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My Favorite Rodent....for Nan's sonnet workshop

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Balladeer
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There was no creature like the flying squirrel
Whose antics made my toes and fingers curl.
With Bullwinkle, his buddy on the show
They taught me everything I'd need to know.

Their wit was unsurpassed. They were the best.
Their moral lessons far outshone the rest.
Peabody's looks at history made me roar
Cracked Fairy Tales would put me on the floor!

With popcorn hands and Kool-Aid lips I sat
To watch them battle Boris - dirty rat!!!
Now forty years have passed or maybe more
Yet still they are as funny as before.

Feel free to take Durante, Hope and Berle...
The king for me will always be the squirrel.
© Copyright 2000 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 05-06-2000 02:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Not to be graded, teacher Nan. I took certain liberties.....
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2 posted 05-06-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I love it, and I remember those adventures. Maybe one day I will attempt a Sonnet but I doubt I can succeed like you did.  
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3 posted 05-06-2000 03:02 PM       View Profile for pandora   Email pandora   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pandora

I thought you might've been a popcorn, kool-aid, and rocky&bullwinkle sorta guy!

didn't you just love fractured fairy tales?? ahhhh... comedy at its best...one of my all time fave shows

if you ever want to rent some episodes and need someone to watch and laugh with... just let me know

oh.. cute poem, btw...
luv, pan
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LOL  very cute and clever...as always
love a man with popcorn hands and Kool-aid Lips...
I bet you were a grape kinda guy...and orange...me..I like cherry...
great work...and NAN..let us know his grade.
take care, jm
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Balladeer,
Funny, some great lines. You passed.
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What - You think you can join my class... Stay outside the door... Post your poem over here... and not get graded???? Huh? Huh??

You get a DEE-r....
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Balladeer~

YOU ROCK !
~*Marge*~


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Hey, I remember Bullwinkle and Rocky! And those fractured fair tales too! A blast from the past! They were the best, weren't they?!
As for your sonnet....the liberties that you took....maybe we can just call this the 'Balladeer Sonnet'...create a new form! This is delightful!!  

Denise

[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 05-06-2000).]
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Bullwinkle and Rocky the Flying Squirrel...frosted flakes and cold, cold milk on early Saturday mornings...

Good Memories.  A+
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"Nuthin' up my sleeve!"

"That trick never works!"

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Balladeer.

Corinne
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Wow! I had forgotten all about this show! It was so COOOOOOOL! I have to side with ya 'deer', the squirrel he was my fav too  
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Bal~
A fun read. You have a gift for writing humorous poetry. You might consider doing so.
best regards,
bboog
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My smile for the night was in this, and I have now made it a point to go in search of at least one or two or more a day.  
I watched the cartoon, but probably not when all you guys watched it.  


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Well, of course a SQUIRREL has to reply to this.

Cool poem, Bal. It reminded me of moon mice, upsydaisium, stolen box tops and lots of other things that, when I say them aloud to my friends, get empty stares. One of my favorite parts was always the closing music with the lights that went with the drum beat. Don't ask why; I don't know either.

Mike

(and if you're wondering how I could possibly remember a show that was on the air years and years before I was born -- long live reruns!)
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Yea....(sniff, sigh, pout), I remember when I used to be his favorite little rodent.....
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Who didn't like these characters? A wonderful walk down memory lane...'xcuse me while I go put more ice in my orange Kool Aid!....cute poem sir Balladeer!!!  
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Balladeer, You can mine the next time I find them flying in my house. (caught 5 so far)
But they are the coolest rodents. Great Sonnet  
P.S. Though I would let you know they love peanut butter.
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18 posted 05-09-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks to all for joining me on my little trip to the past. Rocky's writers had the sharpest wit I had ever seen on TV, especially to a ten year old.

Don't worry, Toe. You're still a VERY close second! How are ya, big guy?
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ROFL...I LOVE IT!!!!! Need I say more??
 
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