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'Round these parts we cool off in redneck pools...
by Ed Matlack

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Ain’t got hot yet,

But damned if it ain’t shticky,

Up is the damnable humidity,

Tomorrow the oven is cranked up,

Near a hundred the next two days,

Gotsta work, have ta live,

My brain of late a draining sieve…J


We’ve had good temps of late,

So I guess the heat is our karmic fate,

It is afterall summer time,

What can one do, we’ll all be cooked,

Just like steak of the variety prime…J


So I hope you do stay cool,

Sit and enjoy your backyard kiddie pool,

I have a sewer tank in my yard,

But with my life I do of it guard,

Full as it is with so many a stool…J


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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/25/2012
Wow, what an overload in this poem. And i got an overload when i checked your writes, that's what i get for not reviewing your works for days and days and days. Good one.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/23/2012

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/21/2012
Now that is hilarious! Actually, pretty smart lad the way he devised a way to stay cool :) You do what you gotta to do!

Love and Light
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/21/2012
I guess ya make do with whatcha have...giggle....stay kool, Ed.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/20/2012
I try to get a little sun every day. Kiddie pools are not for me. I think you could have left the the last three lines off. Your poem would've been much more enjoyable.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/20/2012
I have a sewer tank in my yard,
But with my life I do of it guard,
Full as it is with so many a stool

WOW - no wonder that old Cuz Cur calls you a 'Stool Pigeon.' Ma says it sounds like you're a 'Stool Hoarder!'
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/20/2012
Ed, I'm like Felix..i need to get me one of those mobile pools.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/20/2012
Still too cool up here in Nova Scotia for swimming but I may just have to convert my old truck to one of them fancy mobile swimming pools in the picture.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/20/2012
Funny one, my friend. Stay cool.
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/19/2012
I'd rather swim in Lake Erie!! LOL!!!!!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/19/2012
now that's my neck of the woods Ed!!
lol that pic!! lol I gotta tell-yah about
the red neck air conditioner!! It's a picture
of a window unit....and then there is the
fan with a bowl of ice behind it...
back in the day I seen a man sitting at his fridge
with the fridge door open and he was leaning into it for me I am loving this hot sweltering weather

Sprinklers and bubble machines
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/19/2012
Sorry to have to tell you, but we have had a pleasant, mostly cool June down here in the swamp, with wonderful afternoon showers for the last couple of weeks. Starting to heat up some though. Stools, eh? Toadstools?
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