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Suits And Ties

One of my boyhood dreams was to become a successful functionary,
With an office with a view, a fine oak desk and a pretty secretary!
To wear a suit and tie (to me) would be the pinnacle of success.
I was sick of wearin' brogans and overalls - I'd settle for nothin' less!

I suppose to a certain degree my youthful dreams came true.
For thirty years I wore a tie with the Air Force suit of blue.
Anon, the wearin' of a suit and tie had lost much of its appeal.
My discomfiture at wearin' a stranglin' tie became hard to conceal!

My spouse attributes my disdain for suits and ties as a lack of cultivation.
To not wear a suit and tie to church she considers an abomination!
I'll deign to wear such garb for a weddin' or funeral to be a tad more couth,
But I suffer thro' each excruciatin' minute of the ordeal to tell the truth!

Here in the wild west, a well-dressed dude wears scruffy boots and jeans.
Shucks, the feller could be a prosperous rancher and a man of means!
I'm in heavenly bliss wearin' my jeans sans a constrictin' suit and tie.
I feel as free as a golden eagle soarin' in the pristine Colorado sky!

I reckon that when I cease to function and bid my friends adieu,
That they'll insist on displayin' my mortal shell for everyone to view.
But if they dress me out in a daggone suit and especially a throttlin' tie,
There ain't no delicate way to express it - I'll just up and die!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 10/22/2012 4:02:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Hi Robert yet another great write no how you feel love the line about the golden eagle in the colorado skys reminds me of my favourite singer John Denver, my your wishes be respected but not to soon keep em ciming my friend, all the best Owen, do wish I could actually see on=e of those eagles flying free.

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 2:52:00 PM
    oh, to be born in the days of Ben Cartwright and the Ponderosa boys. I bet you'd have loved that, huh? I think many men feel as you do, bob!!

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 6:01:00 PM
    A wonderful write... Time changes so many ideas... I've seen mine change in so many ways, too. Very reflective poem.

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Enjoyed, Bob. Awesome write. Nice going. Check your E-Mail. Ralphie.

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 7:11:00 PM
    Hee haw! This one rattles a chord deep within. Love the way you work through your disgust and still give it the humor it deserves!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 9:48:00 PM
    I've enjoyed reading this awesome write of yours, Robert! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!!! hugs:) Leonora

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Bob, nice to read your work again, you sound very happy not to be wearing your suit and tie, well done...David

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:05:00 AM
    Funny! In my lifetime, I may have worn a suit and tie maybe 28 times and even that may be stretching it a bit! Funerals, weddings and once at a Halloween dance! LOL Cheers!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 4:58:00 AM
    Let us remember .... it's personality that is important - not "shell / clothes" on the outside - Thanks for writing so amusing and everyday poetry / stories, Bob. - Congratulations on your latest win poems: FIRST PRICE well deserved!! Have a lovely day with your wife. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:45:00 PM
    As you said Robert - it is funny. When I die I want to wear a beautiful night gown, since I'm going to sleep forever. I want to look good. Thanks for sharing. Lucy

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:42:00 PM
    This is hilarious my friend, extremely funny! I really enjoyed this wondrous write, each and every stroke of the suit and tie being the brunt of the joke! I don't like the suit and tie bit either Bob, I'm a jeans and polo shirt man myself...but can be bribed into a pair of dockers for some good food! What a brilliant poem of your creation, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Fantastic piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:41:00 PM
    You got a good smile out of me with this one Robert, I told my family when I die I want to be buried in a sexy red dress and a pair of sneakers in case I want to sprint out of the coffin, so my friend, just wear your blue jeans and a tea shirt that reads, "If you think I'm dead, I'm just kidding" big hugs to you and your sweat lady, xxx vie

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:32:00 PM
    Another great poem Bob. You fly high again.

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:25:00 PM
    Excuses, excuses....wont fly, dude..Ill bet your a handsome thing in a BG

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:25:00 PM
    Dear Bob H., thank you for the smiles.. your ending was expressed perfectly.. love your poem..Good nigh..PD

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:10:00 PM
    Hi Bob, my husband would agree, he just hates wearing a tie and suit and will find any excuse (too hot, not formal occasion) to get out of it. He said he gets buried in his jeans. Loved the poem! Lee