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    A little something in honor of Halloween


    His name is Lucky and he lives on the streets

    He is cautious of each new creature he meets

    He has coal black hair and snowy white teeth

    And a fearless heart beating loudly beneath


    He sleeps under the boardwalk down by the docks

    By day he wanders the alleys; the same old crumbling blocks

    Searching always searching through each deserted lot

      Finding food scarce and a real chancy long shot  


    He’s a tough looking dude so don’t expect him to kowtow

    And all the ladies think he’s the real cat’s meow

    All the boys step aside when he comes ambling by

    But all seek him out as a friend and ally


    Well on a warm night in June under a bright full moon

    A new dude arrives behind O’Toole’s saloon

    He’s big and brawny and looks real mean

    And he tries enticing the ladies with a smelly old sardine


    Now Lucky gets word that this dude’s on the prowl

    And he’s sure that his intentions are nothing but foul

    He quickly makes his way to the back of O’Toole’s   

    He’s out to teach this intruder the rules

       He sizes up the newcomer and decides on a frontal attack

    He charges and leaps - landing squarely on the dudes back

    What followed one could hardly call fair

    As Lucky throttled him into total and utter disrepair


    The intruder was last seen climbing the back fence at the bar

    Onlookers roared their approval and made Lucky the night’s star

    And then when Lucky wolfed down the smelly sardine

       The onlookers all let out a most raucous scream


    Those nearby trying to sleep woke upon hearing the uproar

    Ran to their windows looking down at the rear of the store

    They cursed and they yelled screaming “all of you scat”

    But the crowd went right on howling for Lucky the homeless black cat


    So just remember my friends if you’re out on Halloween

    And the howling begins from places unseen

    Don’t be alarmed just go on with your tricks and your treats

    It’s probably just old Lucky still prowling the streets


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg Oct. 27, 2010   











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    blackfootlady commented on Lucky


    Hampton this poem is great for the Halloween spirit.I absolutely love it.I gave it a 10.Nice work Hampton.TY for sharing this with Me.God Bless-Black



    I am glad ytou enjoyed it. Thanks for the visit.

    Chaos128 commented on Lucky


    If all's fair in love and war then, you know, it's really gonna get dicey when it comes to queens and fish-heads ha ha an instant classic !



    Thank you much.

    MindNumbing commented on Lucky


    This was an absolute pleasure to read, hampton! I couldn't help but think of The Stray Cats song "Stray Cat Strut" as I'm reading along... If you aren't familiar, look up the lyrics... they're a riot :) Nicely done & Happy Halloween to you!!



    I'll look up the lyrics. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    StandingBear commented on Lucky


    An entertaining good Halloween write. Homeless Lucky searching each and every street, probably for a nice warm place to sleep. SBear



    Many thanks SB. Have a good day tomorrow.

    ginga commented on Lucky


    Charlie, I absolutely love this. Your tale is the cat's meow (LOL). The clever humor and suspense gives a sense of adventure. ty ginga



    Thank you. I love your cat's meow comment.

    When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30