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Blog Posted:9/20/2011 8:19:00 PM

Granny cut off our credit at the store.

You were going to school

So we thought you could do anything.

We'll write a note, we decided

Joe can write.

We devised a long list.

Sam, four, said "Don't forget to

sign Bert's name."

So you did we thought.

Mrs. Lamb, the storekeeper, never let on.

Adjusting her glasses, she read that list

As though it were real writing:

"Does this say three Coca-Colas?

My eyes aren't too good."

Yes, we would answer until our shopping was done.

Of course, she called Granny

Our sins always found us out!

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Date: 6/24/2012 12:41:00 PM
so true you wrote this very clear to paint a picture as i read it ,like it very much.just how i like to write when you read it you see it like a movie in your mind
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Date: 9/21/2011 5:34:00 PM
As kids, we had our moments. You're able to paint a picture of those times in your poetry. My Dad would send us for a quart of beer and we'd get two and hide one or two until Friday night. Then Pat said to my Dad, Geez you're drinking a lot lately, two quarts at a time. BUSTED! Those were the days. Vince
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Date: 9/21/2011 1:41:00 PM
Very clever and interesting poem, E.J. Love the last two lines! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 9/21/2011 9:09:00 AM
Aww for the days of innocence E.J what a lovely poem, It took me back to some cheeky times from my own childhood. xxx
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