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Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

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Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

Mary, Mary quite contrary, tell me, how does your garden grow?

Please tell me why you are so successful - I really need to know!

I hoe and spade and fertilize and sow the very best of seeds,

But try as I may, all I can grow are slimy slugs and weeds!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 5/28/2013 12:11:00 AM
    Gardening will never be my forte... eating, well, THAT'S another story! Your humor just doesn't let up... I would like to see one on the nursery rhyme Rock a Bye Baby... I bet you could do it! ;)

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 9:25:00 AM
    Great winning work..I hate those slimmy bugs as well as those weeds..My flower garden is over run with weeds right now..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:59:00 PM
    Cute Bob,,,, you have a blessed Easter Sunday ;}

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:32:00 AM
    I love it, and it's so easy to read! That's important with a nursery rhyme! Have a good Easter Holiday, Bob! RAY

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:16:00 AM
    You, too? Not to mention my dogs step all over them... LOL... Congratulations on the win!

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 2:36:00 AM
    Sounds like my garden Bob. Congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 10:46:00 PM
    Spoken like a true frustrated gardener. Congratulations on your win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Hello Bob,, congratulations with your wonderful win in Debra's "Nursery Rhyme" contest. Love the message in the poem. Take care and enjoy the up coming Easter Holiday. Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:20:00 PM
    one of my faves in this contest right here!! I love the parody style. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Hi and congratulations on your win Robert xx

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Really liked where you took the contest theme... good job. I grow lots of weeds and could use her know how too !! Congratulations on your win and thanks for entering my contests !!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:25:00 PM
    way to do the nursery rhyme contest, Robert!!! Very good.

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 8:35:00 AM
    I like this. I too have problems growing plants, but I have a lot of weeds. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 9:40:00 PM
    Lol. Too funny, Bob! It reminds me of myself. I tried to grow a rose garden once. Had to deal with the weeds and the thorns! Great laugh for my bed time :)

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:50:00 PM
    I think we are related...I grow the most lovely weeds...lol..You always make me smile. BG

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 3:47:00 PM
    - My dear friend ...... you did it again .... I just want to say thank you .... because you hand out your words with smiles!! <3 / / Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:22:00 PM
    Nice to read your words once again Bob, soon it will be time to plant our gardens, and what a joy it will be to watch the fruits of our labor grow, sure you have some green thumb in you, have a great day love xxx

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 1:04:00 PM
    This write is very ingenious my friend! I really enjoyed reading this fine poem this afternoon! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Another great one Robert :-) :-)