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Big, Big Bird

I saw a big bird today at a local zoo. Its habitat is akin to that of a kangaroo. It was glaring at all as if to say, "Okay! I saw all, now go away!" Its digits can agonizingly kick, As if hit by a ton of brick! It is not a darling bird at all, And I cannot stand its blaring call! I know nothing of its ornithological stock. I do know it's too big to fry in an Asian wok! I was at a loss as I stood stroking jaw. Was it an ostrich or a cassowary that I saw? I can't think of anything worthy for that bird to say, So I shall lay down ballpoint and call it a day! Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (© All Rights Reserved) First Place In Nikko Palmario's "Without U & ME" Contest' - July 2010 PS: This was a contest where the use of the letters E, M & U was prohibited. The bird I spoke of was the EMU!

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Date: 7/7/2010 5:51:00 PM
... at it once more ... the cannons shout their applause ... congras! Canny
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Date: 7/7/2010 5:37:00 PM
First Place again! You got a magic pen, my friend. My heartiest congrats. Many kudos. Ralphie
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Date: 7/7/2010 12:50:00 PM
Congratulations. Great job. Proves one can write without an m, u or e just in case one has to.
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Date: 7/6/2010 2:01:00 PM
How grand LOL you know I couldn't do this at ALL...yike how IMPRESSIVE! The winner!
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Date: 7/5/2010 3:31:00 AM
Just one request Bob...make sure you keep picking up that ballpoint you laid down, okay?...Don't know how you managed to pull this one off but you shore did! - Many congrats on the first place win! - Tim
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Date: 7/3/2010 7:21:00 PM
Wonderful, impressive, awesome, and funny too! Congratulations on 1st place win! : )
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Date: 7/3/2010 8:56:00 AM
Nicely done, Bob. Congrats on a well deserved 1st! Dan C
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Date: 7/2/2010 9:43:00 PM
VERY smart! Enjoyed! :) -Grace
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Date: 7/2/2010 7:32:00 PM
This was a MOST deserved win, I must SAY!! And thanks for your comments to me today. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 7/2/2010 12:23:00 PM
First place congratulations to you Bob :) ~ Sharon
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Date: 7/2/2010 10:46:00 AM
Robert, this is pretty impressive, no wonder it won first place in the contest, many congratulations >> James
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Date: 7/2/2010 9:15:00 AM
Congratulations Robert on your fabulous poem being in the spotlight in Nikko Palmario's contest "Life without U & Me". It sure was a challenge. Love, Carol
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Date: 7/2/2010 8:42:00 AM
it was my total pleasure to give you 1st place for this, Bob :) haha that emu sure kicked me well ;) never saw it coming and I totally loved that! congrats again! ^_^ thank you btw for your wonderful comments on my etheree for Andrea--:)
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Date: 7/2/2010 8:34:00 AM
I knew this one would take top honors the first time I read it! Congrat's on your win, Bob!~Tirzah~
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Date: 7/2/2010 8:01:00 AM
Great work Bob!! I had a hard time with this contest...but you faced it head on!! :) Well done! ~ Love, Carrie
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Date: 7/2/2010 7:25:00 AM
AWESOME Bob ..congrats on your first place win in Nikko's great contest.. u did a beauty here without those m e and u letters.. as only the king of rhyme can ..enjoy my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. AlohA.. at 4 a.m.
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Date: 7/2/2010 7:13:00 AM
BIG BIG WIN for you Bob H!!! ^_^ haha I couldn't help but just laugh at the irony and WIT of this write of yours--you definitely got me good!!! You sure got me shaking my head with this one!! You are one clever man, Mr. H--totally loved this!! hahaha the emu never even crossed my mind, lol I can't help but laugh till now --^_^ Super congrats on your win with this!! ^_^
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Date: 7/2/2010 6:35:00 AM
Briliant - congratulations on you win
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Date: 6/30/2010 1:34:00 PM
I am glad you did Bob. I wouldn't dare guess. I always wanted my picture taken with a Llama. Doesn't exactly fit in this poem. Good Luck, God Bless, Cile
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Date: 6/27/2010 3:26:00 PM
:) ha ha, glad your poem is back. Very clever indeed that the subject of your poem uses all of those prohibited letters, but your poem doesn't use them at all. Love it ~ Sharon :)
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Date: 6/26/2010 10:15:00 PM
OH, wow, that footnote is so COOL. NO wonder you chose that particular bird. this one just has to score really high (as long as she catches no mistakes. I can't even try to find mistakes in people's poems but it sure looks like you got it perfect) LUv, andrea
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Date: 6/26/2010 8:20:00 AM
Awesome, Bob. Good luck. Good weekend. Una/Ralph
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Date: 6/25/2010 5:14:00 PM
Omg Bob Laughing so hard have tears in my eyes you bad boy. Carolyn told me this was a good one to check it out. Clever clever clever. Best to you in the winners circle I mean contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/25/2010 2:39:00 PM
Very creative, good writing skills shown here! Love the fun poem!
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Date: 6/25/2010 2:21:00 PM
Good one Bob H. always enjoying your fun poems as well...Have a nice one,..p.d.
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