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Old 08-24-2022, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default After reading Gumbo Man's poem

I decided to dredge-up this attempt at poetry I posted over 12 years ago:

My wife tolerates my Green Screen habit without too much complaint - but looking over my shoulder the other night she said " I know you must get a lot out of being on there, but really, who are those people?"
I thought about it, and said:

Well, there’s men, women, girls and boys,
With fortunes invested in outdoor toys
We got country boys and city slickers,
Really smart guys and window lickers.

We got sinners and saints,
Blowhards and liars,
All gathered around a virtual campfire
Compounds, crossbows and fans of trad
Passing down skills we learned from our dads.

Do TBHrs have money? Depends who you ask!
The “good stuff” or rot-gut may be in their flask.
There’s guys who’ll drop 20 grand for a trip,
And guys who have to settle for bargain-brand dip

White collar, blue collar - they’re all the same here,
We don’t judge a man by the brand of his beer.
We got fat guys and beanpoles and folks of all races
But we all look the same with camo paint on our faces.

High fence, low fence and no fence at all,
Toss out an opinion and wait for the brawl!
Fights over broadheads - fixed or mechanical,
Infractions from mods who are sometimes tyrannical.
Some broad-minded members and others quite narrow,
But we’re all brought together by the flight of the arrow.

We got believers and skeptics and Bible thumpers,
Doctors and salesmen and oil field pumpers.
Rich guys and poor guys and middle class hicks,
But mostly we’re just hunters who like to fling sticks.

There’s quite a few women who frequent the site,
(I think their influence helps keep us polite.)
It’s “ Lost my job!” or “Dog got sprayed by a skunk!”
And weird threads by guys who must be posting while drunk.

A community? A family? Don’t know what you’d call it
But if a need arises these folks open their wallets.
The death of a loved one, bad news from the doc,
Hundreds of prayers from the TBH flock.

So who are these people, you want me to explain?
Aren’t the minutes you spend there just time down the drain?
That argument’s easily made I would guess,
But I don’t believe it - not deep in my chest.

Just a bowhunter’s site? You must understand
It’s the state’s finest people (even some who’ve been banned!)
We’re all bound together by our love of the bow,
Irresistibly drawn to the screen’s green glow.

So call me an addict – this place won’t make you wealthy
But with members like these, it’s an addiction that’s healthy!

"There, that clear it up for you?"

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Old 08-24-2022, 01:41 PM   #2
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thats classic!
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Old 08-24-2022, 01:45 PM   #3
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👍🏼
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:11 PM   #4
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Good stuff...
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:35 PM   #5
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:49 PM   #6
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Perfect

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Old 08-24-2022, 02:50 PM   #7
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That was wonderful!
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:52 PM   #8
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That's great.
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Old 08-24-2022, 02:53 PM   #9
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Good stuff Jerp !
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:00 PM   #10
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good stuff John
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:02 PM   #11
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Way back then Shane set it to music - made a pretty good song out of it!
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:03 PM   #12
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Love it!
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:06 PM   #13
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Spot on
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:13 PM   #14
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Love it!
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:23 PM   #15
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That's perfect.
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:26 PM   #16
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I remember that John. Classic thread and great wordsmithing.
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:28 PM   #17
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Good Stuff
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:42 PM   #18
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All these poets and didn't know it!
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:49 PM   #19
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Nice work, Jerp!
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Old 08-24-2022, 03:53 PM   #20
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Bravo!
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Old 08-24-2022, 04:16 PM   #21
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Very cool
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Old 08-24-2022, 04:20 PM   #22
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Standing ovation Jerp. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-24-2022, 04:28 PM   #23
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Way back then Shane set it to music - made a pretty good song out of it!
I actually have it down loaded in my music player. Years ago someone posted the song and I downloaded it and have had it ever sense.👍
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Old 08-24-2022, 04:44 PM   #24
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Thatís a classic John!! Pure awesomeness.

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Old 08-24-2022, 04:50 PM   #25
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Slow clap and a flame-lit zippo here.
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Old 08-24-2022, 09:19 PM   #26
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That's great
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Old 08-25-2022, 12:31 PM   #27
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Really well put !!
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Old 08-25-2022, 07:06 PM   #28
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Best thing i have read in a long time. Thanks brother.
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Old 08-25-2022, 07:17 PM   #29
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Good stuff, great job my man
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Old 08-25-2022, 10:01 PM   #30
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Greatness! Now I wanna hear the song.

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Old 08-25-2022, 11:13 PM   #31
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Very well said
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Old 08-26-2022, 08:53 AM   #32
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12 years old yet still perfectly accurate. Awesome stuff!
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Old 08-26-2022, 09:12 AM   #33
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12 years old yet still perfectly accurate. Awesome stuff!
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 08-26-2022, 09:59 AM   #34
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I actually have it down loaded in my music player. Years ago someone posted the song and I downloaded it and have had it ever sense.👍
Have you got a link?
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Old 08-30-2022, 08:25 AM   #35
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That was greatness!!
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Old 08-30-2022, 11:02 AM   #36
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The OP mightnever had a formal IQ test, but I would speculate he is knocking on the door of "genius," definitely quite a few notches above a "window licker" for sure. Well done!
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Old 08-30-2022, 12:03 PM   #37
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https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink/top...ink_source=app
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Old 08-30-2022, 12:25 PM   #38
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Greatness! Now I wanna hear the song.

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Old 08-30-2022, 06:42 PM   #39
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Great stuff jerp and Shane. Skillz!
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Old 08-30-2022, 07:30 PM   #40
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Classic. Great job men
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Old 08-31-2022, 01:16 AM   #41
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Outstanding!
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Old 08-31-2022, 09:56 AM   #42
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Great poem!
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Old 08-31-2022, 10:01 AM   #43
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For some reason my mind read that whole thing to to the beat of I love this bar by Toby Keith
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Old 08-31-2022, 10:21 AM   #44
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Outstanding!
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