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Ode to a Shrunken Sweatshirt

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Ode to a Shrunken Sweatshirt

It wasn't that she couldn't read
It was just instructions she failed to heed
For on the back was a washing label
100% fact, 0% fable
Perhaps she thought it was a lie
"Drip dry" "Drip dry" "Drip dry"
Before they were washed the fit was roomy
And I would say it's safe to assumey
That deep within her Christmas heart
She longed for a gift from old Walmart

For as they tumbled in the dryer
And the heat got higher higher
A man's size large became a small
Becoming short instead of tall

Now it wasn't that she pulled a boner
The sweats just got a brand new owner
"Hello" to Kris, to Jim "Good-bye"
"Drip dry" "Drip dry" "Drip dry"

Copyright © James Rasmusson

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  1. Date: 1/29/2011 3:57:00 PM
    We all make those mistakes sometimes..It is good that someone can use the shirt and not have to give it away...Enjoyed reading your work..By the way, I hate those fabrics that have to be dripdried...Thanks for making your presence at my work rewarding to me..Sara

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 7:17:00 AM
    Humorous and cleverly written rhyme, James. It was fun to read. Thanks.

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 7:39:00 PM
    Hi James.Nice bit of fun.Loved it.Also nice to read something llight that makes me smile at the end of the day.Incidently did you sort out the centering for future submits- by typing word center?Once again thanks for the chuckle.Luv June.

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 10:13:00 AM
    A pleasure to read your awesome humorous poetry today Jim. I wish you the best in your endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 6:22:00 PM
    I had this neat wool sweater once and washed it... it looked like a childs toy after that.

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 6:20:00 PM
    I love it , I love it, I've done it