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      PETER TRUMBULL L I M E R I C K S  RILEY TRUMBULL DRAWINGS
   .  2nd edition Copyright    2018 by Peter Trumbull 1 edition Copyright    2014 by Peter Trumbull ISBN  Softcover 978-1-...
   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 itself f...
   NRA has a farm where they grow what they huck. Their multiple acres are all in gunbucks. It s easy to till  Cause the s...
   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 witho...
   I once knew a man from Pine Bluffs Who joined NRA to be tough. He married a missile And shaved with a thistle. When he ...
   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 And...
   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 had ...
   A man bought a gun to stay free, And for practice he shot every tree. He shot every sign, Every bird, every kind Of wha...
   NRA had a man danced with his gun. They called themselves Dear, Sweet, and Hon. On the day of their marriage They rode ...
   I once knew a man named Joe Stifle Who bought a new assault rifle. His eyes were so hazy The deer thought him crazy  NR...
   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 And ki...
   I once knew a man named Frank Green Who liked to make every shot clean. He joined NRA Who taught him to spray And kill ...
   NRA s about money and building a set For a movie where fantasy helps us forget Mental health s not a game Tho it takes ...
   Thank heavens our forebears had guns. They taught us you can t always run. The NRA bade Us all be afraid Of bugaboos, a...
   They re looking for tyrants, sea to sea  Paranoia always spells tyranny. NRA wants to fight To death for our rights, Bu...
   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 fodder...
   A new drink has surfaced for shooters Who fantasize downing a hooter. Whiskey, vermouth, And bitter half-truths Served ...
   Big Rifle distracts us from death with The Hunt And cries that Big Gov s the real battlefront. Daily murder by guns Is ...
   I once knew a man of great ease, Who played with his guns like a tease. One was enough Cause she liked to play rough. T...
   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 for...
   Guns have only one purpose, to kill. NRA acts as Big Rifle   s shill. All guns are the same. All part of the game, And ...
   We know NRA likes to foster all guns  All guns in all shapes, all bullets bar none. With guns as their heirs We ll need...
   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 thre...
   NRA had a man who was smooth, crude and coarse Who liked killing people and things sans remorse. A taker not giver He m...
   .  NRA says that guns made us free, And more and more guns are NRA   s fee. They make lots of 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 And ...
   Murder by murder, NRA hides the sun  Safety s a fantasy Big Rifle has spun. We sacrifice lives For their dollars and ji...
   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. Shooti...
   Spell MURDER BY GUN with capital letts To always remember who always makes threats. NRA stops all change And stays king...
   When walking the streets what Big Rifle likes least Is chewing at buildings or empty car seats. BR s biggest thrill Is ...
   Fear is the NRA s weapon of choice  Guns are what gives Big Fear their main voice Taken together Like birds of a feathe...
   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 presen...
   All guns are equal, all made to kill. The people who get murdered are all Jack and Jill. Fire guns and be damned. NRA  ...
   . Big Rifle would have us all make-believe That having a gun will help people weave A tight little world Where safety i...
   Does Big Rifle have missiles and bombs of its own, Flame throwers and drones somewhere enthroned In that dark tomb Wher...
   The uzzi s for shooters who aren t very choosy Tween hunting and having a little more boozy. Gin and vermouth Always al...
   Why are mass killers suddenly crazy  And their guns turn out to be kind of lazy  If killers aren t sane And guns can t ...
   NRA likes to talk about murders And explain that their guns are the girders Supporting the world, That guns can t be cu...
   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 tellin...
   NRA keeps three witches in gear Stirring their cauldron  Guns, Money, and Fear. Bucks leads the pack  Fear fills the sa...
   We all try to like the Second Amendment, But NRA knows a secret intendment. It s meant to make money, More guns and gun...
   NRA thinks we ought to return To packing more guns. We d easily earn More respect and more fear Tho our guns will just ...
   I once heard of a fellah named Keene The head of a gun-money machine. He liked to take stands And then wash his hands B...
   NRA touts itself an outreacher  Now their out looking for gun-toting-teachers. If a teacher can shoot, Wear a bullet-pr...
   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 deat...
   .  Call it money or wampum or pelf, NRA has one object, itself. They take the loot To buy their new suits And everythin...
   . NRA is all blood, death, and sneers And cries to dispel all our fears. But if truth is told Truth wears a blindfold  ...
   Big Rifle spreads death, fear, and dough And that s about all that they know. They plant every gun Seed under the sun, ...
   Brave people who want to keep sane Have doubts when they hear from old Wayne About shooting and fun And tales he has sp...
   . The NRA just bought Procrustes Bed So the people will fit what s ahead. NRA   ll never change To cure their own mange...
   .  The NRA is a pig in a poke But the buyers never see the whole joke. When buyers speak of sporting NRA thinks of dist...
   Buffing our leaders    gold domes NRA has found its way home. We   ll further assume That in their back rooms To lead i...
   Call yourselves what you seem  lily-livers. NRA growls and most of you quiver. You prefer pocket pence To your own comm...
   Some leaders should sign up for spine If they want our respect on the line. NRA dollars Are political collars. Some lea...
   . The makers of guns whisper  Hush  Cause their profits are plenty and plush. They don t want a box in NRA s toxin, But...
   Some leaders find homes in dark places Where dollars shine brighter than faces. Some were begot By Big Rifles black rot...
   NRA is not freedom s saver But only a modern enslaver Who thinks we all need Their guns and their greed, While they pos...
   Some of our leaders prefer cock and bull. Some of them surely have their brains full. NRA tells them stories About guns...
   Henry and Colt, Ruger and Stag All make big money from weaponry s bag. Gun makers are best At causing bequests. They   ...
   NRA has an army in waiting To fight for their rights sans abating. The tyrants they see Work for you and for me. We re ...
   I met a rich woman named Celia, Who loved to collect memorabilia. NRA sought her out  Cause her dollars had clout, And ...
   NRA is built on solid distrust Of our Gov, and fear their army will rust. They re also afraid They re just a bridesmaid...
   Never believe what the NRA sells  Safety in guns and freedom s farewell. The dollars they make Cause them to ache. For ...
   Guns aren t the same as pie and ice cream  Weapons are not the American dream. Big Rifle   s lie Makes our country thei...
   Hear the rumble of the NRA tanks  See their new jets protecting their ranks. Do they have an A-sub That belongs to thei...
   NRA s on a slope and guns are the grease That makes it slide faster downhill toward caprice. NRA dislikes fact And want...
   The boy stood on the burning deck  The NRA fought background checks. The great ship went down And the whole world was d...
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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, They f...
     THE END
      Peter Trumbull  b.1938  began writing poetry in high school. He has written poetry, short stories, novels, and plays...