!

We were all having fun

And then you came along

With your bitter and jealous refrain!

xx
sometimes people can surprise you!
David Regal
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Thanks for the entries everybody. I will re-read them all today and come up with a 1st and 2nd place. So many people put efforts into this! It has been a lot of fun for me, and I hope it's been fun for you, too.

David
Charlie Justice
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Quote:
On 2009-06-20 14:00, David Regal wrote:
Thanks for the entries everybody. I will re-read them all today and come up with a 1st and 2nd place. So many people put efforts into this! It has been a lot of fun for me, and I hope it's been fun for you, too.

David


What David meant to say is:

I'd Like to thank all of those,
who submitted such colorful prose,
Now give me a break,
and I'll give you my take,
of who hit the mark right on the nose.

peace, charlie
David Regal
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Hi All -

First off - it was very difficult to pick the top two out of so many strong entries. In fact, perhaps no one will agree with my picks with the exception of those who have been picked!

Thank you to those who incorporated me, my repertoire and/or my religion into your limericks. It was very flattering, but if I picked one of those as the winner I'd be considered an egomaniac! Thanks, too, to those who took the time to say something negative about me in their limericks. I can't score you as highly as those who said nice things because finding negative things to say about me is easier to do.

At the end of the day I had to rate based on a few criteria:

1) The Form - The entries should be, structurally, limericks
2) The Rhyme - I preferred perfect rhyme, but having slightly imperfect rhyme did not disqualify an entry
3) The Meter - Having tight, appropriate meter to the lines was a big plus
4) The Final Line - Entries that surprised with a final line or made a point/message in their final moments scored higher than entries in which the final line was a recapitulation of information already given. The final line of a good limerick should top what preceded it.

Again, I want to be clear that many entries were excellent, and I was touched, amused and flattered by those who sent in so many! My selection of "winners" is nothing more than a personal leaning.

I'm giving "honorable mentions" of a free Pure Filth card trick to Cotham, for:

There was a magician quite rotten,
his conjuring skills he'd forgotten,
he tried very hard
to do ambitious card,
but his pasteboards went straight to the bottom.

...and to Jon Allen, for:

There's a count I just saw that's quite nice
But I still think I need some advice
It sounds quite absurd
How the card that was third
Was not seen but the first I saw twice

The second place award of a free Clink goes to Neil Tobin, with this entry:

**LIMITATIONS**

With magical powers, a bard
might rejuvenate those who are scarred,
clothe the cold, raise the dead,
feed the starved, but instead
most "magicians" I know just fan cards.

And the first prize award of a signed first edition of Approaching Magic (it's now in its 3rd edition, so that actually means something) goes to Josho, for this limerick:

I've got several gaffs in my shoe,
My pockets have packets beaucoup,
Three wallets, five decks,
And twelve matrix effects.
'Cuz I LOVE to perform impromptu!

Josho, I picked this one of yours because there's something about it that kind of captures the limerick spirit, if that makes any sense. It's not serious, but delivers a clear point with a funny punchline. Your poem about forcing a card was excellent as well, and the wordplay there was lovely.

Please PM me with your addresses and I will get your prizes out to you. Thanks so much to those who played this little game - I wish I had ten more prizes to give out!

David
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A game in limerick pattern we did speak
All of my friends thought I was crazy this week
Next time let's try
something more wry
An entire Regal thread spoken in Greek
Charlie Justice
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It seem that I'm just not the best,
congrats to the winners of jest,
I thought I did well,
but oh, what the hell,
I'm left in the dust, like the rest.

peace, charlie

>>>now to de-program my mind<<<
808
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I feel dazed and confused, out of sorts

But remind myself "Be a good sport!"

For although there's no prize

I've just realized

This one's 50 and join 'Inner Thoughts'

xx
sometimes people can surprise you!
Review King
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Excellent choices. Kudos to the winners!
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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