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Yankee Ingenuity

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Ted Reynolds
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0 posted 02-08-2000 12:54 PM       View Profile for Ted Reynolds   Email Ted Reynolds   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ted Reynolds

        14,000 Things to be Happy About (#45)

     Since the necessities of rhyme have forced me in the last lines to present what may appear to be a stereotypic slur on one of the noblest regions of my country, let me make it clear that I believe that a lot of Yankees are idiots too.

                YANKEE INGENUITY

I wisht I was ingenious, like them Yankee ingenieers.
I'd make up lots of ingenes, like what kinds I allus hears.
Like bombs would kill those germes, and all them other nasty vermines,
And one would git them Russkies cold (or is it still them Germans?)
I'd come up with some sorta scheme to make these winters hot
And those dang summers cooler.  And then I'd make a pot
What makes the water in the crick taste jus' like kegs o' beer,
An' a whistle what would make the gals come swarmin' to me here.
But shucks, I aint no ingenieer, jus a dumb ol' Sutherner,
So I guess it's darn fool luck the folks just made me governor.


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Mistikman
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Laugh! Thats hilarious Ted, nice work  

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Poet deVine
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Funny! But don't let Christopher get a hold of this..he'll have you spelling like a proper English major in no time!  
bobbycat
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Oh, my....ROFL....I grew up in a small town in the South--if you only knew how many times I heard the phrase "Yankee Ingenuity" used by the 'older' folks.....thanks for the memories!!! Great work!     

Bobbycat =^..^=
Nan
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Toooooooo funny...
Echo Rhayne
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LMAO

 Did Jesus laugh?
I think He did,
'cause He was once
a little kid;
and all of us
were made with joy
both sugar-spice girl
and snake-snail boy!
 
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