Limerick - There Once Was A Policeman Hubber

There can be a drawback to the admonition "Stick to it."

Based on a true story from an extraordinarily hot 1955 New York summer.
Based on a true story from an extraordinarily hot 1955 New York summer. | Source

Be careful where your steps take you!


There once was a policeman Hubber,*

whose shoes had a content of rubber.

While walking his beat

in extreme summer heat,

In some asphalt he got stuck with no Flubber**.


*Note: "Hubber" is a term used when referring to someone who publishes online through hubpages.com.


**The mysterious flying rubber in the movie about Flubber starring Fred MacMurray.

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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I think this summer qualifies for some shoe melting. LOL


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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Hello Perspycacious, I grew up in Brooklyn and remember my flip-flops sticking to the asphalt. Thanks goodness the occasional delinquent would open the fire hydrant and us kids would be in heaven for about 30 minutes, till the authorities shut it off. Thanks for a great limerick and the great memories.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

PHILLYDREAMER: You are right. This is one of those summers. The year in question was July 1955, which someone at that time said was the hottest July on record in the New York City area.

eHealer : The actual inspiratin for this was a new cadet at West Point. He had been marched to the Quadrangle by an upper classman who left him standing at attention out in the sun while the upper classman briefly went inside an office there to conduct some official business. When he came back out and gave the new cadet the command "Forward, march!" The new cadet didn't move. Failing to obey a direct order is a serious offense, but new cadets are told not to speak, unless spoken to.

After getting "chewed out" for his failure to respond, the new cadet was asked to explain his inaction, and replied that he couldn't march forward because he was stuck in the asphalt strip where he had been standing.


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

Wonderful lymerick for the Shoes of Rubber,

Perspycacious you are really a great Hubber !


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p10kabhijita 4 years ago from India

Haha.. I enjoyed myself reading this limerick :)


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Got a big smile out of this one. I just love limericks. Thanks for putting out good ones.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

shara63 - Thanks for the Hub title. I'm glad you enjoyed this one and perhaps some of the others here.

p10kabhijita - Two comments from India in one month. Soon I will be as famous as your new Prime Minister!


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus - 22 months later, and I'm still at it! Thanks for reading mine from time to time.

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