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Nathan Hale

As the noose was slipped 'round Nathan Hale's neck he uttered this exclamation: "I regret that I have but one life to give for my nation!" But to his executioner he whispered an aside and had this to say: "Between you and me, I'd just as soon be fishin' on Nantuckett Bay!" Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired © All Rights Reserved Placed No. 3 in PD'S "Battle Of The Clerihew" Contest - January 2012

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Date: 1/29/2012 3:07:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Robert! Enjoyed your clerihew. Love, Kim
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Date: 1/28/2012 6:31:00 PM
Did Mr. Peabody and Sherman claim he said that? This is another great clerihew Bob.
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Date: 1/28/2012 9:02:00 AM
congrats Bob on winning poem .. loved this one from the start.. your wit is grand and thankxx for sharing a sweet one .. happy weekend..luv..
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Date: 1/28/2012 3:28:00 AM
Congratulations, Bob, on your win. Great poem! God bless, Maureen
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Date: 1/27/2012 7:55:00 PM
haha, this was a great funny last line. glad to see you high on the list. Congrats, Robert.
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Date: 1/27/2012 7:00:00 PM
He was quite a character! cOngrad's Light & Love
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Date: 1/27/2012 6:15:00 PM
Congratulations on your amazing write. Good job. Best regards, Jon
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Date: 1/27/2012 8:33:00 AM
Bob congrats on your win, I have actually done that and It would be my choice as well, great one..David
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Date: 1/27/2012 8:30:00 AM
Very enjoyable read with your humerous touch. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 1/27/2012 7:05:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in P.D.'s "Double Contest" Bob. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/27/2012 6:09:00 AM
Congrats to you on this winning clerihew!! Blessings, Rhonda
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Date: 1/27/2012 12:59:00 AM
BOB H., , CONGRATULATIONS with your wonderful win in my contest* hugs ;-)~p.d
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Date: 1/25/2012 12:12:00 PM
LOL Maybe we can resurrect Nathan (and the executioner) and take them on a charter fishing trip. I wonder what Hale would have said if he'd seen a Goliath Grouper. Great choice of entry for the contest, Bob. You always give me a laugh with your humorous poems :) Love, Carolyn
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Date: 1/23/2012 3:50:00 PM
Wow..are u kiddin me? That's really what he said? I would have been doubly devastated! Wonderful clerihew, Bob. Enjoyed..Gwendolen ps..go to the latest clerihew blog. ;)
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Date: 1/23/2012 3:28:00 PM
Great work about Nathan Hale..Yes, most anyone in those circumstances would rather have been fishing..Enjoyed reading this rainy afternoon..We were under tornado watch but it did not seem to come close to our area today..We got a good watering from the weather but some died in Alabama..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 1/23/2012 11:36:00 AM
Awesome write my friend! Like Linda-Marie said...I'm sure he was thinking just that, rather be fishin'! I really like this poem! Awesome Work!
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Date: 1/23/2012 9:41:00 AM
haha am sure he was feeling exactly that way Bob.. a great witty write.. and I have joined in the fun with one .. get to sm shortly luv.. how about my Giants??
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