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The Most Feared Thing in The Jungle

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Tarzzan
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0 posted 01-14-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for Tarzzan   Email Tarzzan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tarzzan

Out here in my jungle,
There's danger around most ev'ry tree,
Poachers, Snakes and crocodiles,
Cannibals and killer bees.

But stories of things so much worse,
Have been told for many years,
Of something much more dreaded,
The whole jungle shakes in fear.

The lions cower and run away,
The natives say he is "Ju-Ju"
Even the elephants try to hide,
The legends are all true.

This "thing" is simply horrible,
Eats raw meat and bugs and dung,
It's breath's been known to clear a village,
The Swahili pack and run.

You always know when "it" is coming,
With drum messages in rhyme,
There's no escape, not even me,
His breath rots out my my vines.

Army ants go "AWOL"
Hyena's make no sound,
(It's been said that's why the ostrich,
Sticks it's head beneath the ground.)

Anteaters now go hungry,
There are no termite mounds,
The jungle hasn't had an insect,
Since Balladeer has come to town!




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Denise
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1 posted 01-14-2000 03:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

hmmmmmmmm....Tarzzan? hehehehehe....me thinks you've been here before!    




 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~




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Tarzzan
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2 posted 01-14-2000 04:18 PM       View Profile for Tarzzan   Email Tarzzan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tarzzan

Toezzan?....LongJohn what?.....yammean there's other's that know of the Jungle scourge Balladeer...Geesch! That's a scarey thought?.....Now, I'm far better looking then LongJohn, not nearly as suave, handsome, sweet, strong, manly, sexually satisfying as that Toerag fella.....
Rus Bowden
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3 posted 01-14-2000 04:37 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Tarzzan,

Well I do not yet know Balladeer, but I do know a fun verse and this is a riot!  You and the Balladeer must both have great senses of humor.

Army ants go "AWOL"
Hyena's make no sound,
(It's been said that's why the ostrich,
Sticks it's head beneath the ground.)

Rus
HelmutB
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4 posted 01-14-2000 04:40 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Here, or not here
That is here the question.
Still it's fun read.
I'm sure the jungle hero will lose his leaf eventually   )

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.  



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suthern
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5 posted 01-14-2000 05:17 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well done, Tarzzan! You obviously know some of our regulars quite well. *G*

Now I knew this horticulture degree had to be good for something. *G* All these years and  I just never knew watching leaves fall could be so... er... interesting. LOL



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Denise
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6 posted 01-14-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Hey, what ya doin' in that tree
And swingin' on those vines
Get down here quick and write for me
More funny witty lines.

You're not an apeman, silly guy
The jungle's not your home    
On vines you were not meant to fly
Or in the wild roam.

You have a special talent 'T'
Uniquely all your own
You make folks laugh - a specialty
That's yours and yours alone!

Now get down here out of that tree
And write more poetry!


(well, actually, you seem to be doing pretty good at writin' it up in the tree too!)

                      


 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~






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Nan
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7 posted 01-14-2000 08:03 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Do giant erasers work in jungles???...
WhtDove
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8 posted 01-14-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

ROFL  I knew it was gonna be a Balladeer!  hahahaha....

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Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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9 posted 01-14-2000 11:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I doubt that you've seen Africa
Or any kind of jungle.
You just go around butcherin' poetry
To see how much you can bungle.

Tarzzan? You're a real cheeta!
LongJohn! Hear this line!
The nearest you been to the jungle
Is Hollywood and Vine!
LngJhnAg
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10 posted 01-15-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Yanno, I must be the densest person alive.  This was a great poem, by a great poet.  I love it.  I was taken in completely by you, Mr. Tarzzan.  Welcome to the site.  I hope you have more class than some of us in here.
Echo Rhayne
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11 posted 01-16-2000 03:10 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

heheh LoL, great poem!!


 ~*~ ^i^ ~*~ Love is such a lonely art, and death is but a taste. Minds are merely instruments that often go to waste! ~*~ ^i^ ~*~


Martie
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12 posted 01-16-2000 04:08 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Clever poem jungle man
sitting under your leaf fan
writing words of jungle lore
that even make this tiger roar

Lol--and more and more

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Elizabeth Santos
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13 posted 01-16-2000 06:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Tarzzan's rhyming verses
Have a familiar ring
Of someone whom I've known
Who Writes most anything
Nothings out of bounds for this apeman
Whose verses I'd call free
And if my name were Seymour
I'd not walk under his tree
Liz
Seymour Tabin
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14 posted 01-16-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Tarzzan,
Take Elizabeths advise and don't walk under the monkey tree. Enjoyed the poem.
 
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