Jack of All Trades

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Melvin owned his own shop

On his business he kept on top

Invoices for thousands of jobs

Replaced windows, doors and knobs

And at night, the floors he did mop


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – invoice

Mumbles … Unorthodox

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Something unorthodox is out of the ordinary, against the norm, not following the rules.  This year is certainly unorthodox but today I heard news that shook me to the very core… frightened me more that any ghost or ghoul could this time of year.  The end of a 54-year tradition. There will be no broadcast of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.  It is a break from tradition in such an unorthodox way it almost makes me cry.

This year is crazy enough for kids.  This summer they didn’t get to go to the pool.  School is not normal still.  They can’t have birthday parties at Chuckie Cheeses.  And a lot of communities are recommending no trick or treating.  Don’t take Snoopy away!

Ok sure, you can watch it if you have Apple TV, but how many families can afford that right now?  People are out of work and out of patience.  Don’t leave them without the Great Pumpkin! (Don’t worry though, I am safe. My daughter bought it for me a couple of years ago.)

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(And as a bonus for a friend….)

There once was a businessman named Fred

Who dressed in the finest of thread

But it was quite unorthodox

How he wore flashy socks

When he met with the department head


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – unorthodox

A Ring And A King

I took the phone and dialed

The number of my child

We had a talk

Then I took a walk

Because the weather was kind of mild

 

And while I was walking

A royal hawk was squawking

I was too close to his nest

Where his child did rest

So I bowed a farewell to the king

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – child