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wayoutwalt
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Late in the week and no one has called
A swing set is here needing installed
My daughter cries "Oh where can they be?"
"They will get here, dear, once they are free
For now spin around one hundred times
You'll fly as a bird sing as LeAnn Rimes"
Then I get guilty and tell her not so
I look outside as she gives it a go

Then I declare I might just not know how
But God as my witness I'll do it right now
Suddenly the fear gripping me ceases
All that is here are just puzzle pieces
Unafraid I think I'll do this with ease
But the booklet's mostly in Vietnamese
I call my friend he speaks it real fluent
But he's been busted a fleeing truant

So six months later spinning daughter
Booklet comes for swing set I bought her
She now walks with both her legs in limps
From crashed down failure swing set attempts
It is December we build ourselves fire
And we talk about our swing set desire

Then many weeks of wrench handle breaks
I still have vowed whatever it takes
Christmas Eve I lay with simmering guilt
Santa will come and swing set'll be built
Instead he gives tools, my girl a spinning top
Into the night I hear laughter won't stop

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
WITH OBLIGATIONS UNMET

I'LL SEE YA'LL NEXT YEAR
HURRY AND BUILD THAT SWING SET


Then from the starry sky falls a Cherub bum
Who bestows my girl with equilibrium
We swing in the spring with a gentle push
From Cherub bum we laugh has a cute toosh
We slide down the slide my girl says with pride
Santa Claus ain't the man Dad you are inside
And I say to her that ole LeAnn Rimes
Never sung a sweet song like she has this time


 in a canyon in a cavern excavatin for a mine
dwelt a miner forty niner and his daughter clemintine!!! yeehaw!




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Nan
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ROFLMAO... Looks like Santa should've brought Dad some tools for X-Mas, eh???

Too funny... I can just picture you there waiting on the front stoop for the swing builder for 6 months too...
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2 posted 06-01-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

At least you got it built for her...a good poem sir, how many time have we looked at directions and said Huh?  
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3 posted 06-01-2000 06:57 PM       View Profile for Blondie   Email Blondie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blondie

Love this poem...made me laugh

If I remember correctly my dad once built me a swing set (It took him 2 months to figure out how to attach the slide.  ) and a week later a really bad thunderstorm hit and blew the darn thing away, he was so angry.  
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I've been there.  I recently assembled a tricycle for my grandson...when he pedaled the wheels wouldn't turn.  Poor grandson had to push himself around the back yard until I finally got it going right.  Now I'm assembling those shelves for the garage (why I don't know...we just dump everything on the floor).  They are a b***ch to assemble.

This was good, makes me feel less inept with regards to assembling items.
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This was funny, Walt, but also very sweet...I could see so much love in the humor.
wayoutwalt
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just got finished for real and i was wonderin how to get that slide on o and yuh my paw in law did most the figgurin out yuh uyh
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LOL, walt, this sounds just like my dad!  We call him "Wrong Way Rob" because he puts everything together backwards or upside down when he does it.  Awesome poem, I loved it!  
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Walt  goodness sakes - a darn swing set
poor baby girl.  LOL
Glad you finally got it up.
cute poem and at least you are honest

`netswan
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