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A Tribute to Robert L Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF Ret

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A Tribute to Robert L Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF Ret

If he and I were neighbors,
Why, I doubt if we’d be friends.
On many major issues, we’d be
Found on different ends.

Just pick a topic and I know
We never would agree.
Our politics alone would prove

And yet, I love to read his poems
And he reciprocates.
Our writing’s formed a bond of which
There can be no debates.

His rhyming stories crack me up – 
They’re laughter-generators – 
And he’s aware I’m partial to
A poem that mentions “taters!”

So here’s to Robert Hinshaw,
My retired Air Force friend.
I’ll always be a reader of
Whatever he has penned!

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  1. Date: 5/3/2013 9:25:00 AM

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Congrats ilene. :)

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Very nice! I see his tribute is to you, also! Congratulations on your top finish!

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your Win and Congratulations on describing Robert perfectly....He's like you , most enjoyable.....

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Ditto here! I like the "Sarge", quite a bit. RAY

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:32:00 PM
    He is the best..and this is a great tribute. BG

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Ilene, I love Bob H., this is a nice and lovely tribute. Congratulations!!! God bless your blessing poem. Goodnight*LINDA

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 11:32:00 AM
    A well-deserved win for your tribute, Ilene. Your rhyming kept me spellbound. :)

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 8:35:00 AM
    cograts on the top spot Ilene xx

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:27:00 AM
    Certainly Robert is worthy of a tribute..well done, congrats:) Jag

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 7:22:00 AM
    I am SO happy to see you on top of this list my friend!...You picked a worthy soul to honor...Sargent Hinshaw reminds me a bit of Will Rogers - Tim

  1. Date: 4/5/2013 1:44:00 AM
    Great job! This was perfect.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 11:02:00 PM
    Well done, congrats....Seren

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Cöngrats on your crown win. Smiles~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:45:00 PM
    HEY, this is AWESOME. FIRST place. YEP, you choose a good'un!!! Congrats.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Thanks for entering, this was my absolute favorite.

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 10:44:00 AM
    Way to bridge the gap ilene. Well done and much appreciated. Peace! Oh, and bty, your rhyming and meter are spot on as usual. :)

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:55:00 PM
    Ilene, I've not had the pleasure of reading Mr. Hinshaw's poetry until now, thanks to you. I'm headed straight for his corner and hope to see you both there for that BBQ! Excellent writing (as usual coming from you) and thanks for commenting on "One Last Toast." And YES - all puns were both intentional and under the influence of ..... some very tasty grape juice:) Cheers, Terry

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Ilene - You are so very clever. I also love to read Bob's poetry. Kathy

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 6:24:00 PM
    Lol, it's too funny, Ilene. Perfect tribute. Yes, he is that, lol. Love his poems!