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David Gabriel Caplan

Email: took.them.myself@gmail.com
Updated: 9 days ago

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Biography

I have lived and worked in Scotland, Australia and, for the past 35 years in Canterbury, South East England. I write what I like to read, and therefore read what I like to write; but no matter how much 'serious' material I write I inevitably swing back to humour as my first and greatest love. Limericks give me the most pleasure and scope, and also the excuse for a certain amount of naughtiness as is expected in this genre. But rest assured anything I submit on this site will be comparatively tame, at least by my standards! Having grown up on a self-inflicted diet of Edward Lear, Ogden Nash & Lewis Carroll, I love to explore the bounds of madness in some of my writings, and have also readily taken to Flash Fiction as an alternative means of expression.

Samples

NATIONAL LOTTERY Suppose I won the lottery And suddenly were rich It would change my wife forever; I'd divorce the nagging bitch All my old acquaintances I hadn't seen for years Would be suddenly 'just passing' And invite me out for beers And what about that bastard Who borrowed my new drill At last he would return it And explain he'd been quite ill My family would rally Distant cousins, unknown nieces Spouting sentimental bullshit About picking up the pieces I'd be offered fast-track entry Through the gates of Heaven's door If I gave the church my money I could live for evermore I would find it so amusing How me.....a piece of trash Could cause the world around me To degrade itself for cash. ---------------------------

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<Deleted User> (21422)

Fri 1st Feb 2019 19:01

Nice to meet you David...wonderful comment..."here is probably there". I loved National Lottery-spot on!😊

d.knape

Wed 30th Jan 2019 04:09

anyone named Gabriel
must have
Angelic daughters.
πŸ˜ƒ

poemagraphic

Sat 26th Jan 2019 18:53

Hi David
Thank you for your support and thoughtful comments on my offerings here at WOL

Thanks especially for taking the time, to take time.

I wish to also say thank you for your comments (which were so inspiring and complimentary) on 'Perchance to dream'

Looking forward to reading more of your work.

Po

Big Sal

Fri 25th Jan 2019 20:37

You’re one of the only consistent limerick writers on the site, David, and humoUr is always a welcome sight.πŸ˜†

poemagraphic

Wed 23rd Jan 2019 14:20

David thank you for 'seeing' my words
re. 'The Underwood'

Great to see you unfolding my friend.

Po

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Shuchi Batra

Wed 23rd Jan 2019 05:42

Oh my god.. your sample is one of the best depiction of the world where we all live in..

d.knape

Mon 21st Jan 2019 11:44

Love hides within our families
its whereabouts might surprise us,
when we find love, don't let it go
the prize is loving kindness.

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Brian Maryon

Fri 18th Jan 2019 09:37

David

I apologise, I just realised my mistake...my comment should have said ' as long as it's not funnier than mine'. Judging from your Lottery sample I have good competition.

Thank you for your comment on my profile re Westonbirt Arboretum. It started as a serious piece about the beauty of the trees but I couldn't resist some observational humour (with 2 U's).

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Dave Caplan

Thu 17th Jan 2019 13:25

Thank you for your support guys.

That was a bit of a sideways compliment Brian, but I accept it in good spirit.

I agree...we do need more humour.
The challenge will be to take it to the limit without openly offending anyone.

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Brian Maryon

Thu 17th Jan 2019 00:06

David - we need more humour on this site. Bring it on, as it's not funnier than my stuff!

poemagraphic

Mon 14th Jan 2019 21:09

YES another kindred soul to watch

Welcome to WOL my friend.

Your sample is brill

Po

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