WES Vogler

Gold Star - 83,794 Points (May 3 1930 / Vancouver BC Canada)

(limerick) Sugar, Vinegar And Flies - Poem by WES Vogler

Use sugar for catching more flies
Than vinegar, sir? .. I surmise,
(Or else I'm obtuse) ,
That you have a use
For such. I'd assist their demise.

(which is a verbose way of saying:
'You'll catch more flies with sugar
than with vinegar.')

interpreting it another way, why would I want more flies than vinegar?

(please rate this poem)

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Limerick

Comments about (limerick) Sugar, Vinegar And Flies by WES Vogler

  • Unwritten Soul (8/7/2016 2:06:00 AM)

    WOW i loooovee it :) it is a wonderful thought! ! ! ! ! :) (Report) Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (6/30/2016 9:46:00 PM)

    Kelly Kurk, tells me you are one of his favorite poets. A great compliment.

    I enjoyed this limerick.

    A Poem Can Change A Life.

    That is my latest. You may care to read it.

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (4/10/2016 12:07:00 AM)

    Wonderful limerick...10 (Report) Reply

  • Navod Dilhara (3/2/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    No doubt, the poem is exceptional. great piece of work (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (3/2/2016 2:01:00 AM)


  • (2/18/2016 8:30:00 AM)

    I think this is about the chaos of the society. We do not know what exactly we want. We do not know how to do things. We have messed up things in life without knowing the head or tail of it before we beginning to solve our problems. Is that what you wanted to say? (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (2/18/2016 8:36:00 AM)

    No hidden meanings... I am a shallow person

  • Souren Mondal (2/12/2016 8:56:00 AM)

    Hell with it, marinate chicken with vinegar, make use some sugar to prepare a nice dish! That will satisfy the belly - :)

    After all, sugar and vinegar are better used to cook than catching flies :)
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  • Abderrahmane Dakir (1/27/2016 6:56:00 AM)

    Your poem is so sweet more than sugar. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (1/16/2016 9:54:00 PM)

    There is something exceptionally catchy out there attracting so many wonderful and witty appraisals and ideas about the poem. Looks like an introduction to an innovative device. Thanks, WES. (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (1/16/2016 10:34:00 PM)

    Sheesh, Rajnish are you sure that English is your second language? SHEESH, RAJNISH a very catchy phrase.. something new to add to your collection of colloquialisms. thank you my friend you are a joy

  • Brian Mayo (11/29/2015 2:11:00 PM)

    Your wish to catch flies, I’ll admit
    Seems a harmless offense to commit
    ‘Til you burn out their eyes
    With a stinky surprise
    Your bait, a huge pile of ****

    ;) all in fun.
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    Wes Vogler (11/29/2015 5:12:00 PM)

    All is good Brian looking forward to our crossing paths (or swords) anytime. All geniuses are somewhat erratic. bagpipes in the hills to you.

  • Brian Mayo (11/29/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Thank you for trying to explain your limerick, Wes. I usually excoriate poets for explaining things that shouldn't need explanation or defining words that most wouldn't need help defining, but in this case I don't mind. However, your explanation falls short...
    What I'd REALLY like explained is the last line. You want to assist with their demise (the flies) ? Doesn't that go against the point you're making earlier- if indeed this poem is a metaphor) ? or do you mean the demise of the vinegar-users? Either way, a confusing last line is a sure way to kill a limerick, but in this case I'd call it merciful.
    I'm sure your next one will be better, because you have talent. Sometimes you just have to scrap it and start over.
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    Wes Vogler (11/29/2015 12:25:00 PM)

    It is simply a transition of the old saying. I thought I made a wry observation in the last line... Why would you want to catch them rather kill them? Do you have a use for them? Don't take these things too seriously Brian. I thought you would be the last one to become professorial on me. There is no hidden deep meaning or lesson to be learned.

  • Melvina Germain (11/28/2015 6:50:00 AM)

    Awww yes and such a wonderful phychological way of dealing with people, but of course this poem speaks volumns..... (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (11/28/2015 8:32:00 AM)

    ta, luv having a good time when I keep out of trouble. I am, by nature the sort of person who will correct things without being bidden. I even corrected my friend Kelly once too often and cooled our relationship temporarily. I understand Bri Edwards has the same flaw.

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/26/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    Proportion of sugar and vinegar should be balancing each other, moderation is the best way of dealing persons in our day to day life. To be too much sweet will attract more persons like flies, harmful for us. Wes Volger has a mastery in writing Limericks. (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (11/28/2015 8:29:00 AM)

    After such praise my wife is re-measuring my head. ta, Akhtar

  • Pamela Sinicrope (11/19/2015 11:30:00 AM)

    Vinegar! Vinegar! Bring me some... I'm in desperate need. One of my kids hid some sugar under my car seat....you can only imagine... (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (11/19/2015 1:56:00 PM)

    Yo Pamela ... You can always lock yourself in somewhere and write poetry

  • (11/17/2015 10:36:00 PM)

    That's very clever!
    No one, I think ever though of why we would want more flies, unless their from the government.
    They'll take all and anything!
    You're poem made me smile, thank you
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    Wes Vogler (11/18/2015 9:06:00 AM)

    I appreciate your visit Sandra.. nice to know somebody is out there .. Smile lines are good

  • Bri Edwards (11/13/2015 6:24:00 PM)

    yes, very VERBOSE! and.............don't be fooled by the apparent praise from an Indian retired headmaster. ya know, those foreigners give the same comment to all N. Americans no matter how good or bad the poem is. [just kidding]
    :) :)

    ok, the limerick passes the count test of syllables by my reckoning. and the rhyming checks out. so far so good. it is a bit difficult to follow, for me. and i believe it is supposed to have some humor/humouor (check) . maybe i'm a bit obtuse? ? yeah, i think that's it. ok, a rating?

    hmmm? hmm? hmmmm? ok, ok, i'll give it a 7 1/2. not randy enough! bri :)

    and now to look for how i can register my rating decision. I only gave it “7”. 7 ½ was not a choice, so I rounded DOWN! :)
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  • Kelly Kurt (11/8/2015 4:04:00 PM)

    Very witty. I leave a partially full can of beer out. In little time, it is filled with fruit flies. (I do not drink it) (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (11/8/2015 4:22:00 PM)

    But, dammit, you still didn't rate it even a one Just trying to bully you. thanks Kelly.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/8/2015 3:57:00 PM)

    Very amazing, interesting, wise and nice views shared here with favorable mind.10 (Report) Reply

    Wes Vogler (11/8/2015 4:31:00 PM)

    My ego bathes in your extravagant praise. Uncertainty diminishes. I deal only in my little limericks I am afraid. I shall continue on my 85 yr old trip of limitations through an improved day because of this site Poemhunter Good heavens, I am starting to sound like an Easterner. Just a rough Canadian.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 12, 2015

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