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Reporting Live On The Soup (Colorado)

"Howdy to you all from Colorado!  This is Cletus Schlunk reporting,
Where gossip is fair and balanced and there is little or no distorting!
It's the home of the Rockies, Broncos, Nuggets and potholes galore,
And old mining towns like Leadville and Cripple Creek, full of western lore!"

"Hordes of gaping tourists from all over come to visit the Centennial State,
So I collared one to get his views and his comments to you I'll relate."
"Sir, could you spare a few minutes of your time for a little chat?
Tell me where you're from and where did you get that silly hat?"

"Ah'm frum th' great state uv Texus an' that's a hunder'd dollar Stetson son.
Now, don'tcha go a-makin' sport uv me - ah've cum here ta have a little fun!"
"Be forewarned that when sipping a cool Coors, respect the altitude here."
"Yup! Ah've figgered out that jes' one uv 'em will set ya' on yer rear!"

"What do you think of our magnificent mountains reaching for the sky?"
"Shucks! We used to have 'em in Texus an' they wuz nearly twice as high!
But ah'm here ta tell ya', they wuz flattened out years an' years ago.
That's why Texus is th' biggest state in the lower 48, I want ya'all ta know!"

"Have you fished our pristine streams, many that are off the beaten track?"
"Yup!  Caught a 30-incher - he wuz a Texus minner so I throwed 'im back!"
"Well, folks, he out-bragged me so I brought the interview to a hasty cease!
Till next time, from Colorful Colorado, I wish each of you happiness and peace!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No. 2 in the "Reporting Live On The Soup" Contest - July 2010

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Date: 7/19/2010 10:06:00 AM
Congratulations Robert on your well deserved win in SKAT AKA IRMA'S contest "Reporting Life on the Soup" (State). Love, Carol
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Date: 7/18/2010 6:24:00 PM
congatulations BoB H. sure was a winner when I first saw it as an entry,, cool write,..p..d
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Date: 7/18/2010 9:05:00 AM
Congrats Bob on your winning poem in Irma's contest.. your reporting and rhyming are expert of course and u earned your victory so well deserved for this piece.. with luv..
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Date: 7/18/2010 8:31:00 AM
Awesome piece Robert, had me chuckling all the way through. Many congratulations on your win in this fine contest >> James
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Date: 7/18/2010 6:17:00 AM
Glad to see you HIGH up in dat der winner jamboree! Light 7 love
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Date: 7/17/2010 10:08:00 PM
This was super fun to read Bob H ^_^!! I loved the Texas flavor which you oh so generously put in here-- enjoyed this!! Congrats on your 2nd place win, Bob! -- nikko :)
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Date: 5/26/2010 8:09:00 AM
Good luck to you in the contest! This is an awesome write. Been absent from soup with no internet and borrowing friends from time to time to post and read my fav poets. I enjoy your writing VERY much. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great day! Love Scarlett P.S. I miss all my friends on the soup!
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Date: 5/24/2010 7:18:00 PM
Unique and original Bob and good luck in this exciting contest from Irma sweetie ... mine is "Garden State Jambalya" if u care to read...enjoyed your great play on words... with luv from the "sweetheart"
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Date: 5/24/2010 4:54:00 PM
Thanks again. I sent the EMail now I'll wait for an answer. We'll see what they say. Rgds Ralph
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Date: 5/24/2010 4:45:00 PM
Thanks anyway - just thought I'd ask. All the best to you guys and have a good one. ur pal ...Ralph
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Date: 5/24/2010 4:25:00 PM
Hi, Bob. I have something bugging me. Hoping you can help. I asked in the chat room but got no answer. Question - How come sometimes after you read someones poem they want you to "Log In" before you make a comment on the poem? I'm already Logged in. It's puzzeling. Got any idea? Thanks my friend, Ralph.
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Date: 5/23/2010 8:54:00 PM
A "winner" for sure.. just fantastic.. best of luck in the contest...
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Date: 5/23/2010 8:53:00 PM
I acknowledge The Reporting Live, Bob. Great entry. Good luck. seems winner
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Date: 5/23/2010 7:01:00 PM
Howdy Bob.....!!! For an ole' Texan rode this contest without gettin bucked off!! Lordy, this is a winner!! :)
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Date: 5/23/2010 5:16:00 PM
This is some great stuff Robert ! I wish you the best in the contest ! james
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Date: 5/23/2010 5:15:00 PM
I'm flaberghasted! amazing unique and to my fav's (don't many git there!) Light & Love
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Date: 5/23/2010 3:28:00 PM
Well, giddyup and get me ta Texas where dem folks have quite the accent. This will excel in the contest, Bob!! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 5/23/2010 2:46:00 PM
Outstanding, Bob. Gonna be tought to beat, pardner. Best of luck - tho I don't think you'll need it. Thanks for your words. ur pal, Ralph.
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Date: 5/23/2010 2:14:00 PM
watch out Bob, if any one can pull it off you sure did. I am a bit stuck on mine. good luck to you Bob H. , this report brought a smile to me from Texas,..p..d
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