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Hikers Brave and Free: A group of hikers spend the morning climbing Dudley's Peak, and receive a shock at the summit.
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 8, 2007. 1860 views. ID = 127

Hikers Brave and Free

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 8, 2007. 1860 views. ID = 127
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This post has been awarded 41 stars by 10 readers.

Long before the sun arose,
Before the rooster crowed,
My friends and I were out the door,
We'd packed our packs and hit the road.

Our quest today: to reach the heights
Of Dudley's towering peak,
The experts say that this is not a task
For the faint of heart or weak.

But we were brave, and we were strong -
And we could conquer anything,
So we started out along the trail,
And with voices loud began to sing:

Singing Tra la la, tra la lee
We are hikers brave and free
Singing Tra la la, tra la loo
We'll climb the whole day through

(If we could croon like Elvis,
We'd sing this song between each verse.
But we know we sound like tortured cats,
Which makes this poem even worse!)

All morning long we climbed and climbed
How our tired muscles ached!
Our throats were dry, our brows were wet,
Our knees and elbows scraped.

After many hours of wretched pain,
We reached the mountain peak
And to our shock and horror saw
A sight that made us shriek

For there we saw, to our dismay
A parking lot of fresh, smooth tar.
And now we wonder why we hiked
And didn't drive a car!

Singing Tra la la, tra la lor
We are hikers tired and sore
Singing Tra la la, tra la luss
The next time we will take the bus!

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This post has been awarded 41 stars by 10 readers.
This post is part of a writing prompt: The Mountain Peak


Michael K
Oct 8, 2007
huh huh. I've had that experience before.
   ~Posted by Michael K, Oct 8, 2007

Oct 8, 2007
tra la luss?
lol! This is great! :-)
   ~Posted by Katie, Oct 8, 2007

Rabbit Stu
Oct 8, 2007
well, you know, nonsense words make writing poetry easier - just ask Lewis Carroll! :)
   ~Posted by Rabbit Stu, Oct 8, 2007

Josiah T.
Oct 9, 2007
I can imagine that.... (Tho I'm nothing resembling a poet, so I can only imagine... :-P
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Oct 9, 2007

Oct 11, 2007
nice little tune how much to download. =)
   ~Posted by death_shadow, Oct 11, 2007

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