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Summer Camp Souvenirs

When I got home from camp today, My parents almost died. They asked me how I got this way, And here's what I replied: "This little cast from heel to hip Is nothing much at all. Some broken shingles made me slip From off the dining hall. "The poison ivy's not so bad. It missed my back and chest. Of course, I guess I oughta add Mosquitoes got the rest. "I tried to eat some hick'ry nuts And cracked a tooth or two. And all these bruises, scabs, and cuts? I haven't got a clue. "I got the lump that's on my head From diving in the lake. I should have watched for rocks, instead Of grabbing for the snake. "That leaves this bandage on my chin And these three finger sprains, Along with lots of sunburned skin And sniffles from the rains. "And oh, I got a muscle cramp And very nearly drowned. It's some terrific summer camp, The coolest one around."

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Date: 2/16/2018 7:47:00 AM
Wow, the complete camping experience -a thoroughly amusing read. Chalking this up to a FAVE, Richard !
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Date: 2/16/2018 4:21:00 AM
hehe...very relatable....fun read :-)
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Date: 2/16/2018 2:32:00 AM
Great fun, Richard, love it!
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Date: 2/6/2018 5:01:00 PM
bahahah, great write Richard, funny stuff, welcome to poetry soup, looking forward to reading more of ur stuff. Lewis
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