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.


My days are spent canoeing,

and hunting Bumblegrubs.

I coax them out by cooing,

whilst hiding in the shrubs.


For cooing is to Bumblegrubs

what barking is to dogs -

what roaring is to lion cubs,

or croaking is to frogs.


Bumblegrubs are creatures shy,

that few have ever seen,

with silver wings, like fireflies,

and eyes of emerald green.


They live amid the flowerbeds

beside the honey bees,

but sleep beneath allotment sheds,

or up amongst the trees.


They look a bit like Sniggles,

and Spotted Octopeds.

When caught, they squawk and wriggle,

then turn a little red.


I splat them with my catapult

or catch them in my traps,

then jump around and somersault:

a hobo acrobat.


Bumblegrubs taste quite divine:

they melt upon the tongue.

I wash them down with cherry wine,

then sing this silly song:


"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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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


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


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


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


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


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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