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A Snarly Response to a Stupid Request

My timely explanation is coming soon Don’t hold your breath, I beg you please, As soon as the cow jumps over the moon I’ll write you a note, hoping to appease. I do not have the info right now at hand I am too busy to do the needed research, Besides, I already have my day planned, And your stupid request puts me in a lurch. Consider Google, Wikipedia, or another A wealth of information at your fingertips, If all else fails, you could ask your brother Or go to tik-tok and stare at the newsclips. You know, I hate to be so blunt with you, But just how important is this information? Your request has come to me out of the blue And, frankly, to you I have no obligation. So, a timely explanation is coming soon Don’t hold your breath, I beg you please As soon as the cow jumps over the moon, I’ll write you a note, hoping to appease.
Written August 29, 2022

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Date: 9/1/2022 1:11:00 AM
"And your stupid request puts me in a lurch." - because so much information is out there, it is almost insane now!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/1/2022 9:12:00 AM
Wholeheartedly agree!
Date: 8/31/2022 2:25:00 PM
I love information. I can't get enough, and I never get tired of research. Wish I could flow like the masters, and you are one! Love it when you're frank. Glad you enjoyed your write, I did too!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/31/2022 2:54:00 PM
Thanks so much, Anaya. I appreciated your comment on my poem.
Date: 8/30/2022 2:37:00 PM
Love the flow of these lines, Milton! So effortless and natural as if you were copying it from your mind as it was dictating it to you! May more like this one come your way. / Maurice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/30/2022 6:42:00 PM
Thanks so much, Maurice. I really appreciate a comment like this coming from you, whom I consider to be a master at short poetry.
Date: 8/30/2022 9:32:00 AM
LOL - terrific response Milt! Linda
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/30/2022 12:43:00 PM
Fun write, Linda. Thanks!
Date: 8/30/2022 5:00:00 AM
Interesting thoughts Milt! So entertaining to read are they as well! In reading the comments, I see that it just came to you and I love when that happens, some of the words that come out are outrageous and something that you would not have thought of consciously! Good one! Happy Tuesday !!!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/30/2022 12:44:00 PM
Thank you, Mike. True. I have no idea how this poem came to be in my mind, so I just let it pour out and then posted it. Mike, you have a marvelous week, too.
Date: 8/29/2022 9:29:00 PM
Some think their time is more important than yours. I'm not sure I've seen that explained any better. Nice!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/30/2022 12:44:00 PM
Thanks, Andy. I enjoyed writing it.
Date: 8/29/2022 3:46:00 PM
Is it raining red or blue…I just had to ask. Very funny
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/29/2022 5:39:00 PM
(chuckling!) Neither....
Date: 8/29/2022 2:45:00 PM
nowadays....it would just be a snarky emoji....
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/29/2022 5:40:00 PM
You are probably right about this, John.
Date: 8/29/2022 1:37:00 PM
Milton I know it is fictional but you know this happens in life. Especially at the worst time ha ha. I know how you feel. It feels as though someone is taking advantage or they are too lazy to do it themselves imposing themselves on someone's good character, because they know they can take advantage. When I first read it I sense you were angry at the request for the reasons I stated. what ever the case I can sympathize with you on this one because I have experienced, what you wrote, ironically.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/29/2022 7:28:00 PM
Thanks, Michael, for your kind and insightful comment. Actually, I was chuckling through most of it...not angry at all. I have no idea where the roots of this poem lay. It was just one of those fun writes that came to me.
Date: 8/29/2022 12:56:00 PM
Milt, I don't know who you are talking about/to but I hope they stop bothering you, love your style of writing in this rhyming poem ~
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/29/2022 1:22:00 PM
O, Constance, this is purely fiction. I thought of the first line, and it just keep getting worse! I was chuckling as I wrote it. Sometimes you get this sort of response when you ask for information from a company. Not quite this bad, but similar. Thanks!
Date: 8/29/2022 12:47:00 PM
Well that certainly told them Milton, but sadly some have hides like a rhino and still don't get the message. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 8/29/2022 1:22:00 PM
Strictly fiction. See my response to Constance. I plan to keep this poem on file in case I need it on some future occasion!