World’s Largest Army


 World’s Largest Army  

 

 

  The American Hunter

 

 

The state of Wisconsin has gone an entire deer hunting season without someone getting killed. That’s great.

There were over 600,000 hunters.

Allow me to restate that number.

 

Over the last two months,

the eighth largest army in the world – more men under arms than Iran – more than France and Germany combined –

deployed to the woods of a single American state to help keep the deer menace at bay.

But that pales in comparison to the 750,000 who are in the woods of Pennsylvania this week.

Michigan‘s 700,000 hunters have now returned home.

Toss in a quarter million hunters in West Virginia,

and it is literally the case that the hunters of those four states alone would comprise the largest army in the world.

 

America will forever be safe from foreign invasion of troops with that kind of home-grown firepower. 

Hunting – it’s not just a way to fill the freezer. It’s a matter of national security!  

Now you know why the liberal anti-gun group wants to take the guns away.  


Monday morning and another Christmas has slid past with children’s smiles a mile wide at times underneath parents warm gazes and amidst phrases said a million times before.  Dishes filled with tasty treats, and lots of meats that somehow vanished amid holiday traditions and numerous renditions of comments and songs so carefully and lovingly shared for a moment in time most of the world stopped and cared about the neighbor down the street and smiled as we went out and came to meet those whom we pass regularly without but without recognitions being passed.  Christmas, while I dislike you most happily I am that you are past while wishing the feelings would remain throughout the years.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Mistake


When the military was pushed into placing women aboard ships it warned the non-military people who were wanting this to occur that while women should be treated as equals placing young women and young men together results in babies…..and guess what. I’m not against women serving. I am for proper safeguards and the military is not capable of providing same. So, we have babies out of wedlock, we have rapes, and now we have open sexuality. Think this isn’t going to cause a problem? I think it is. I have no problem with someone being gay but think this is a bad idea just as I think kicking people out of the service was a bad idea for being gay.

Thoughts in the Morning


So morning comes as morning does and I awake and for a moment lie between two worlds…….or is it more than two I wonder. The first thoughts are laced with fog and questions which I don’t easily recall as moments slip away to become minutes moving forward into the day. Thoughts like loosed hummingbirds dart here and there trying to find something sweet to eat. Ah, where is the first cup of coffee at?

Thoughts in the Morning


So morning comes as morning does and I awake and for a moment lie between two worlds…….or is it more than two I wonder. The first thoughts are laced with fog and questions which I don’t easily recall as moments slip away to become minutes moving forward into the day. Thoughts like loosed hummingbirds dart here and there trying to find something sweet to eat. Ah, where is the first cup of coffee at?

An Old Prospector


An old prospector……

 

 

An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio , Texas leading an old tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. 

  

As he stood there brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, “Hey old man, have you ever danced?”

 

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No, I never did dance… Never really wanted to.” 

  

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “Well, you old fool, you’re gonna dance now” and started shooting at the old man’s feet.

The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

Everybody was laughing — fit to be tied.
When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

 

The crowd stopped laughing immediately. The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.
The silence was almost deafening.
 

  

The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 10 gauge barrels. The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man’s hands as he quietly said, “Son, have you ever kissed a mule’s ass?”

The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No sir…… But, I’ve always wanted to.”

There are a few lessons for us all here:

Never be arrogant.

Don’t waste ammunition.

Whiskey makes you think you’re smarter than you are.

Always, always make sure you know who has the power.

Don’t mess with old folks — they didn’t get old by being stupid.I just love a story with a happy ending, don’t you

 

New Blog — End of emails.


Hi….So, why am I writing you ask. Well, its this way. I’ve decided to start another blog.

Yes. God help me. Aren’t you excited?

No?

Oh well.

Well, I am, and here is the deal.

This is a blog about poetry. Only poetry. I decided to do this as my email lists are growing too large and I also make political commentary from time to time and my other blogs get weighted down. So, by separating out the poetry I can focus on one thing at this location and one thing only. And, very importantly, anyone coming to this site is only going to find poetry and poetry related links and comments.

I am looking for you to do a very simple thing for me (and you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to, but it would be ever so nice if you did) simply go to Poet in the Rain at http://gkpoems.wordpress.com/ 

At the top of the page you will find the word Subscribe, click on it and subscribe. (No Cost and you can unsubscribe whenever you wish to do so.)

I’m simply separating the poetry crowd from the non-poetry crowd and getting rid of the individual emails that I send out. Poet in the Rain will send out its own emails and you will be able to unsubscribe at any time you so wish and not have to hit the delete button which I know some of you are doing now…..I know who you are. You ‘re sitting there and suddenly you get this beep and my email pops up and you say “crap” or something like that and hit the delete button…..uh huh…. Well, I’m giving you the chance to opt in or not opt in by subscribing or not subscribing.

So, there you have it. Would love to see you subscribe but if you don’t I will understand and so from now on (except for those who request it) I will not be sending out individual poetry emails.

And everyone stood up and cheered. 01

So, go to and subscribe.

Once I hit the send button on this email the email list will disappear from my computer, meaning, if you wish to receive any future poetry from me you need to go to Poet in the Rain and subscribe.

Much thanks to all of you who have written me with comments and much thanks to you who have groaned every time you see a new post from me before hitting the delete button. Think of how much time this is going to shave off from your day.

I look forward to seeing all of you on Poet in the Rain located at http://gkpoems.wordpress.com/ 

Best to you, always!
Gordon Kuhn

Author of Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems
Buy or view the book at:
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Prince of Dan: http://theprinceofdan.blogspot.com/

The joys of tree hunting.


Small black bears are easily spooked. The hunter was really cool.

The joys of deer hunting from a tree stand.

If confronted by a bear, just be cool and ask the bear a question.

And, Oh yes, it helps to have a 12 gauge shotgun across your lap.

http://www.wimp.com/curiousbear/

Best to you, always!
Gordon Kuhn

Author of Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems
Buy or view the book at:
http://www.amazon.com/Widows-Cliff-Other-Poems/dp/1451534493/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290915007&sr=1-2

OR You can go to Barnes & Noble and order it there.
Simply type in The Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems in the search box and order the book.

MY BLOGS:
Thoughts: http://gordonwrites.com
Prince of Dan: http://theprinceofdan.blogspot.com/
Gordon Writes: http://www.glkuhnwrites.com/

Barnes & Noble has my book


Just a fast note to let you know that Barnes & Noble is now carrying The Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems You can also make comments on the Barnes & Noble site regarding the book. There is a place where you can insert your remarks and you can vote on the number of stars it deserves.. Simply go to BarnesandNoble.com, type in The Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems, click on the book and then click of the add comments link.

Best to you, always!
Gordon Kuhn

Author of Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems
Buy or view the book at:
http://www.amazon.com/Widows-Cliff-Other-Poems/dp/1451534493/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1290915007&sr=1-2

OR You can go to Barnes & Noble and order it there.
Simply type in The Widow’s Cliff and Other Poems in the search box and order the book.

MY BLOGS:
Thoughts: http://gordonwrites.com
Prince of Dan: http://theprinceofdan.blogspot.com/
Gordon Writes: http://www.glkuhnwrites.com/