Robert Charles Howard

Rookie - 346 Points (26 DEC 1943 / Wyandotte MI)

The Ph Factor - Poem by Robert Charles Howard

Is this poem safe to drink?
Unsure - need to run some tests:
Got to get the PH straightened out
Or perhaps an imaging scan is required.

Pour in a syllable of acid
Or take away two.
Hmm - better take another sample.
Oops, way too base!

A new title, perhaps? Say:
“Acidic and Alkaline Balance
On the See Saw of Life”

Hold on, don’t go away,
I’ll get right back to you!

Comments about The Ph Factor by Robert Charles Howard

  • (6/11/2008 11:08:00 AM)

    Great title, and you really pour it on in this piece. I'd give it a 7.0, which is to say, I am perfectly neutral on the topic. -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • (3/12/2007 11:49:00 AM)

    great stuff roberto! ! love this sort of thing. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (2/28/2007 2:30:00 PM)

    I happen to like the title... and the poem. Good stuff, Robert! !
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  • (2/23/2007 7:25:00 PM)

    Clever, piece with tongue wedged firmly in cheek. Impressive as always. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • (2/19/2007 2:57:00 AM)

    A truth wittily, flowingly, delighfully composed! t x (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2007 6:38:00 PM)

    Ah yes, the degrees of hardness on PH. At any rate, it passes my litmus test; neither blue nor red, but a nice purple hue.


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  • (2/15/2007 3:00:00 PM)

    well said, this little witty ditty....we shall all sing along

    Love, D.
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  • (2/15/2007 2:06:00 PM)

    Acidity is in the eye of the... Poetry is the food we drink... Nice mix of metaphorical innuendo here Robert. An air of levity bound up in whimsy. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2007 1:02:00 PM)

    Whatever the affliction - an overly condensed haiku, or an excessively extended rant (that would be mine) - PH has been restored to balance and the community to sanity! Perhaps we'll all have to run a more stringent set of tests on our future contributions if the old lady is to survive. Great thinking and writing as always Robert. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (2/15/2007 11:47:00 AM)

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  • (2/15/2007 11:11:00 AM)

    How funny this is...take a bit away there, add a word or exclaimation point here!
    And that last line...I'll get right back to you! is the best! Love this bit.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 15, 2011

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