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Strolling Through Evergreen Cemetery

I was strolling through Evergreen Cemetery the other day, Glancing at epitaphs etched upon various stones along the way. Some flowing verse was out of this world but I can only assume, That the authors were forthcoming in how they met their doom! "Should an inconsiderate bird upon my stone alight, Please do me a favor and remove the blight!" "Here reposes a dude who tried to rob a lady teller, But she was a keener shot than this unlucky feller!" "Here sleeps ace pilot Captain Cletus Cole; His wings were clipped attempting a barrel roll!" "Here reclines butcher Clyde who cheated on his wife. Unknown to him she was also adept at wielding a butcher knife!" "Here lies Hank his mortal shell riddled with lead. He was nabbed rustlin' steers and the sheriff shot him dead!" "Here is deposited the corpus of Eddie a top-notch baker. He is now serving assorted donuts to his beloved Maker!" "Please relay your regards as by this way you pass, But for heavens sake, keep off the cottin' pickin' grass!" "On a banana peel the dear departed slipped and fell. We pray he landed in paradise and not in hell!" "He didn't know his Volkswagen had all that power. He met his doom head-on doing 90 miles per hour!" "Fer nigh on 40 years old Hank rode this earthly range; Now he rides in that final roundup on that heavenly grange!" "Gambler Jim has left very few friends behind to grieve; He was caught with a couple of aces up his sleeve!" Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Date: 3/29/2015 2:59:00 PM
Wonderful to read! Im' going to your 2nd edition now!
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Date: 3/24/2015 2:37:00 AM
Robert, Robert....this is a classic, every couplet! I am fav'ing this beaut! 7
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Date: 3/22/2015 3:44:00 PM
- Always a pleasure to read your writing, Bob - I wish you a nice Sunday and a beautiful new week with warm spring sunshine :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/21/2015 10:49:00 PM
G'day Robert... Very entertaining Robert... and it is a poem that may never end as you stroll through more cemeteries and read the unfortunates reason for their demise. Thanks again mate - Lindsay
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Date: 3/21/2015 8:18:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your poem, Bob! Brought a smile to my face and a chuckle to my throat. Love, Kim
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Date: 3/21/2015 5:30:00 PM
these are wonderful, bob! i was sorry to see this poem end!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 3/21/2015 7:08:00 PM
Thks Ilene - I could have kept on going but ran out of space. Strictly a fictional write as you may have gathered. Hope your weekend is going well and best wishes for happiness during the upcoming religious holidays for you and your family - bob h
Date: 3/21/2015 4:56:00 PM
Wow! This is very entertaining, Robert!! #7 Been some time since we made contact:) Hope you're keeping well. All the best. // paul
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