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'Twas The Night Before Buck Season (My appologies to Clement Clarke Moore)

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hoot_owl_rn
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(Most of this was written about 4 or 5 years ago, I just completed it...my sincere appologies to Clement Clarke Moore for my poetic license on this one)

‘Twas The Night Before Buck Season

‘Twas the night before buck season, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The hunting gear was hung on the clothesline with care,
In hopes that by morning of scents it’d be bare.
My sons were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of trophy racks danced in their heads;
And dad in his shorts, and I in my gown,
Had just gotten in bed and had just settled down-
When in the next room there arose such a clatter,
I jumped from my bed to see what was the matter.
I opened the door and ran dawn the hall
Tore open my boys door and gave them a call.
The beam of the flashlight shone down with a glow,
On the pile of florescent orange below;
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But my own two boys dressed in hunting gear.
Their little old faces were filled with such cheer
I knew in a moment that dawn must be near!
Faster than eagles they gathered their gear,
And the whispered their orders in each others ears,
“You get the guns, I’ll get the rope,”
“We have enough shells?” “Oh boy, I sure hope!”
Out through the door and down the hall,
They ran to our bedroom and gave dad a call.
As dry leaves before a wild hurricane fly,
He flew out of bed with that look in his eye.
I knew by noon, they’d be a hungry bunch,
So I went down the stairs to fix them some lunch.
Then in a twinkling I heard someone fall,
And cursing and swearing coming from out in the hall;
I came from the kitchen and was turning around
When down the stairs my husband came with a bound.
He was dressed all in thermal clear up to his head,
He looked like he needed to still be in bed.
A bundle of clothes he had flung on his back
And he looked like a hobo carrying a sack.
His eyes were all bloodshot, his face was all hairy;
What a sight he was, it was rather quite scary.
His mouth was open all wide in a yawn,
But I knew he had only an hour before dawn.
I poured him some coffee in hopes that he’d wake
And I couldn’t help but wonder how many cups it would take.
Half asleep like he was, he looked like an elf
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
He gave me a wink, then picked up his cup
Stretched out his arms, then he got up
He spoke not a word, just gathered his gear
Loaded the pick up, like he hadn’t a care
To the boys gave a yell and pilled them all in
It was finally time for their hunt to begin
I smiled and shouted, as they drove away
“HAPPY HUNTING TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD DAY”


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This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~Eurpides


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 10-17-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-17-1999 03:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

So THAT'S what happened to my family! ROFL!! Great job, hoot. Painful, but great.

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2 posted 10-17-1999 04:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great job, Hoot! And I don't think Clement would mind a bit! Me thinks he'd be honored!


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3 posted 10-17-1999 04:06 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

LOL Hoot...how funny. My dads the same way the night before the tri to Vegas, And my mom the day before the NASCAR races, And my boyfriend the night of a wrestling even...and I....I'm never up that early on my own free will.

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4 posted 10-17-1999 04:13 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

OH HOOT!!! This is GREAT! I come from a place where vacation plans are made for deer season, weddings don't come in October/November 'cause the guys don't have time for a honeymoon, and the word "wife" translates to "chief cook and bottle washer"...LOL. I learned how to keep dinner warm for three hours without drying it out!

Mind if I print this and show it to the guys?
They'll love it as much as I do! (I'll be sure and keep your copyright on it!)

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats



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5 posted 10-17-1999 06:06 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

ROFL...thank you for taking the libert...I'll never be able to hear the original the same again!
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6 posted 10-17-1999 07:01 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Hehehehe...wonderful parody Hoot. At work, I've heard nothing but the various hunting seasons...coupled with sports. Seems that these guys would barely have time for the families they support.

Which reminds me...before my trip to Oregon, I've gotta stop by and wish my brother-in-law a good hunt before he heads to the deer lease.


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7 posted 10-17-1999 07:49 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Lady Hoot: As always... Most Excellent! Very humorous. I for one couldn't pull a trigger on man or beast unless duely thretened, but I can understand if it comes to putting food on the table. All in all that was really a fun read.

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Balladeer...if my son was hunting your family, you have nothing to worry about

Denise, Systematic Decay, Andrew, Christopher, and Alicat...thank you all

Caroline...please do feel free to print and share and best regards to your guys this season

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This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends. ~Eurpides
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9 posted 10-19-1999 03:47 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

LOL! As much as I despise hunting I do understand it. This was too funny!

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10 posted 10-23-1999 10:54 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

LOL Hoot ! I was looking for this one, I knew I missed it. LOL am I glad I found it !
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Hoot this was a HOOT! LOL...excellent job, made a great read and great giggle!
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Glad everyone found the humor in this one
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13 posted 10-24-1999 08:30 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

This was very entertaining! I'll have to go with Mr. Andrew Scott on the personal inability to shoot anything, with the additional proviso to cover the starving aspect (if its me or the deer, I'd have to take me any day!) I could see the husband stumbling groggily about the house, the boys scrambling about with boundless energy -- very well done, hoot_owl__rn!

-- Kess

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LOL Hoot......Terrific piece!!
Loved the read........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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15 posted 10-24-1999 11:06 AM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

You know Hoot...I generally open my door and tell 'em to shut up...but I don't do mornings very well either. LOL...I loved this...I can just see my family now...Lord what a sight. LMAO. Thanks for the laugh I needed it this morning.

Star

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