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Setting the Record Straight ( Christmas 2010)

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Dr.Moose1
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0 posted 12-16-2010 11:20 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Dr.Moose1

From time to time over the years the record must be set,
a little straighter than it's been up to this point, you bet!
And, now seems like the perfect time with Christmas drawing near,
to clear up who saved Christmas folks, an' it weren't no reindeer!

I know that's how the story goes, that Rudolf did the deed.
But, trust in none of what you hear, and less of what you read.
I guess it was a "deer" of sorts as far as them things go,
but this one lived in Florida, and not the land of snow.

Sleigh pullin' really weren't his thing, leg pullin' more the like.
To some folk he was "Balladeer" to others , just plain "Mike".
Well, Mike it seems was oft' beset upon by these two foes,
the one, a sailor, LngJhnAng, the other , just plain "Toe"

These two concocted quite a plot to hijack Santas' sleigh,
then blame it all on "Balladeer" and make their get-a-way.
As far as plots go, this ain't bad, considering the source,
an' it just mighta even worked if not for "
Deer" of course.

He caught those bumbling fools right off before their plot hit home,
by trying to get the two of them to write a Christmas poem.
Well folks, by now I'm pretty sure you know how these two write,
to say the both of them are "slow" would just provoke a fight.

So let's just say compared to "Deer" their efforts all fall short,
as proof of which I now submit the full police report .
"  THE PLOT TO HIGHJACK SANTAS' SLEIGH WAS FOILED  BY BALLADEER"
Is how the headlines ran that day "UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR,"

"TWO SUSPECTS WERE ARRAIGNED IN COURT CONFESSING TO THEIR CRIME,
AS WRITTEN IN SOME TYPE OF POEM THAT DIDN'T EVEN RHYME."
" THE WORDS WERE MOSTLY ALL MISSPELLED, AND, HORRIBLE TO READ,
IT'S CLEAR THAT WITHOUT "BALLADEER" THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THIS DEED."

The Magistrate, on sentencing said "I've seen stupid acts,
but writing poems about your crimes ahead of time's just whacked!"
"I ought to give the both of you a long haul in the stir,
not for the crime you didn't commit, but writing as it were,

the sorriest of any poems this court's been cursed to see,
so Bailiff take them out of here , and far away from me."
That's how ol' "Deer" saved Santas' sleigh, I'm happy to relate,
until such time that once again, I set the record  straight.

[This message has been edited by Balladeer (12-19-2010 04:47 PM).]

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Andrew Scott
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1 posted 12-17-2010 12:12 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Ha! There be no doubt to the truth of your most excellent tale Sir Moose. In fact, I'm sure I saw that bailiff hitch both Long John and Toe to Santa's sleigh as replacement reindeer for Donner & Blitzen. I believe those two were out drinkin' eggnog with the "Deer" one.
Good to see you my friend. Have a most excellent holiday season. I'll be looking for crayons under the tree. Peace.

"We'll chase them like rats across the tundra."

katahdin
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2 posted 12-17-2010 01:40 AM       View Profile for katahdin   Email katahdin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for katahdin

LOL! Great fun to read! Happy holidays!
Kat >^..^<
ethome
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3 posted 12-17-2010 02:09 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Hey Doc

You got it just right and I surely enjoyed the read.
Great rhyme scheme and flow. I suspect Toe will appear again on the scene to defend himself.

He he great fun!

Eric
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4 posted 12-17-2010 08:47 AM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

Loved it!!

http://swamprighter.wordpress.com/

Dr.Moose1
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5 posted 12-17-2010 03:43 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Andrew ol' buddy, lol @ your reply and I wish you & yours the best. I'll put in a good word and see if we can't get you the "big" box.
Doc

Kat,
Thanks for the reply, I'm truly pleased that you enjoyed. Best of the season to you.
Doc

Eric,
Thanks, don't post much as of late, but couldn't resist giving 'em a little poke for the holidays, glad you enjoyed. Happy holidays.
Doc

JerryPat,
Seasons greetings, and thanks for the reply.
Doc
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6 posted 12-17-2010 08:06 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Doc, you KNOW I'll be back!! LOL!
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7 posted 12-17-2010 08:14 PM       View Profile for mikeandrew   Email mikeandrew   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mikeandrew

Good job well done enjoyed your poem.
Andrew Scott
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8 posted 12-17-2010 09:25 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

The BIG-box works for me!

"We'll chase them like rats across the tundra."

Prats
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9 posted 12-19-2010 06:38 AM       View Profile for Prats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Prats

reading this was fun...

Heaven is not that place where you go when you die... it's that time in your life when you actually feel ALIVE!!!

Dr.Moose1
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10 posted 12-19-2010 11:15 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Balladeer,
Thanks, hopefully putting a little of what I learned from you to good use, lol.
Doc

mikeandrew,
Thank you, Happy Holidays.
Doc

Andrew,
From my mouth to Santa's ears, let's just hope he's listening.
Doc

Prats,
Welcome to "Passions", thanks, that's why I'm here. Happy Holidays.
Doc
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11 posted 12-19-2010 04:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Don't think I've given up, doc.  These holidays  have me in a little dither right now...but I WILL be back!

Best wishes to ya!
s1nfully_1nn0c3nt
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12 posted 12-19-2010 11:01 PM       View Profile for s1nfully_1nn0c3nt   Email s1nfully_1nn0c3nt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit s1nfully_1nn0c3nt's Home Page   View IP for s1nfully_1nn0c3nt

Ha. Such an amusing piece. Enjoyed. Happy Holidays!

-Trina.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me...

Dr.Moose1
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13 posted 12-20-2010 08:08 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Balladeer,
Thanks for the late edit, I'll stay tooned.
Doc

Trina, thanks for stopping by. Happy Holidays to you too.
Doc
latearrival
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14 posted 12-25-2010 11:08 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

I missed this Mr. Moose.And I want to see what the Balladeer wrote, so up it goes.  Thanks for the fun. latearrival
Marchmadness
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15 posted 12-26-2010 11:01 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

I do enjoy these humorous exchanges. They brighten my day.
                           Ida
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Doc...I think you've set the tone
for 2011...

Many hugs!

Rex Allen McCoy
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17 posted 12-26-2010 12:14 PM       View Profile for Rex Allen McCoy   Email Rex Allen McCoy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex Allen McCoy's Home Page   View IP for Rex Allen McCoy

Looks like this cold snap may be starting to warm up ...
Dr.Moose1
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18 posted 01-04-2011 07:10 AM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

latearrival,
Thanks, speaking of late, Happy New Year.
Doc

Ida,
Thank you, that's pretty much why I'm here, Happy New Year.
Doc

Sunshine,
Thank you, there are times I feel that with all the controversy surrounding who did what, a little clarification is in order around here. Happy New Year.
Doc

Rex,
Thanks, Happy New Year to you.
Doc
 
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