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Mike
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0 posted 12-22-1999 10:41 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike


The caper was planned with clockwork precision,
No way would they fail, once started their mission,
Though they were Kansans, and landlubbers three,
All had felt beckoned, the call of the sea.

With a wee bit of grog, to waylay their fears,
"Grog" is sea lingo, for a couple of beers,
They stood at the ready, each face painted black,
With a wee bit more grog, in a brown paper sack.

The belltower clock, finally struck one,
The time had arrived, the mission begun.
They crept down the stairs, and left the boys dorm,
Wouldn't you know it, it had started to storm.

The three were too brave, to be stopped by some rain,
Might also be said, they were lacking in brain,
'Cross campus they ran, to the front of the union,
Where all was prepared, for homecoming reunion.

The rowing team's scull, was out on display,
So alums all could view, on the following day,
With care and some effort, three hoisted the craft,
Onto their shoulders, both fore and aft.

They carried the boat, with some difficulty,
Off of the campus, our staggering three,
Across city streets, to a local motel,
In total exhaustion, the three and boat fell.

In swimming pool's water, the scull slid into,
Three maties were ready, to sail ocean blue,
"Row, Row, Row you boat, gently down the stream,"
The sailors were singing, then came the scream.

"What the heck are you idiots doing?"
Our three swabbies, thought perhaps they'd be shooing,
Climbed out of the boat, and out of the pool,
Their parting farewell, "Goodnight you old fool!"

Our three mighty sailors, went on to law school,
All keeping mum, about scull in a pool,
A judge and two prosecutors, turned out to be,
Our night-time adventurers, on the high sea.

Now it is time, this tale finally be told,
Our maties are aging, they're getting quite old,
The campus police, still won't get their man,
For I ain't no dummy, the statute has ran.


© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
Andrew Scott
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1 posted 12-22-1999 11:10 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Avast there mattie... that be one fine tale you tell... and I for one will never divulge the secrets therein to the port authorities... cross me black heart and hope to drown in a sea of salty grog.  But mattie... me curiosity has got the best and I be wonderin' what ever happened to such a fine scull that could cross the deep end?
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2 posted 12-22-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

hehehehe....had some good times back in college, eh, Mike! Great poem! Have you shared this tale with your kids yet?  

 Denise


Mike
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3 posted 12-23-1999 12:11 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

It was a fine vessel Andrew.  Withstood well the pounding waves and barnacled diving board.
Denise...  are you kidding... three are in college and one in medical school... I do believe I will wait til they graduate.
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4 posted 12-23-1999 12:13 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yes, I thought that would be your prudent choice! hehehehehe....wait 'till they find out...wish I could be a fly on that wall!  

 Denise


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5 posted 12-23-1999 12:22 AM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Ay that scull she be soundin' fine there mattie Mike.  So the youngin's are off at those 'Stutes of higher earnin'... that be a good thing. We pirates need to make sure they have the funds to put us up in a fine home when we get on in age... especially when ya can't remember where ya buried that last bit of booty.
Poet deVine
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6 posted 12-23-1999 07:59 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Mike! You naughty boy! I loved this tale, certainly made me smile!  
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7 posted 12-23-1999 10:15 AM       View Profile for Fairy Colours   Email Fairy Colours   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fairy Colours

Ahoy there!!! ~giggles~ This put a smile on my face.

 --A Little Fairy--
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8 posted 12-23-1999 02:04 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Mike,
Good story, well done, It was a lot of fun
and I'm glad the statutes has run.
Mike
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9 posted 12-23-1999 05:08 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Andrew... buryin your booty I guess is better than shakin it...
Ms. deVine... I'll be naughty with ya anytime...  (looking for lightening to strike)
Denise... the way my kids are going, it may be many a year...
Thank you Fairy...  *smile*
Mr. Tabin...  you really have to watch out for them statutes.. some run pretty darn fast.
 
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