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Private Keep Out

Updated on April 29, 2010

Private - Keep Out!

“No Girls Allowed” the big sign said

And “Private” and “Keep Out!”

This is just a boys fort

Girls, go away, I shout!

Tim and Jack and Joe and me

We talked and we agreed

This is just a fort for boys

So girls had best take heed!

We found the wood we needed

Big pieces and some stakes

They were all just laying ‘round

Where that man excavates!

We have the wood we needed

And nails and hammers too!

Jacks dad gave us bright blue paint

And Timmy brought some glue.

I told the guys we’d need more hands

Joe said we were in luck!

He said a new kid moved next door

And that his name is Chuck

We found Chuck in his back yard

With a baseball and a bat

He had a Dodgers shirt on

And a Yankees baseball hat

My gosh! That kid could throw a ball!

And ya shoulda seen him hit!

And every ball we threw to him

Landed in his catchers mitt!

We told Chuck about the fort

And he agreed to join in

He worked circles ‘round us guys

We were so proud of him!

The next day we’re excited

It would be the greatest day!

Only boys in our new fort

Girls had to stay away!

So all us guys were hangin’ out

I said, “Chuck, where’d you get that? ”

I pointed to his head. He said

“Do you want to wear my hat?”

The hat came off and there was hair!

The longest I’d ever seen!

“Chuck” was just a nick-name

Her REAL name is Charleen!


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      Shirley Pisa 

      8 years ago

      Well, it there is the will, there is always the way. Nice post! and take care :)

    • Moneylady profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Nemingha. Glad you liked it. One day when my 3 boys were small they came home lugging a bunch of wood to build a fort with. All the wooded stakes had florescent hot pink streamer tied to them! Boys will be boys!

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      8 years ago

      This poem made me chuckle! I could just picture the shocked look on these boys' faces! You've captured the 'typical boy' attitude perfectly. Good work!

    • Moneylady profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Quill ... I'm working on it!

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      8 years ago

      Ok I made it here first and I can claim the first blessing so there.... Great work here moneylady. You need to get this out for the world to read.

      Stand tall and stand firm on the Word as it is the truth and the light.

      Hugs and Blessings


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