Huntagrub McWillow

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A poem about a hunting hobo.

Huntagrub McWillow

 

I'm Huntagrub McWillow,

a topsy-turvy tramp.

I live in Amarillo,

upon the riverbanks.

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My days are spent canoeing,

and hunting Bumblegrubs.

I coax them out by cooing,

whilst hiding in the shrubs.

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For cooing is to Bumblegrubs

what barking is to dogs -

what roaring is to lion cubs,

or croaking is to frogs.

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Bumblegrubs are creatures shy,

that few have ever seen,

with silver wings, like fireflies,

and eyes of emerald green.

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They live amid the flowerbeds

beside the honey bees,

but sleep beneath allotment sheds,

or up amongst the trees.

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They look a bit like Sniggles,

and Spotted Octopeds.

When caught, they squawk and wriggle,

then turn a little red.

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I splat them with my catapult

or catch them in my traps,

then jump around and somersault:

a hobo acrobat.

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Bumblegrubs taste quite divine:

they melt upon the tongue.

I wash them down with cherry wine,

then sing this silly song:

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"Bing bong boggle eye, bing bong bo,

I'm a hunting hobo, don't you know!

Bing bong boggle eye, bing bong boo,

 yummy jum yum jaroo!"

 

 


Submitted: May 25, 2013

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brucek

wow, what a delight! such fun! it swings and rolls right along, you must have had a blast writing it!

Mon, May 27th, 2013 10:59am

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i'm still working on it bruce, i reckon i could squeeze a couple more verses out of it. i haven't been on here for ages, i'll have a good read through your latest work later.

Mon, May 27th, 2013 4:00am

Patri Poe

Awesome! So creative and filled with playful wording. The rhythm has a whimsical feel as well :)

Wed, June 5th, 2013 2:49am

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Thankyou Patri, i'm very much enjoying creating these imaginary creatures and creating scenarios for them, even if they do end up getting eaten by a hunting hobo!

Fri, June 7th, 2013 9:24am

quiet dreamer

I absolutely agree with Yasmina S Lasker! I wish my niece and nephew would speak english, so I could read this to them^^ amazing... AGAIN! never met a person this creative with words ;)

Wed, September 25th, 2013 5:44pm

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Thankyou for the compliment. I really enjoy writing the kids poems and getting in touch with my 'inner child'.

Wed, September 25th, 2013 12:08pm

mculo

I like these types of humor. It can be read to kids. And at the same time I can see it as a skit in Saturday Night Live or something. Great work.

Thu, September 26th, 2013 1:57pm

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Thankyou, I guess they are suitable for kids and adults alike. It's definitely my favourite style of poetry. I'm working towards producing a poetry book eventually.

Thu, September 26th, 2013 12:16pm

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