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Bob Wire

As a kid, I was told
To beware and not touch
If I ever encountered Bob Wire.
This warning was something
I took quite to heart
So avoiding it was my desire.

It took many years
‘Til I learned that the word
Wasn’t “Bob” but was “barbed” with an “r;”
And that knowledge made sense
For a danger named Bob
Seemed both harmless and rather bizarre.

I saw some today
On the top of a fence
And remembered my enemy Bob.
As I chuckled, I thought
That just being a kid
Is a challenging, difficult job!

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Another beautiful write ilene. Another favorite of mine. Your poems are awesome.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:18:00 PM
    oh, my, another GREAT poem on something so simple and yet so interesting. I used to think they were saying "sacrament gym" instead of "gem" for the little message we took in church prior to taking sacrament. And I believed "there's a bad moon on the rise" sung by Creedance Clearwater was saying "there's a bathroom on the right" it's great fun to think it is something other than what you are really hearing!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 4:33:00 PM
    Excellent 6-line verses... again, with sublime cadence and rhyming. And what a lovely story! From now on I will call it 'bob wire' in memory of you! Well done Ilene!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 4:11:00 PM
    Bob Wire is my friend, taught me not to pretend to be something that I'm surely not. I'd cross the line taking what wasn't mine. Thinking that I would never get caught.