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Updated on April 6, 2011
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Grumpy

Grumpy was a gator
at the pond across the street,

an ostentatious fellow
who had an appetite for meat.

Grumpy was the silent type
he wasn't much for talk...

rather than conversation
he preferred to walk the walk.

And he was always hungry,
for he had a hollow leg...

He was a native poacher,
not inclined or prone to beg.

Now, Grumpy was the moody sort,
not much to socialize...

and liked to isolate each day
an element of surprise...

He lurked within the waters
of the friendly little pond...

and often went unnoticed
until he would abscond...

with a meaty little morsel
of an unsuspecting snatch,

vanishing to savor
his tasty, squirmy catch!

I used to go a walking
along that friendly little shore...

Until I saw a notice that was
posted on my door.

For I would be a delicate and
more than tasty treat

and Grumpy would be tantalized
by my ample, tender meat...

So here I sit and tell this tale
a warning with a clue...

If you dare to wander there,
Grumpy could eat you!





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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      No-Clue, did my old man sit for you when you composed these words? lol Perfect discription. Very funny and loved it.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great work, and would make a fine children's poem.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      No, star, it wasn't your old man...actually it is a true story, there is a pond across the street from where I live with my son and he told me about a notice posted about a gator over there...and I was told to avoid the pond or be dinner! I just gave him a name! Thanks for the visit! Hugs!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you WillStarr! I so appreciate it!

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      tumblintumblweed 6 years ago

      Very interesting write,No_Clue...especially because it's true! Great Job!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      ATTYs weed! It was a fun write, though true...wont be visiting the pond any more!

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      That lightened the mood. Reminds me of an old man who used to keep our ball when it went into his garden when we played as kids.

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Spirit Whisperer, Thanks! I liked to take my grandson for walks over to that little pond...but my son informed me that a notice was posted about a gator over there and I won't be visiting Grumpy any time soon! Florida has its share of gators...and I have no desire to feed Grumpy today! Hugs!

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      Bumpsysmum 6 years ago from Cambridgeshire

      Brilliantly funny, thanks No_Clue :-)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      mum, I am so glad you liked this! Thanks!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, Barb H! I am glad!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      No Clue,

      Very cute and funny..great poem..I'm from south Ga originaly and gators are something you don't mess with lol

      Thanks for sharing,

      Sunnie

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Sunnie Day, I have never come face to face with a gator, and live in Central Florida, where I have spent most of my life...and I'm not up for trying now...Grumpy can have the pond...! Thanks for the read and comment! Hugs!

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      lol I remember going to the lake and we could see them crossing the road. Too close for me..lol..I agree let Grumpy have his old pond,,,

      Hugs back at ya.

      Sunnie

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thanks, Sunnie!

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      Erica Sanchez 6 years ago from California

      This was brilliant No_Clue I loved the rhyme used it was a sing a long song :D

      smiles :)

      bella

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thank you, bella, I appreciate your visit!

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      Vickie Bovender 6 years ago from Southeastern US

      I love this! Your poetry is contagious. :)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Again, thanks so much, Vickie! I appreciate you!

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      Nadine M AuCoin 6 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      Nice poem,...gators, scary..I've watched a few documentaries about them and seen their behaviours on the discovery channel, not my cup of tea to live anywhere near them, best of wishes & be safe,

      MM

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Maggie-May, I'm not overly fond of gators either, but they are a fact of life here in Florida...so I don't go to the friendly little pond across the street any more...gator-wrestling is NOT on my "bucket list"!

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      gator meat is tasty. serves them right!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      PDX, I have heard that said...and I am sure Grumpy would find me tasty too...I'm not about to tempt fate on this one! Thank you for your visit!

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      Justin W Price 6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      no problem. Deep fry some gator, add some cajun seasoning and dip it in shrimp sauce for a tasty snack :-)

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      LOL cuteness! Marsha, that was so loving, Mr.Grumpy sounds adorable in your poem =) Tender meat... LOL priceless!

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      No_Clue 5 years ago

      I haven't met Grumpy face to face, but I'm told he is about. Logan and I don't venture over there often, I'm not up for being an 'ordeurve! Thanks, Max!

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