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What's Cooking On Gobblers Knob

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 02-02-2000 09:27 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

(Coming from Pennsylvania and living about 40 miles from Punxsutawney, I grew up knowing all about the ground hog called Punxsutawney Phil. So, in honor of all the hoopla surrounding him on this day Feb 2,2000, I dedicate this one to "Phil"   )


What’s Cooking On Gobblers Knob

At Seven Twenty-Eight this morn
They issued out a call
Where Two Thousand people gathered
Eyes upon him all

In a place called Punxsutawney
Way upon a snowy hill
People gathered round the home
Of a groundhog they named “Phil”

There on the hill called Gobblers Knob
Located in the east
They pulled him out from his warm nest
That little furry beast

Gloved hands held his body high
The waiting crowd all roared
Cameras flashed, there was applause
And poor ole “Phil” looked bored

He looked out at the noisy crowd
Gathered all around
And then glanced down to see his shadow
There upon the ground

I don’t know ‘bout you my friends
But I know that I, for sure
Don’t need be told winter’s still here
By a weatherman with fur

So I’ve got a good suggestion
I don’t think “Phil” will like a lot
Let’s kidnap winters harbinger
And cook him in a pot




 I can live with the idea
That we are merely actors
Playing a part
But I do wish
Whoever is writing my script
Would learn to use
A few more Happy Endings
~Javan


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 02-02-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Alicat
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1 posted 02-02-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Good idea, Hon...you bring the lil' critter, and I'll make up some bodacious 5-Alarm Chili...we'll have pork cracklins and corn-onda-cob, and green beans, and boiled onions, and mustard greens, and a Whole Lot of Beer!!!


Alicat...in Oregon now, but still a TEXAN at heart    

 As I sit here dimly thinking
Watching modem lights a-blinking
Churning out poetic hash.
Lord, in all Your piety,
Help me keep my sanity:
Please don't let the modem crash!  --Alicat





[This message has been edited by Alicat (edited 02-02-2000).]
Dark Angel
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2 posted 02-02-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh Ruth, this is fantastic, I absolutley loved it hehehe , he is sooo cute!!! poor little Phil!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Denise
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3 posted 02-02-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is hillarious, Ruth!  
Meadowmuse
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4 posted 02-02-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Oh how silly! JUST what I needed to "hear" this morning, Hoot Owl! (wouldn't you know it....the "Owl's" got her eye on the poor widdle scudder fer dinner...lol!) {shaking head}

This is a treasure!


Claire
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5 posted 02-02-2000 01:34 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Okay, I confess, I do have a silly side at times  
Martie
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This is so cute Ruth, but you know, it's like spring here today, 82 degrees, and sky the color of a baby boy's first blanket.  Maybe you and Phil should move out west.
Mike
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7 posted 02-02-2000 01:45 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Wonderful poem.  Truly enjoyed.
Christopher
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8 posted 02-03-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Cool! You bring the critter, I'll bring the Pappy's, we'll have a feast! (And see if we can get rid of winter altogether!!!)
Pepper
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I like your silly side Hoot...
This was a delight to read..and I'll skip the meal, thank you...
Great job!!  lol
Rex Allen McCoy
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10 posted 02-03-2000 01:50 AM       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

By gosh !!!
I think the little fella's
startin t' sweat !!!
You may have just shifted spring
ahead a couple weeks
Better call a news conference
'Poet Manipulates Ground-hog!'

Rex
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hoot_owl_rn
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*laughing* Thanks everyone  
Echo Rhayne
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12 posted 02-04-2000 03:11 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

hehe but um hey Ruth, what's 'winter'? *shrugs* anyways...I am really going to miss your poems *sigh*  I guess I just better hurry up abd get myself near a computer then huh? ehhe *hugs*

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

Danny Holloway
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13 posted 02-04-2000 10:39 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Not sure what a groundhog would taste like, but Phil would surely be missed, whether he is right about the weather or not.
Nice work as usual.
DH
Gemini
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14 posted 02-04-2000 09:13 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Totally cute and made me chuckle.  Thank you for a good read.
Balladeer
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15 posted 02-04-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Gonna eat until you have your fill of Phil!! I guess we could put him in a mincer and have some ground-up hog!!  
WhtDove
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16 posted 02-04-2000 11:17 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

ROFL! Cook him in a pot?  Our furry weather Phil?  hahahahahah

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
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17 posted 02-04-2000 11:39 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Hoot! LMAO!!!! This is good! Very funny.


                    
                      


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