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  Daddy Said
by Jerry W. Engler
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A just for fun. I've been away so long from AD that I hope you forgive me, and read this anyway.

This is a poem my Daddy said,

he used it often to clear his head.

He said it when he mopped the floor.

He said it when he went to the store.

He used it when Mom got too mad.

He used it when she got too glad.

It goes ashes to ashes,

dust to dust,

you must drink water

or your pipes will rust,

and if your pipes are rusted,

your rear is busted,

ashes to ashes,

dust to dust.


But it isn’t in the Bible,

not verbatim anyway,

might be allegory,

but I really couldn’t say.

You see Daddy was a poet,

and he never did know it,
always liked those poetic clichés,
never failed for a kid to amaze,

you know little fun here and there,

better stop before you beware

of ever reading this stuff again,


Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler


Jerry W. Engler

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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 11/10/2009
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/10/2009
Delightful! Thank you for the smiles, Jerry. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by neerja gandhi 11/8/2009
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 11/7/2009
This is darling and I can almost see a twinkle in your eye from here...
Reviewed by JMS Bell 11/6/2009
Reviewed by Cryssa C 11/6/2009
I must say that I am impressed that you were able to rhyme anything with "cliches"!! Your poem made me smile. Hope all is well in your world.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/6/2009
Thank God for humour, and yours, which you so readily and whistfully share, it sure brightens an otherwise dour day, thanks Jerry!
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 11/6/2009
I love fast paced, quick-wit poems like yours.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 11/5/2009
Fun write, Jerry.
Reviewed by Eugene Williams 11/5/2009
Humor does have a place in our everyday
Reviewed by Smita Tewari 11/5/2009
I see that you are a prolific writer!
I really like this one...
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