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The boating pond

 I got a part-time job 
of which i"m very fond. 
It is down at the South Inch 
at the local boating pond. 

I help to sell the tickets 
and call out when they"re done, 
and in this sunny weather 
it really is quite fun. 

There are fifteen rowing boats 
and paddlers if you must, 
but there are no sailing dinghy"s 
the wind here does not gust. 

The job it needs attention, 
you have a pen and book. 
To keep track of everybody, 
and you have to look... 

to see that all is well 
and no one misbehaves. 
The waters only three foot deep 
but their life you"d have to save. 

But on one Saturday, 
the pond was really busy 
so much going on 
my head was really dizzy. 

I looked into my book. 
What is a man to do. 
I could not hurry time 
there will always be a queue. 

"Number six your time is up" 
I called with little choice. 
Then looked across the water 
as they ignored my voice. 

"Number six,"I faintly croaked, 
"are you doing fine?" 
and then the penny dropped 
"In trouble number nine?" 

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  1. Date: 5/24/2011 2:53:00 PM
    i love the comical note that this poem carries.

    flanders Avatar ned flanders
    Date: 5/24/2011 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanking you very much..cheers.