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99 & 1/2 Percent
by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
Sunday, May 04, 2008
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If you've got at least 50 percent of anything, count yourself lucky, then play with your rubber ducky.

The parachute packers
of world war two,
were 99 and a half percent
accurate in their packing too.
If my father was a
parachute packer I'd be dead,
I got zero percent from him instead.

If my oldest brother was a
parachute packer I'd never jump,
probably hit the ground hard thump.
If my family were parachute packers,
I'd definitely need
God and the angels for backers.
If my wife packed parachutes,
I'd be shaking in my boots.
If my wifes family joined the group,
I'd resign from the paratroop.

Even if  they tried to
get me packing chutes,
I'd jump in my running boots.
If they tried to make me test one I did,
I'd be afraid I'd end up dead.
I never got a hundred percent
for nothing,
more or less about 30 percent
of something.
And the way the future rings up
I'll be lucky to get zero percent of anything.
I pay this den my own money,
my returns would make a
clown funny.

I know,
may pains showing,
but it's facing the mirror
that keeps me going.
It's hard to keep
a good man down,
especially when
he's already looking up from the ground.
The only thing that can
stop my win,
is if a paratrooper falls in.
Followed by his crashing plane,
splattering me to a
blood stain.






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Reviewed by William Bonilla
excellent write Grady
Would you jump if I packed your chute?????
I must say someone knocked me on my head, knocked off my snoot
Now I know nothing except packing
Peace Brother

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
Simply put you don't completely trust anyone with your but but yourself, this is deep and sad and at thesame time comical...You should always trust yourself first, well God first 'cause no one cares for you more than he does....
Reviewed by Tiana ~ (Reader)
"It's hard to keep
a good man down"
And that alone say's alot! Wonderfully written! hugs
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
Stay lucky, my friend.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
it is good to be able to rant a bit and express frustrations--been there myself ---a lot--hang in there
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
Sometimes that one percent is all it takes to change the world. Enjoyed
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
And that would be a billion to one chance to have happen...e
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