Chuckie Bob & His Award

Chuckie Bob had one desire:
To see his name in print;
For tightrope walking on a wire,
A public office stint,
Pulling babies from a fire,
Or earning quite a mint.

Unfortunate for Chuckie Bob:
When made by Mom and Dad,
They weren’t too worried ’bout their job
And skimped on brains a tad
-Whilst also being somewhat slobs
And calling thinking, “Bad.”

Still, decided growing Chuck,
He’d up and show them all.
He’d prove he wasn’t just a schmuck;
He stood up straight and tall.
He’d show he wasn’t some lame duck;
“And I will win!” He called.

But, Chuckie Bob forgot one thing,
As he sought his reward:
That warning labels mean something
When they say, ‘Pull the cord
-But after you have cleared the wings,
Propellers, engines, board’

Now, Chuckie Bob’s been made the king
Of Darwin’s famed award.

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©2020 Chel Owens

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32 thoughts on “Chuckie Bob & His Award

  1. Zoewiezoe September 17, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    Awwww noeeees…
    Poor Chuckie 😦
    I wished great things for his ambitions 🤣😭🤭

    Liked by 2 people

    • Chel Owens September 17, 2020 / 11:41 pm

      When your name’s Chuckie Bob and you’re in a poem, there’s not much hope for you.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Zoewiezoe September 17, 2020 / 11:42 pm

        He does get an additional made-me-chuckle award 🥳😇

        Liked by 1 person

        • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 4:16 am

          Yay! He’d be pleased!


  2. ellenbest24 September 18, 2020 / 12:20 am

    Bravo, they cried, applause aside They just watched as Chicken fell. Darwin, he had the proof at last that the Apple has never fallen far from its tree. … as his theory of relativity shows, stupid is as stupid goes.

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  3. petespringerauthor September 18, 2020 / 12:30 am

    Nicely done, Chel! (This is going to take some getting used to Chelsea.)😎 Chuckie Bob got his award one way or the other. His parents didn’t do him any favors with that name.😊

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 8:04 am

      🙂 I’m not bothered if you call me Chelsea. It’s all in a name, eh?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 8:04 am

      Of course you can! 😀


  4. masercot September 18, 2020 / 1:46 am

    Good one! Reminded me of Shel Silverstein…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 18, 2020 / 8:08 am

      That sounds like what he might yell while skydiving.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. CarolCooks2 September 20, 2020 / 2:02 am

    I have just finished reading all of these I don’t know how you pick a winner sometimes all far more talented than moi…sigh..Stay safe and well 🙂 xx

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jules September 20, 2020 / 6:11 am

    Got a Chuckle here…
    (Sending an email you might be interested in…)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. S. Chersis September 20, 2020 / 8:56 pm

    Always great to see your dark humored posts 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chel Owens September 20, 2020 / 9:07 pm

      Always great to have a fan (I think i scared some of the others).

      Liked by 1 person

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