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They Won't Work And You Can't Fire 'Em

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They Won't Work And You Can't Fire 'Em

The rocket scientist looked in dismay as the rocket lay in a smolderin' heap!

'Twas fired t'ward Mars but was not to be - 'twas enow' to make a man weep!

As he skulked back to his office to figger out what went wrong,

A thought rattled thro' his skull settin' off a clangin' gong!

"The consarned thing is like some guv'mint workers I know!" he uttered!

"They won't work and you can't fire 'em!" under his breath he muttered!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Loved it...

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Hi Robert great love it, smiling wildy at this, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 5:37:00 PM
    lol, I always know I can rely on you to make me laugh! Hope you're both well and having a great week, Bob

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:41:00 PM
    - Thank you my friend ...... good one! - Always nice to read your gems! - Wish you all the best! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 11:04:00 AM
    robert, this is a wham of a piece... a real thrill to read and re-read with your spicy humor!... well done!...:) hope you are fine!

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 10:57:00 AM
    love the dialect...very good

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 6:54:00 PM
    This is good. They get to have all the fun. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 4:47:00 PM
    Cute one..Enjoyed reading this one today..There was a saying back in my father's day years and years ago..On some government jobs it always took four people to do a job for it was one coming, one ago'n, one working and one snoring..Great work that you have penned..Thanks for stopping by..So glad that Vera is much better..I know that lifts your spirits..Sara