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Hobble Hubby

My hubby let the dogs out and sprained his ankle on the step.
Then for days he hobbled around on that foot, stubborn yet.
Definitely not getting better I got him a crutch at the store.
For twelve hours it sat there not doing much, after being procured.
But then he picked it up with grumbles, of that you can be sure.
Now it’s become fun to make up stories to keep his friends adrift.
Would you believe he stepped into an interdimensional rift?
Or how about I got mad and kicked him in the shins, ouch!
Or the dogs bit his leg as he took my sons homework from their mouth.
It must have been a great paper or tasted like meat sauce.
Or it happened in the basement while he was wrestling with the Trolls.
Perhaps he followed a group of Lemmings to a place he shouldn’t go.

Yes, he’s my hobble hubby and I love him oh so much.
Occasionally he balances on one foot and tells coworkers…
He’s practicing his Karate Kid flamingo move or such…
And he's warned me he'd be safer if he could only find reverse...
Yep, he’s on his way to recovery with just the right amount of smiles.
Heaven help us as he continues to entertain us with his wiles.
Believe me, his imagination will bloom as we continue to smile.
Now if you'll excuse me... I have to go catch up...for like he says...
He hobbles like the wind and it's really hard to keep up.
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Submitted on March 18, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic octameter
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Stanzas 2
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Born in 1952. Live in St.Louis, Missouri. I write mostly poetic stories about people, stories, and experiences. I don't use my real name. There's already someone famous in photography with my name. The confusion would be worse. I'm happy the way it is. I have epilepsy, and still became a chemist for 1 month shy of 30 years. When the company folded I went on disability due to many health problems. I lost my retirement, and almost my home. But like that old wornout poet, I won't give up. I hope you enjoy my work. My husband often helps me pick topics and ideas. He has helped me write a few, also. I write most but he has the imagination for the funny ones. We have been married 32 years. Shakespeare wrote poetic plays to entertain. My poetic stories are meant to entertain, too. I won the daily contest for "The Old Worn Out Poet" 9-27-2010 and "The Truth of Being Born" 2-19-2011. "The Teen" was published in :Sunflowers and Seashells: Days Remembered". If some of my poems suddenly vanish it's because I'm trying to sell a few to help put my son through Nursing College.I was in the hospital again but will resume writting soon... Love to all of you I missed so much...Contact me at eastmanproperties@mindspring.com more…

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