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The Limerick of The Deer-Bear

Updated on April 20, 2017

We had waited for weekend to camp

for us boys in the woods we would tramp

with our packs on our backs

gummy bears in our sacks

with flashlights as our only lamp.

Hunting the odd and mysterious

no adult was taking us serious

in search of the Deer-Bear

hiding in its dark lair

this mean man eater was furious.

So deep into the backyard at night

our tent and trees were our only sight

rustle stirs our mood

noise coming from our food

both of us covered out heads in fright.

Seeing paw-hoove shadow through nylon

a thud from tripping on our tie-on

the tent zipper unzip

our courage takes a dip

grab each others shoulder to cry on.

My sister laughs to see us cower

pack up and head inside to shower

Deer-Bear till the next time

immortalize in rhyme

the magnificence of your power.


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      Ann Carr 8 months ago from SW England

      The things children do! Adventure and fear in your own environment. This brought back memories for me too.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 8 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Demas. One of the greatest gifts I can receive when I post a poem or article is to have someone point out my mistakes. Proofreading is an art form and sometimes you need another set of eyes. Thank you again. Jamie

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      Demas W Jasper 8 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      "both of us covered out heads in fright" You will want to correct this line for that children's book you have in mind.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 8 months ago from Reno NV

      I have a few limericks similar to this that I think would make a good children book. I love kid limericks. Thank you all for stopping by to read and I hope you have a great weekend. Jamie

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      MizBejabbers 9 months ago

      So cute, as I've said before, limericks are my favorite. Is it a "deer bear" or a Dear bear?" I can just see the little darlin's heading for the house and sister laughing.

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      Venkatachari M 9 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very much entertaining limerick on the Deer-Bear. We used to enjoy picnics in the woods on hill tops many years ago.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Backyard adventure, so much fun, seeing shadows, high alert! Great limerick!

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      Audrey Howitt 9 months ago from California

      Oh this made me smile today Jamie--we didn't camp much, but we built many forts and thee wild deer invaded on most nights when we failed to keep watch

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      whonunuwho 9 months ago from United States

      Reminiscent of many such backyards adventures and a few into the real woods, too. Thank you for the memories. Blessings my friend. whonu