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My Funk 'n Wagnalls says 'petrified' means scared out of one's hide!

Oft' I've pondered what caused the Petrified Forest to become so 'petrified'!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:38:00 PM
    ... It is so good that no one is like here on the "soup" .... glad that you share your smile, thank you. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:25:00 AM
    Funny observation... I enjoy wordplay and when poets make great use of it. What indeed did the forest see? You might have to explain what Funk 'n Wagnalls is though... a dictionary or encyclopedia perhaps?

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 9:31:00 PM
    lol, a petrified forest...the whole forest or just a section that is envious of another section of the forest! Ha ha, I loved this poem, you must think about these things deeply in order to come up with these clever poems! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem are a master of this kind of humor! Keep up the awesome work my friend! Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 8:00:00 PM
    I wonder if it becomes petrified at itself. I would be - getting lost in there! :) See your funny side of things, Bob, lol. Love it :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 6:01:00 PM
    lol, Bob H., I to wonder why the forest is someone unable to move and leaves one in fear.. awesome couplet... Linda

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 3:56:00 PM
    ha! you are so funny, bob - i love the way your mind works and how clever you are at getting those thoughts down in rhyme!