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  When Pigs (Almost) Fly
by Patrick A Granfors
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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You may recall my whiny little poem written last June describing the US Postal Service’s abysmal progress in replacing our damaged community mailbox. Well, last Friday I got a glimpse of flapping wings. A new Mailbox on the driveway!! It only took 89 days to install. Saturday morning I went to the Post Office to retrieve my key. No supervisor. Monday Eileen tried. No supervisor – out on routes allegedly testing keys. Today – don’t know yet. Jeez, I’m on pins and needles.

I’ve been told that pigs can fly

It’s not often that they do

I almost got delirious

When on my drive they flew


A shiny box had been installed

I thought I’d get my mail

But without a key ‘twas hopeless

And lousy service did prevail


And what about those flying oinks

I guess I’ve been forsaken

It appears to me their glide path

Produced a heaping pile of bacon


So when life hands you a lemon

It’s really plain to see

Enjoy a glass of lemonade

To wash down that BLT





Copyright © 2012 Patrick Granfors




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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/8/2012
I really enjoyed this lite hearted poem.....M
Reviewed by jude forese 8/18/2012
well, at least you haven't lost your zip ...
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 8/10/2012
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/9/2012
A great little ditty about how to deal with a perplexing problem like the one you so aptly described.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/9/2012
Enjoy a glass of lemonade
To wash down that BLT

Government workers - ya gotta love 'em! I've got a tiny pot hole on my street, and I've been watching 'the repair' with utter fascination. For the last three days, several trucks pull up each morning with about five guys in them; they poke around a little bit at the pot hole; then they all enjoy a nice leasurely lunch; and then leave. I'm betting this 'repair' is gonna take more than a week.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/8/2012
Giggle....hilarious!!! It ain't much better with Canada Post either...not that that's any consolation.....

Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/8/2012
Well said, Patrick.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/7/2012
Cute cut to the chase
Bacon is costly

Lady Vivian

Reviewed by John Coppolella 8/7/2012
It not 20% 80% anymore. They need to do better, and learn about good customer service.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/7/2012
Cute poem, Patrick; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/7/2012
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/7/2012
Diet lemonade is great too...especially goes good with flying pork...e
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 8/7/2012
Patrick ~
Missing your humor. Cute poem to vent the frustrating mail service~
An ice cold glass of lemonade with extra lemons please !!!

Lady Mary Ann

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