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Blithering Idiot

Blithering idiot
Can’t make lawn mower run
The gas? The carburetor?
Don’t know what’s wrong?
I pulled and pulled the cord
Watched as the flywheel spun
Plenty of spark and gas
Still feeling so strong
At last I closed the choke
Gave it one last pull for fun
Oh sure it roared to life
As I glanced at it sidelong
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Posted: May 2011
About this poem:
That first mow job each spring it always happens
when I just forget about that damn manual choke.

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niah9online today!
Oh.....I admit I have never mowed a lawn in my life....my dad even told my first husband I wasn't to mow lawns....I admit, we like to play ladies when it suits us......but glad you succeeded...Niahcheering teddybear
cafetwo2010
LOL.. Makes you wanna choke that fool mower right Yank?thumbs up
pilgrimageoflove
rolling on the floor laughing
Brought back memories. Don't need one now. Concrete lawn.
schawalski
this reminds me of the movie slingblade, yankee4you
agoodguy2have
Yankee4you, you're such a cut-up! Ether it'll start or it won't! ;-)
mcradloff
I remember one time I mowed the lawn for Country Kitchen, what a sight the customers got that day when they saw the black smoke pouring out of the mower because I filled the oil all the way up!rolling on the floor laughing dancing popcorn
Pinkpoetress
Yankee,
Loved it. Great story. Hope you get your mowing done. Thanks for the smile. rolling on the floor laughing
Yankee4youonline today!
the mowing got done but I'm afraid I'm going to need a new cutting blade, but I'm not adding anymore lines to this poem right now...haha.
gnj4u
Hi, Yankee4you,
This run...spun...fun poem is just one more thing to get choked up about in spring!
mike7375
The kind of thing I would do...amusing poem thumbs up
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