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Ass Happy

by James Shammas (Age: 53)
copyright 02-06-2005

Age Rating: 16 +

Braking hard at the intersection,
Tense and erect behind the wheel,
I called the man in front of me an 'ass.'
Embarrassed at my lunacy,
The inadequacy of my apology
To my six year-old sitting happily,
I stopped and listened,
She, giggling in the back seat.

'What's an ass,' she asked,
As my stiff wife tried to explain,
Heralding the child's wonderment,
A pause at the word's significance,
Gingerly followed by the words,
'Dad, sometimes Grandma's an ass,'
And followed still by,
'The two guys in that truck are asses--'
And so on and so forth, until

It bubbled breezily from under us--
Our own wonderment--
Another pause,
Billowing forth loops of laughter,
Loud from clucking crimson cheeks.
And then, the jolly jumping-- our
Middle-aged mid-sections,
This bouncing BMW,
A bunch of bouncing asses
Speeding merrily down highway 17!

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        07-17-2006     Richard Reed Jr        

There I was cursing the guy in front of my for driving too slow
and cursing the guy behind me for driving to fast.

This entertaining and profoundly simple to read and understand.

It seems to have been written for simple guys like me, lol.

Thanks for the read,


        10-10-2005     Regina Pate        

This is nothing what I expected it to be, again, I guess, my mind is in the gutter lol, I am just in one of those moods today, what can I say, anyway, this was still very funny and I am really glad I read it, my son used to get in the closet all the time, make alot of noise, until we woke up, when asked, he replied, I'm kicking the boogie man's ass. How can you get mad at that, he was 5. great write, very funny, you deserve a 5
he he Thank you


        09-02-2005     Roger Crique        

Oh, those Jungian Archetypes, how the seem to come forth when we least expect them! I think this is a perfect example of how we try to mold our selves into a nice little package, contrite, polished and at times too sophisticated for our own good! But once behind the wheel, our little horns, like telescopic antennas, slowly pop up and we become...real asses! I truly and sincerely enjoyed this one!

        07-07-2005     Debra Rose        

Congratulations! Your work has been featured in "Choices of the Week". Yah, I know...I didn't update for like, two years, but I'm doing it again so... hehe ^.^
Stop by and give the new page a look! And keep up the good work!!!

        03-10-2005     Jeniffer Brand        

THAT was pretty funny! My nephew is going to be two and after "Auntie Jenny" said "Shit" did he. And my sister reminds me now of what to say in front of him because now he says "Nenny, shit no". I guess he's going to just take after his "Auntie Nenny" then. I really didnt mean it. It just happened like that. Kids, what can you say. Kids.

        02-19-2005     Delaney Lindley        

LoL- good way to teach your kids something. I found myself as a kid in similar situations. good write.

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