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Surprise, Surprise

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Surprise, Surprise

His adoring wife told her hubby that she was with child!
He was so overjoyed that he walked on air, to put it mild!
He started making immediate plans for a handsome little boy,
That he could hunt and fish with and bring him untold joy!

A football, baseball and golf balls were on his shopping list,
A closet full of sports stuff, things he just could not resist!
He bought a box of cigars, the labels reading "ITS A BOY!"
He painted the nursery a sickly blue, much to his wife's annoy!

They settled back to await the big event and he began to muse,
Upon the young lad's future and the career he might choose.
"Why, he'll be President of these United States, I have no doubt,
Or perhaps a senator in Congress where he'll carry lots of clout!"

"Maybe a four star general in the Air Force wearing a suit of blue,
Or a famous research scientist finding a cure for the flu!
Hollywood, I'm sure, will call wanting to make him a star!
Perhaps a renowned attorney defending hapless souls before the bar!"

Momma delivered a charming little bundle and what do you think!
She presented Papa with the cutest little girl all wrapped up in pink!
He tenderly cuddled and kissed her as he proudly proclaimed,
"President of these United States she'll be, the first to be so named!"

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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  1. Date: 9/30/2013 5:59:00 PM

    This was one good one. I enjoyed very much. I go for that. A woman can be a President too..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:40:00 AM

    Hi Robert just wonderful made my day carry one the good works my friend, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:51:00 PM

    This is so cute, Bob! Great work! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 8:35:00 PM

    I like the way you write about desires and ambitions of men with kind humor, Bob