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War is Heck

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Mike
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0 posted 04-10-2000 06:38 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

As spring arrives, 'tis time to clean,
...garage with all its clutter,
I enter in with trepidation,
...beneath my breath do mutter,
"What a way to waste a day,"
...I hear the golf course beckon,
Alternative is p.o.'d wife,
...I guess I'll clean, I reckon.
I plan attack, I get push broom,
...I'll try head on assault,
I'm met with firm resistance,
...attack grinds to a halt,
I call for reinforcements,
...my kids are all A.W.O.L.,
It seems I'm in a quagmire,
...my cleaning's hit a wall.
I go inside to clear my head,
...perhaps a can of beer,
Then comes a voice from living room,
..."What's the problem dear?"
"Not a thing," my firm reply,
...as skulk back to garage,
Maybe all this useless junk,
...is just a bad mirage.
I think I'll try surprise attack,
...I whistle real gallantly,
Saunter in with broom in hand,
...acting non-challantly,
Then from above, and from all sides,
...garage lets loose, does fire,
Falling boxes, tons of dust,
...My gawd! A white-walled tire!
I'm no fool, I turn and run,
...I beat a quick retreat,
A can of beer, in sofa sit,
...I know when I've been beat.


[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 04-10-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Meadowmuse
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1 posted 04-10-2000 06:45 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

So funny, Mike! That was YOU I heard whistling so gallantly?? This is sheer fun!  

~ Claire
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2 posted 04-10-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

no its yuh kids all on A O L yuh yuh nono i know this well and the tire bit was the best vury funny mike yuh
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3 posted 04-10-2000 06:55 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

great read, I know this poem by heart.

Jeffrey
Craig
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4 posted 04-10-2000 07:35 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

INCOMING!!!

Great poem Mike but I'd watch your back!!

While youíre sat with a beer
watching your color TV
Donít believe for a minute
that from the war youíve slipped free
Wives are like bayonets
theyíre sharp never blunt
She may be sat in the kitchen
but youíll soon be back at the front
Itís hell out there soldier
but you cannot refrain
Your wifeís just regrouping
for the tool shed campaign


 Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

Martie
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5 posted 04-10-2000 07:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

LOL--how I can relate--only at our house the garage is a couple thing--one we both leave alone.  This poem was great!!!
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 04-10-2000 09:08 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

ROFL...you lured me in with the title on this one  
My dad wrote me one time when I was living out west in the midst of a lovely fall season in Pa and said this:
"Some say that war is hell...I have to think that it's not being in PA in the fall"

Thanks for the nice memory  
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7 posted 04-10-2000 09:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Very good! Laughing all the way down the page!  
bboog
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8 posted 04-10-2000 09:30 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

M~
Good clean funny poem and funny replies too. I liked it.
best regards,
bboog
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9 posted 04-10-2000 10:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

ROFL!!   This is delightful, Mike!

Denise
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10 posted 04-11-2000 08:42 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Craig, I see you've met Connie...
Walt, a Goodyear radial, I have the imprint on my left leg now... hehe
Claire, glad so much you enjoyed, I enjoyed writing it...  (p.s., just how the heck do yo whistle gallantly?)
Jeffrey, thanks for the comment, feel free to come over this weekend, still plenty left to do.
Martie, both you and your hubby can feel free to come over and stare at my garage... thanks for the comment,  no raccoons I saw however...  *smile*
bboog- appreciate your perusing my poem, and glad you enjoyed.  I once was quoted in the paper as saying damn...  my mother called me at 6:30 in the morning to discuss the quote, yep... my poetry is generally clean...
Ms. deVine-I write a serious discourse on the sociological impact of marital relationships and ecological warfare, and you are guffawing,,,,  shame on you... hehe
Denise... I would not be ROFL quite yet... let me finish the garage floor first... appreciate the comment...
Nan
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11 posted 04-12-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hehe... you're a man after my own heart - This one goes in a special place with my "Ode to the Dandelions - or - Why I shouldn't cut the grass"... and my "Trash Sculpture"... or whatever I called that one...LOL... I love it..
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12 posted 05-07-2003 01:12 AM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Isn't spring cleaning a pain? Thanks for the link to this one in your other poem. They were both very cute!

~Elizabeth

Waited on a line of greens and blues, just to be the next to be with you..
~Mr. Big

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13 posted 05-07-2003 06:28 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Everything comes full circle...
Justbleu
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14 posted 05-08-2003 09:50 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

LOL.....Three Years later!!! Is this You???  Cool!!!!
Bridgette

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