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Now I remember why I don’t like the shore in summer…
by Ed Matlack
Friday, August 27, 2010
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Too many cars,

Too many kids,

Too many farts,

Too many *shoobee’s…


Too much traffic,

Too much noise,

Too much anger,

Too much talk, too graphic…


No speak English,

No read English,

Okay so towed you get,

No, no, no, I’ll move my car,

Before we call the guy wearing a star…


Too many accidents,

Too many drunks,

On vacation they think they can do what they want,

Way too many on skateboards & bikes, punks…


(**shoobies** = day trippers that bring their own lunch, initially in shoeboxes, not spending anything on stuff at the beach...)

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/12/2010
Reads like you are getting old.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/28/2010
Since when does a fart bother you? Crowds? I get that and relate big time. Patrick
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/28/2010
Straight and to the point...What happened to the peaceful, serene beaches they show on Tv?

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/28/2010
west coast, east coast, all the same I see.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/28/2010
not a very peaceful time-
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 8/27/2010
I know of the frustration written here. Lancaster County PA tourists! But it only a few who screw it up for everybody. I don't really enjoy the beach, but my wife loves it.

Peace out Ed,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/27/2010
I am not a big fan of the beach, Ed; so I can appreciate where "you are coming from." Love and peace,

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/27/2010
Yes, agreed, but guess who saw sharks!
The beach this summer was so amazing, shark and seal filled, but back to the subject which is I really did enjoy your poem Ed!
Reviewed by John Coppolella 8/27/2010
Thanks for expanding my vocabulary. It should come in handy next time I am in Atlantic City. I liked the line about the guy with the star. That stood out as the best part for me.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/27/2010
Ed, you nailed this one perfectly. It is reminiscent of the "National Lampoons Animal House". With not one but thousands of Blutos(John Belushi). Organized chaos. A riot about to breakout into a hockey game. May peace and love be with you my friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by c lea harris 8/27/2010
I"m with John, although we don't have that problem here in Alpena, Mi. They have grills that we get to bring or own stuff, but as far as the kids sometimes, yep, sometimes there's just to many. Not sure who out numbers who, the kids or seagulls, on some days. This is way to cute, but hope you get to have some downtime on the shore, before winter hits.
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/27/2010
that just about sums it up mt friend '' too many people showing too much fat and too little cloth

cool write

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