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              PETER TRUMBULL L I M E R I C K S  RILEY TRUMBULL DRAWINGS
       Copyright    2014 by Peter Trumbull.         Softcover Hardcover EBook  ISBN  978-1-4990-5443-9 978-1-4990-5444-6 9...
       G         U  N  B  U  C  K  S
       Written by Peter Trumbull Illustrations by Riley Trumbull
       PREFACE I started writing the limericks in GunBucks the day after The National Rifle Association disassociated itse...
       NRA has a farm where they grow what they huck. Their multiple acres are all in gunbucks. It s easy to till  Cause t...
       I once knew a man from L.A., Who loved everything NRA. He loved all the fun And loved all the guns He could shoot w...
       I once knew a man from Pine Bluffs Who joined NRA to be tough. He married a missile And shaved with a thistle. When...
       A man I once knew from San Juan Liked to dress his gun in chiffon. He thought love was fate Till once he slept late...
       I once knew a woman named Nancy, Who taught her best gun to dress fancy. One day in late May It joined NRA And she ...
       A man bought a gun to stay free, And for practice he shot every tree. He shot every sign, Every bird, every kind Of...
       NRA had a man danced with his gun. They called themselves Dear, Sweet, and Hon. On the day of their marriage They r...
       I once knew a man named Joe Stifle Who bought a new assault rifle. His eyes were so hazy The deer thought him crazy...
       I heard of a club in Bangor Wanted members to have guns of war, So in case a war came They could get in the game An...
       I once knew a man named Frank Green Who liked to make every shot clean. He joined NRA Who taught him to spray And k...
       NRA s about money and building a set For a movie where fantasy helps us forget Mental health s not a game Tho it ta...
       Thank heavens our forebears had guns. They taught us you can t always run. The NRA bade Us all be afraid Of bugaboo...
       periodThey re looking for tyrants, sea to sea  Paranoia always spells tyranny. NRA wants to fight To death for our ...
       I once knew a man from St. Paul Who worked as a live cannon ball. The NRA hired him In order to fire him. He was fo...
       A new drink has surfaced for shooters Who fantasize downing a hooter. Whiskey, vermouth, And bitter half-truths Ser...
       Big Rifle distracts us from death with The Hunt And cries that Big Gov s the real battlefront. Daily murder by guns...
       I once knew a man of great ease, Who played with his guns like a tease. One was enough Cause she liked to play roug...
       The gist of my words is quite clear  Fear is the NRA s sphere. They take in the dough And ignore what they sow, And...
       Guns have only one purpose, to kill. NRA acts as Big Rifle   s shill. All guns are the same. All part of the game, ...
       We know NRA likes to foster all guns  All guns in all shapes, all bullets bar none. With guns as their heirs We ll ...
       NRA has invented a new shooter   s drink To take when you want to shoot but not think. It s two parts of drool And ...
       NRA had a man who was smooth, crude and coarse Who liked killing people and things sans remorse. A taker not giver ...
       .  NRA says that guns made us free, And more and more guns are NRA   s fee. They make lots money Selling gun honey....
       NRA says that gun deaths are sad But that guns are never legally bad. The owner s insane But the gun is quite tame ...
       Murder by murder, NRA hides the sun  Safety s a fantasy Big Rifle has spun. We sacrifice lives For their dollars an...
       A woman can kill just like a man And do it with smiles or even dead-pan. NRA says  We favor Guns of all flavors. Sh...
       Spell MURDER BY GUN with capital letts To always remember who always makes threats. NRA stops all change And stays ...
       When walking the streets what Big Rifle likes least Is chewing at buildings or empty car seats. BR s biggest thrill...
       Fear is the NRA s weapon of choice  Guns are what gives Big Fear their main voice Taken together Like birds of a fe...
       Big Rifle has plenty of cash in its till To get what it wants. That s us on its grill. Tween future and past The pr...
       All guns are equal, all made to kill. The people who get murdered are all Jack and Jill. Fire guns and be damned. N...
       . Big Rifle would have us all make-believe That having a gun will help people weave A tight little world Where safe...
       Does Big Rifle have missiles and bombs of its own, Flame throwers and drones somewhere enthroned In that dark tomb ...
       The uzzi s for shooters who aren t very choosy Tween hunting and having a little more boozy. Gin and vermouth Alway...
       Why are mass killers suddenly crazy  And their guns turn out to be kind of lazy  If killers aren t sane And guns ca...
       NRA likes to talk about murders And explain that their guns are the girders Supporting the world, That guns can t b...
       NRA says a good guy with a gun Is the answer to a bad guy whose fun Is shots to the head. NRA earns its bread By te...
       NRA keeps three witches in gear Stirring their cauldron  Guns, Money, and Fear. Bucks leads the pack  Fear fills th...
       We all try to like the Second Amendment, But NRA knows a secret intendment. It s meant to make money, More guns and...
       NRA thinks we ought to return To packing more guns. We d easily earn More respect and more fear Tho our guns will j...
       I once heard of a fellah named Keene The head of a gun-money machine. He liked to take stands And then wash his han...
       NRA touts itself an outreacher  Now their out looking for gun-toting-teachers. If a teacher can shoot, Wear a bulle...
       NRA won t help us amend Any mess which impedes their main end. Their end is to make More gold for gold s sake, And ...
       .  Call it money or wampum or pelf, NRA has one object, itself. They take the loot To buy their new suits And every...
       . NRA is all blood, death, and sneers And cries to dispel all our fears. But if truth is told Truth wears a blindfo...
       Big Rifle spreads death, fear, and dough And that s about all that they know. They plant every gun Seed under the s...
       Brave people who want to keep sane Have doubts when they hear from old Wayne About shooting and fun And tales he ha...
       . The NRA just bought Procrustes Bed So the people will fit what s ahead. NRA   ll never change To cure their own m...
       .  The NRA is a pig in a poke But the buyers never see the whole joke. When buyers speak of sporting NRA thinks of ...
       Buffing our leaders    gold domes NRA has found its way home. We   ll further assume That in their back rooms To le...
       Call yourselves what you seem  lily-livers. NRA growls and most of you quiver. You prefer pocket pence To your own ...
       Some leaders should sign up for spine If they want our respect on the line. NRA dollars Are political collars. Some...
       . The makers of guns whisper  Hush  Cause their profits are plenty and plush. They don t want a box in NRA s toxin,...
       Some leaders find homes in dark places Where dollars shine brighter than faces. Some were begot By Big Rifles black...
       NRA is not freedom s saver But only a modern enslaver Who thinks we all need Their guns and their greed, While they...
       Some of our leaders prefer cock and bull. Some of them surely have their brains full. NRA tells them stories About ...
       Henry and Colt, Ruger and Stag All make big money from weaponry s bag. Gun makers are best At causing bequests. The...
       NRA has an army in waiting To fight for their rights sans abating. The tyrants they see Work for you and for me. We...
       I met a rich woman named Celia, Who loved to collect memorabilia. NRA sought her out  Cause her dollars had clout, ...
       NRA is built on solid distrust Of our Gov, and fear their army will rust. They re also afraid They re just a brides...
       Never believe what the NRA sells  Safety in guns and freedom s farewell. The dollars they make Cause them to ache. ...
       Guns aren t the same as pie and ice cream  Weapons are not the American dream. Big Rifle   s lie Makes our country ...
       Hear the rumble of the NRA tanks  See their new jets protecting their ranks. Do they have an A-sub That belongs to ...
       NRA s on a slope and guns are the grease That makes it slide faster downhill toward caprice. NRA dislikes fact And ...
       The boy stood on the burning deck  The NRA fought background checks. The great ship went down And the whole world w...
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        I ve got my rights  is the cry Of the brothers of Sty in my Eye. What none of them saw Was their moribund flaw, Th...
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              Peter Trumbull  b.1938  began writing poetry in high school. He has written poetry, short stories, novels, a...