HINDENBURG MOMENT.

HINDENBURG MOMENT.

A Poem by Terry Collett
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HOW TO KEEP AN AWARD AND LANTERNS

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I won the prestigious
'Inappropriate
Suggestion
Of The Year

Award'
at my second
Christmas work do.
However,

it wasn't “that”
kind of suggestion,
but I am prepared to say
that whatever

is necessary
to hold onto
this award
for the foreseeable future,

and because
I don't always know
where the line is
until I cross it,

I’m feeling
quietly confident.
Anyway, let me
set the scene:

as part
of the Town Centre
Festival
there was

supposed to be
a paper lantern parade,
which were produced
by lots of kids

who would then
march through town
with them,
but due

to bad weather
the parade got
cancelled twice.
So I sent out a letter

to the parents
asking them
to collect the lanterns
from the office.

I then sent round
an email to my colleagues
to make them aware
that people may be

coming to the office
to collect these lanterns
& then at the end
of my email

I suggested that
any lanterns not collected
could be taken home,
have a propeller attached,

set alight & they
could re-create
their own miniature
Hindenburg moment.

Written by my late son, Oliver Collett (1984-2014)

© 2014 Terry Collett


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Added on October 31, 2014
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Tags: LANTERNS, AWARDS, HUMOUR

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Terry Collett
Terry Collett

United Kingdom



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Terry Collett has been writing since 1971 and published on and off since 1972. He has written poems, plays, and short stories. He is married with eight children and eight grandchildren. on January 27t.. more..

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