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Why, Fruit Loops?
by Ed Matlack

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Bet you wondered why I had that nickname, so here is the reason, for the most part...

Why, fruit loops?


in a time of stress,

in a land of the oppressed,

in a world of the undressed…


came along a person name of ed,

ed was an EMT, an ambulance person,

liked by his patients & fellows as well,

but ed was such a boring name,

so his patients, all cerebral palsy ones,

found for ed a better name,

or so they claimed…


they started to call him fruit loops,

probably cause he was already kind of fruity,

and he always did eat fruit loops as a snack,

never did he ever go back,

to normal meals, as the “loops” never caused him to lack.


so ed had a new name,

and not so lame as others did claim,

cause he enjoyed this name,

as it did give him fame,

at least in his small plain of existence.


so, enjoy, if you will, his nickname of fame,

He has not heard it since that “game” did end,

he misses his ambulance days, to some degree,

but misses more the friends he made & for that you need not a brain…







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Reviewed by Bobbie Hess (Reader)
Interesting . . . Nickname could be worse. Why Fruit Loops indeed? Because they were there! Cute--people associate names with things you do so consider yourself worthy to be remembered. b
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Fruit Loops is exactly the type of wonderful story I felt would be connected to your nickname :-) I bet your friends miss you too. Give them a call.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Dear Mr. Fruit Loops,

I, for one, think this is a wonderful nickname for you. Your patients were very wise.

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