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Dog Tails ( never mix guns with alcohol )

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Rex Allen McCoy
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A good friend told me this story
last night...dedicated to his Mom
and Dad

~

Dog Tails
~~~~~

With callous hands he polished up old Betsy
a keen eye tests the sights he knows so well
The dogs have worked themselves into a frenzy
if they could speak they’d have some tales to tell
~
A hug for Mom he promised to be careful
then looked at me said “next time” with a smile
“The fear of something happening would be dreadful”
he jumped into the truck with cousin Carl
~
This time the Hunt was hindered by poor judgment
some Red Wine far too much they did partake
Guns and Drunks combined
they must have lost their mind
‘Cause the ending almost always brings a wake
~
A tear was on his cheek as he loaded up the truck
with his gun he propped Carls body against the door
He was sobbing when the truck got home with lots of luck
he knew he was in trouble that's for sure
~
Mom met him in the yard with a shock that hit her hard
ten years off her life it did its damage
Dad’s tears and then the gun
Carl’s red encrusted shirt
A scream from Mom was all that she could manage
~
Then up walks Grampa Joe
says "this ain’t blood ya know"
As he looks at Mom with a grin stuck on his lip
~
"Unless I miss my guess
he's created quite a mess
It's the contents of his stomach
on his chest"
~~~

Rex 12/11/99

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1 posted 02-03-2000 01:37 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Rex! Shame on you! (LOL) You had me going! Sucked me right in! Great poem!   -SEA
Andrew Scott
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2 posted 02-03-2000 07:02 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Rex... a tale well spun... thought Carl was a gonner fo-shur.  Your moral however gets me to thinking about a place I use to see and could never figure out why it was allowed to exist in this day in age... it was called "JJJ's Liqueur & Ammo."  Now if that ain't askin' for trouble I don't know what is!
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3 posted 02-03-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

What was wrong with me? I actually thought this was gonna be a sad one! Got me again!!  Very good, Rex!
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ROFL...geesh...you do love those twist endings don't you?  
Marilyn
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You know Rex, I really like your style! Great work! LOL
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6 posted 02-03-2000 08:27 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Rex ...
GO TO YOUR ROOM !
I was led down a path of tears ...
FOR SHAME !

~*Marge*~


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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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thanks everyone I'm glad this brought a little laughter into your day ... but you know ... this was a true story ... and for the longest time the only one laughing was Grampa Joe ... of course they all laugh now

Rex
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8 posted 02-04-2000 11:07 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Rex - I started laughing when I read the topic title - then I felt like a heel as I read your poem.  Then I felt like a fool for being sucked in.  That's me, alright - a laughing foolish heel - lol.  Great poem.  You and Toerag must never be allowed to collaborate - lol.
 
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