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Gotta Laugh So I Don't Cry

              I gotta laugh...
        so I don't cry when I recall
      the day you and I knocked the Dan Quayle gaffe
        Dad, we sure had a ball!
  You've been gone almost two years; still miss you like mad!
  I'm sifting through my memory bank, somewhat sad
    Though pangs of grief isn't as bad...
  Anymore, Dad. Thanks for the memories and laughs





*The "Dan Quayle gaffe"(too many to count!) I was referring to specifically was Quayle altering an 8th grader's correct spelling of "Potato" to "Potatoe"*

Writing Challenge, June 2019, Crumbling Rhyme Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Dear Heart 
Date written and submitted: 06/16/2019

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Date: 6/30/2019 6:00:00 PM
Edward, congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful write and sorry for my delay in visiting ~
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/30/2019 10:53:00 PM
No worries, Constance:-) Thank you for my placement! I'm honored.
Date: 6/29/2019 7:06:00 PM
The gaffe sure made me laugh Edward, a lovely tribute to your father:-) hugs Jan xx
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/30/2019 7:12:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jan:-)
Date: 6/25/2019 8:01:00 PM
Oh yes.. the Dan Quayle potato gaffe, I remember it so well.. lol! Your beautiful poem is as poignant as it is intimate, Edward. Your expressive piece is wonderfully moving. Congratulations on your wonderful win. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/25/2019 9:05:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely comments and the congrats, Susan:-) Much love.
Date: 6/25/2019 11:47:00 AM
oh i remember those gaffes. Thanks for the memory! I enjoyed this. Congrats for your win.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/25/2019 2:27:00 PM
Thank you so much, Andrea:-) Those gaffes sure were memorable, lol
Date: 6/16/2019 2:23:00 PM
Well done, Edward. Love the way you turned this to a tribute to your dad on father's day.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/16/2019 2:31:00 PM
Thank you, Line. Happy Father's Day to you! I planned it that way:-) I wrote for Constance's contest 4 days ago but waited until today to enter...