They called him Chubby

people playing basketball
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They called him Chubby

Though he was sleek and fast

His verbal jousting
Never ran out of gas

He played all sports
And played them extremely well

You’d swear
As he kept on taunting you

That his head did actually swell!

Dearest brother and I

Would practice morning noon and night
To the break of dawn

Until the moonlit night

For that one day
When we could say

We’d won!

Never let him forget
Our glorious day in the sun

Sometimes in Life

You need someone
To give you the get-up and go

It can make the difference
Between Also-ran and

Copyright © Donald Reith | Year Posted 2012


Published by The Appeal to Safety LLC

I am the owner of The Appeal To Safety. The Appeal to Safety is a Construction Safety Management/ Safety Consulting business. We provide Site Safety Managers/ Site Safety Coordinators/ Concrete Safety Managers/ Construction Site Fire Safety Managers for prospective NYC Construction companies that are well-versed in NYC Dept. of Buildings, FDNY, CDC, DOT and other relevant government agency codes and regulations/ safety standards. We also can provide EHS Construction Safety Managers for Heavy Civil Construction projects based in New York City and vicinity. We have a vast database of Licensed Safety Managers that we utilize to find Outstanding Safety Manager Candidates for our clients. Please contact for any and all of your Construction Safety needs! Together we will make The Appeal to Safety! Enjoy my original poetry with curated music videos! Have a great day!

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