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Vapor Lock

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Vapor Lock

Once upon a time while touring ancient Egypt land,
A frugal auld tourist from the bonny land of Scotland,
Decided the mysterious pyramids he desired to see,
And he demanded to visit them for a very nominal fee!

He repaired to his hotel bar, sat down and ordered a drink.
He needed ample time upon this bold adventure to think.
After downing several tumblers of Gordon's gin and tonic,
He thought, "By jove!  A trip by a camel would be exotic!"

He scurried to the local camel rental agency very much areel,
To haggle with the rental feller and strike up a deal,
That would guarantee a care-free trip to the pyramids and back!
An agreeable pact was struck and he gave the man some jack.

Just a few hot and dusty kilometers out of town,
The camel stopped, snorted and lay down!
The irate Scot hailed a traveler heading back east,
Saying, "Send that guy out here to rouse this insolent beast!"

Rubbing his nose and scratching he head he kicked the camel fast!
The hapless camel broke wind with a most resounding blast!
"Aha!" explained the agent, "The problem was easy to unlock!
This old feller had a very serious case of vapor lock!"

Robert L. Hinshaw,CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 9:29:00 AM
    Funny! Great poem. Brought back memories of riding around the pyramids daily (on a horse) Camels make me sea sick. Love it.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 9:13:00 AM
    Nice to reading your poem ..... as usual Bob. - Like it - Have a lovely day. - oxox Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 6:53:00 AM
    Brilliant this is funny, needs to be read out in front of an audience.... are you gamed???

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 3:47:00 PM
    LOL..those poor animals over there all skin and bones..well so are ALOT of the people so it's no wonder i guess! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 8:50:00 AM
    always a terrific write from u Bob with humor flowing to make us smile .. always enjoy the brilliant gift your pen provides us luv .. hope u two r doing well ..

  1. Date: 9/22/2012 5:18:00 PM
    Robert; This was a good one. You made me laugh. Thanks for sharing . Lucilla