Paul the Lion

Rookie (Born in the fall of his 19th year / Comin' home to a place he'd never been before)

Montana Wilderness - Poem by Paul the Lion

(Bitter, bitter cold
O c'mon relax cowboy it ain't North Dakota-cold
Ain't that bad
I think)

It's poor weather today
It's not snowing,
however the sky is covered with
very dark, almost black clouds

(Looks like a storm's a comin'
Ah hell, I don't need no rain
But I came out here to do one thing
And I'm a gonna do it)

I look down at my.44 magnum
A beautiful gun
A true hand cannon
I got four rounds left in it

(Where is that fucker?
I shot it twice
But it didn't go down
Fuckin monster)

Grizzly bears are resilient creatures
The white man has nearly killed them all off
And so naturally I feel guilty about hunting it
But I am blood thirsty!

(Ow, arggg, ow
I shoulda got me some new boots
before I came up here
I'm gonna hafta sit down)

I find a tree stump and sit
Light a Marlboro
The sun's nearly down
It's five o'clock

(I best be gettin' back
Don't wanna freeze out here
Darn, I wanted to kill that thing
I'd be the toast of the town)

I lean back and rest
my elbow on the stump
A bird starts chirping
I chirp back at it

(Wonder what that bird's sayin'
Sounds like it's happy
I'd be happy too
if I was a bird)

Suddenly I hear a noise
But I don't get up
It's probably just an elk
And I'm not out here to kill elk

(Boy, you might as well get up
See what it is
No doubt it's an elk
Them damn things are everywhere)

I stand up
with the Marlboro in my mouth
I grab the.44
It keeps getting heavier

(Hot Damn! ! !
There it is! ! !
Shoot it! ! !
Kill it! ! !)

The grizzly isn't that large
and it's not even startled by me
It doesn't even try to escape
It just stands there

(What's it doin'?
It ain't attackin'
and it ain't runnin'
Does it wanna die?)

I just stand there
It just stands there
Complete silence
while we stare at eachother

(I got it twice in the rear
Damn thing could still live
No! ! ! I should shoot it

I lower the hammer back
And put my hands
to my sides
And continue staring

........why don't I........
........I wanna........

The bear slowly
lumbers away
And I stand there pondering
my savageness

Comments about Montana Wilderness by Paul the Lion

  • (4/27/2006 5:24:00 PM)

    that's great - i can't do that - add 2nd person (or inside my head) - i liked it alot... i would love to live out in mountains or on ranch - not too many expensive toys - home-town living and loving. i ache for a cowboy life.

    great write really sorry for rambling - that happens sometimes.

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  • (3/18/2006 6:44:00 PM)

    Great poem, the humanity the hunter finds! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 18, 2006

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