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Shovelin' Snow

I woke this mornin' anticipatin' a steamin' cup o' joe,
But peerin' out the winder I saw piles and piles of snow!
My, oh my, how I pined to live in sunny Arizony,
But no, the missus insisted we retire in Colorady!

I would've much preferred to continue my cozy snooze,
But duty called so I donned my mackinaw and overshoes.
For a while that savory cup o' java I must forego,
And attack the mounds of blowin' and driftin' snow!

Facin' me was three foot drifts of that fluffy stuff.
I knew I was in for a challengin' huff and puff!
Neighbors greeted each other with frosty hellos,
Then all dug in with shovels and flyin' elbows!

I had the sidewalk and driveway very nearly cleared,
When comin' around the bend, a roarin' truck appeared!
'Twas the county snow removal guy and with a silly grin,
Heaped snow back upon my driveway much to my chagrin!

After a couple of cups of coffee that I had consumed,
I agin tackled the drive which needed to be exhumed!
This snow shovelin' thing was sure gettin' out of hand,
But I reckon I could be in Arizony shovelin' driftin' sand!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:20:00 AM
    Arizona is Dust storms... and everyone uses a leaf blower to blow the dust out of their yards, (into their neighbors) that have been covered with colorful rocks and gravel... (My Dad lives there) In Missouri this morning ice covered the bird seed... The birds were flustered and hard at work trying to loosen it, to get some. So I took a coal shovel to it... Now we have happy birdies... Thank goodness Monday is my Hubby's day off Work!

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Oh no, Bob, I can't picture anyone shoveling sand. But, then again, I'm from Texas, where I shovel out the sand. Enjoyed the poem. SKAT

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 11:28:00 AM
    Bob, I love this but here in UK we are having floods, rivers bursting banks and waning whole houses away ...hope you are keeping well...David

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 9:36:00 AM
    This year Toronto is also lodged with lot of snow. A nice poem.

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 1:31:00 PM
    - You have more snow than in Norway this winter - Heavy exercise, snow shoveling - take care of your heart ... you are not 24 years longer .... - Wish you a lovely weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 5:28:00 PM
    i know just how you feel! living in the city, i don't have to deal with the shoveling but my son just moved to the 'burbs and every time it snows, someone rings his doorbell and offers to shovel the driveway for $50! yikes! you could make a fortune, bob! loved the poem...

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 4:36:00 PM
    Hi Robert; I was wondering what you were up to. Now I know. I love your poem, but I feel sorry for you, that have to shovel all that snow. I moved from Chicago to Texas 20 years ago. Now I just see the snow on TV. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 10:52:00 AM
    Oh my friend , I really feel for you ; yet I appreciate this thought :''But I reckon I could be in Arizony shovelin' driftin' sand!''; that tells us that every place with its problem. Take heart bob,it will soon be over. Nice work.

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 11:01:00 PM
    Nice...I shoveled 3 times today in Chitown...nice write Tim