Black Poetry : Tale of the Bigfoot

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BigFoot Tale

    First of April on a hill in the mountains
    -and the branches did break
    -and the trees did shake

    'cross a path where the forest lost light,
    -while coming his way
    -even air moved away

    two lovers setup camp in a clearing
    -even fog made a sound
    -when his foot hit the ground

    and they kissed in the quiet of the night.

    Then, they sat near the glow of the campfire
    -and his breath was a fright
    -at his twenty foot height

    where the food on the grill smelled good,
    -and his eyes burned red
    -like the hair on his head

    and they drank and laughed 'til midnite
    -he was hunting that night
    -saw the campfire light

    then they tucked into bed like they should.

    Then the forest went quiet.
    Then the sounds went silent.
    And the trees waited trembling in the woods.

    But the stars sprinkled Heaven when they rushed out
    throwing twinkles in the icy air of night
    hitting slopes and paths even hilltops
    where the light froze the campers in his sight.

    Then a bird on a branch held its one breath
    and a squirrel stopped its eating mid-bite.
    And a deer that was leaping seemed to freeze-frame.
    Something dreadful was emerging from the night.

    First footstep echoed with an impact
    -and the campers did sleep
    -and they never made a peep

    Second step towards the camp was a bump
    -and their bodies vibrated
    -from his sound radiated

    Then he leaped from the shadows of the darkness
    -and the air did smell
    -like a stench from Hell

    and the ground made them jump from his thump !

    They looked ! He looked ! They ran ! He roared !
    Now, the chase was a race through the darkness
    -and the lovers ran blind
    -over shrubs and pines

    and closer came the thumping of his feet.
    -and the branches did break
    -and the trees did shake

    Then each big hand grabbed a lover
    -and their hearts did race
    -as they fought his embrace

    And they prayed that it wasn't time to eat !
    And the breath from his mouth made them weak !
    And his hands pulled them closer to his teeth !

    Their terror was a scream in the night’s light.
    Each breath, tiny seconds from their last.
    And the lovers locked eyes with "I love you's"
    Then he belched with a chuckle and he laughed !
    -and the squirrel looked up
    -and the bird took a breath
    -and the deer finished leaping with a smile

    And the forest seemed to chime with his laughter
    as his chuckles boomed ‘cross a forest mile.

    Red eyes smiled on lovers with a twinkle.
    Hot hands put them on the ground to cool.
    At the forest edge, he turned and chuckled madly
    saying "Gotcha, little people ! April fool ! "
    Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! April freakin’ fool ! Ha! Ha!Ha!Ha!
    Y’all come back, ya hear ! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    Namyh
     
  2. sweet apple*pie

    sweet apple*pie Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was really great!

    Wow! This was special. What a playful and exciting write.

    Much enjoyed!



    :terrific:
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    enjoyed this to the fullest
     
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    So Big Foot has a sense of humor, oh my! I'm sure the couple would have prefered a knock knock joke or something of the like sent through the mail. Such crisp, vivid images here, almost felt like I needed to run for cover...whew. Yet another wonderful write.
     
  5. Harry Hyman

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    sweetapplepie – I know! I know! Just when you thought it was safe to run playfully thru forests and trees, this comes along. Goes to show, you never who or what is watching you. But I’m happy to see that you enjoyed the excitement of finding out. Thanks sweetap. Namyh
     
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    Rich – You’re right! This was a full size BigFoot, full of fun, full of mischief and full of a quirky sense of Fate who was out to make you enjoy him to the fullest, which you did and thanks for the fill of it. Namyh
     
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