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The Wrecking Company

The Wrecking Company

By Elton Camp

Penny was knitting in the living room
When, against the wall, a terrible boom
A wrecking ball crashed inside
First, poor Penny tried to hide

She rushed out the back door
To see a sight she did abhor
Her house being knocked to the ground
She rushed to the foreman with a frown

“How dare you destroy my house this way!”
Penny gaped at its ruins in utter dismay
Too bad, I am just following orders, ma’am.”
“You can’t be and you had better scram!”

“Demolish 102 North Oak Street it does say.
So that’s the reason I am doing this way.”
Just as the final wall of her house fell,
“Idiot, this is South Oak,” she did tell

“Sorry about that,” was his flip reply
“To be more careful, I’ll have to try.”
As the wrecking crew drove away
A final word the foreman did say

“Everybody makes an occasional mistake.
To my supervisor, please don’t bellyache.
You could even cause me to be fired
It was only last week that I was hired.”

Copyright © Elton Camp

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