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The Postman Cometh

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The Postman Cometh

My prankster, older son, came home from college, just the other day.
He saw such great possibilities, in how, he, with the Trolls, could play.
Now, you must remember, my son, has always been, a tad bit wild.
But, he truly is a charmer, when he has a new brainchild, compiled.

The Postman had been so Leary of dropping off mail, with the Trolls about.
So daily, I would greet him, explaining, they were really harmless, big old louts.
And I complained a little, of the time spent, to convince him, back at the house.
So my son took up the cause, yes, he was actually going to try to help me out.

Each day, he got the mail, I was so proud that he was trying to solve my plight.
He said he had an idea, which he would try, the last day in town, to set it right.
Of course, I believed him, he was my son, and I felt such pride, as he drove away.
Then I waited for the surprise, he’d set with the Trolls, to make everything OK.

The postman made his rounds, as usual, until he came toward our house. 
Then he shot off like a rocket, which was truly outward bound… the louse.
So I ran out to catch him, for in his hurry, he’d forgotten to drop off my mail…
But he was so fast that I missed him… so back to the house I did sail…

In front of the garage… sat 3 Trolls in bib overalls in their rocking chairs.
Across their laps lay shotguns, yes, the really heavily gauged ones…
And there before my eyes were crickets playing banjos all around…
With ‘Deliverance’, the song they’d used, to make that mailman bound…
 
But don’t worry; I got even with my prankster son… To end this tale…
The next time he ask for money… I said… the check is… in the mail.


1st place in the Contest: Smile Your on Candid Camera

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  1. Date: 4/12/2014 11:50:00 PM

    :) This is nice!. Thanks for recommending it!!! THank you for sharing your comments on my text. I definitely plan to read all your writings.

  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:30:00 AM

    Carol, Congratulations, on your own favorite poem. Stay Xool *xox* Forever LINDA

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:22:00 PM

    Congratulations on a great poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 3:48:00 PM

    : D !!!! Love it! Congratulations on your win, Carol! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 11:42:00 AM

    congrats on your fascinating win for this witty piece,carol.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 6:36:00 AM

    It was a pleasure to read the poem you consider your favorite and best. Congratulations on the win, carol

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:49:00 PM

    that's hilarious how you had the trolls playing Deliverance music to scare the poor postman. You are a WILD lady, Carol!!!

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in this "Candid Camera" contest Carol. I am sorry it is late. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 5:36:00 AM

    Congratulations on your super win my dear friend, Carol! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:56:00 PM

    Carol, congrats with your awesome poem ..always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 8:07:00 AM

    Carol, I love this, Congrats--well deserved!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:04:00 AM

    I am glad this magical tale won. Great job!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:30:00 AM

    I like this one Carol....love the ending...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:24:00 AM

    Way to go, Carol! Congrats on this amusing story!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 4:56:00 AM

    Very creative write my friend Carol. Big congratulations on your grand win! cheers!!!!!! :)

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 4:55:00 AM

    Love this Carol should have taken top spot alone xx

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 4:30:00 AM

    Great one Carol.....Seren

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 9:54:00 AM

    Those trolls have corrupted your son! Those little rascals-love the line about the "Deliverance" song!!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:28:00 AM

    Hey hey, today I am on P.S. looking, it is a long time since I've been here but now I'm here to read your poems, in the hope that you will read my latest poem, I liked your poem a lot. Hugs Laila

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:06:00 AM

    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Carol. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 10:31:00 AM

    As always Carol another jewel in the Troll collection. - No one is too old to read your Troll poems ...... Thank you for taking the time to write this. - I know how busy it is for you now - I helped my father through the same thing 2 years ago. - Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:39:00 PM

    You are simply magical. I love the way you tell stories. You are gifted and your stories are a gift. If you could see me you would know that I am giving you a standing ovation.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:09:00 PM

    Oh yeah, that'll do it! Actually tried to learn to play banjo; the one in the poem was mine once. Could pick out "duelin' banjo's a bit, but not well. Sent you a S mail a day or so back. Life has not been the same since those trolls came around; even have a limerick keeping me awake about "BadArthur Troll", but it's too smelly to post on the soup - something to do with a loose sphincter. Hope things are going well with your dad. Oh yeah, crickets! Buddy Holly must be rollin' over!