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Coincidental Names And Vocations

I was reminiscing the other day about people I've known o'er the years,
And found it strange that their names corresponded with their careers.
For instance, Joseph Carpenter was handy with hammer, nails and saw.
Clyde Barrister, famed ambulance chaser, successfully practiced law!

Art Paynter, dabbled in pornographic oils and is now confined in prison.
My dentist, Whitey Capps, takes care of my choppers as if they were his'n.
A neighbor, Semmi Riggs, is a long-haul trucker and is on the road a lot.
He married a classmate of mine, Tipsy Toper, renowned as the village sot!

An old army buddy, Hank Roper, is a cowpoke and rides the rodeo scene.
An old girl friend of mine, Freda Flick, is now starring on the silver screen.
The town ne'er-do-well, Don Heller, got religion and became a preacher.
His brother Bob (known as stuttering Bob) became an English teacher!

Willie Wrench turned out to be one of the finest Buick mechanics around,
And his wife Lila (nee Leak) is a plumber and none better is to be found.
Cyrus Cloud is working for the National Weather Service as a meteorologist,
And I hear that Buddy Butts has a thriving practice as a famed proctologist!

Frenchie Horne has his own band and I see him on the boob tube now and again.
An old pal, Gilbert Graves, is the village undertaker located at Fifth and Main.
Was it intentional or fickle fate that wedded these names to their vocation?
I reckon in a sense 'twas both due to a struggling bard's wild imagination!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Date: 10/19/2014 12:33:00 AM
You forgot Polly & Esther who started their own fabric company. LOL! Your sense of humor is uncanny and full of charm... keep on spreading the laughs.
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Date: 10/16/2014 12:13:00 PM
you're a real smartie, bob.. conjuring those names and relating these to their work is very creative.. I had fun with this one.. huggs
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Date: 10/10/2014 11:27:00 PM
Outstanding, Bob. Very clever. Great job. I also take this opportunity to wish you and Vera a Very Happy Anniversary. God bless and be well, my friend. ...Ralph
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Date: 10/7/2014 4:25:00 PM
Bob H, every line is excellent. The imagination goes a long way. Always a Fan....LINDA
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Date: 10/7/2014 12:39:00 PM
Nicely done, Bob H, Enjoy your day, Love ~SKAT~
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Date: 10/6/2014 10:54:00 PM
Now, did you take a funny pill again? You are a riot. STill laughing...BG
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Date: 10/6/2014 10:05:00 PM
Hmmmm.. Makes me think of a few names in the Soup. That just might be an interesting sequel ;)
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Date: 10/6/2014 8:52:00 PM
hey bob! i'm assuming that this is fictional, but i loved it anyway! very clever and perfectly rhymed (as always!). thanks for the smiles tonight...
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Date: 10/6/2014 7:36:00 PM
I once had a teacher Charlie Brown and a boyfriend Michael Jackson. The teacher had red hair but was no blockhead and Mike was white. Great Poem Robert. Lots of fun and makes us all think of people we know.
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Date: 10/6/2014 6:54:00 PM
The name really does make the person! Very interesting read, a great humor in what is truthful at times. Well done, was nice reading this.
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Date: 10/6/2014 6:15:00 PM
Extremely humourous write Robert - the principal of our local private school was a Mr Shaw-Twilley - thankfully his christian name was George and not Ivor! Hugs Jan xxxx
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