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The Chipmunk Kid

A hot breeze blew the other day, as the Chipmunk Kid rode into Troll Lake Town.
He rode on the oldest, slowest steed, that I had ever seen, a Snail called Abilene.
He came a packing, with a six shooter acorn gun, riding low, for an easy draw.
Armadillo Billy The Sling Shot Kidster, was his intended target, you know, y’all.

Sheriff Bunny Garrett said, he’d shot Billy down, but the word had gotten round.
Billy was alive and in our town, so The Chipmunk Kid wanted him found, right now!
A meaner glare, had never been seen, as it slowly moved, around our town. Tho…
Something seemed amiss; perhaps it was his crossed eyes, and petulant frown. 

Climbing down from his stead, he landed face down, in the snail slime of his stead,
On that fateful day, Billy solemnly shook his head, at the craziness of this strange Kid.
The Chipmunk Kid had moxie, but little else of praise or glory, I can honestly say.
For when we told him Billy was here, The Chipmunk Kid, then fainted straight away.

Not to mention, his snail stead, old Abilene, shied away, when this happened, too.
Now, he could have grabbed the reigns, for Abilene had only moved, an inch or two.
But the Chipmunk Kid was a bit flighty, you see, as he took his lasso from his side.
Before he was done he’d tied himself up, and Dear old Billy, couldn't help but smile.

Armadillo Billy knew he’d won in that minute, not having to fire a single slingshot.
That’s how, it should be done, he knew, after seeing what the Kid had wrought.
He was happy, to just once see, ALL come out alive, still knowing that he had won.
They became fast friends, with time, as he taught The Kid the true meaning, of life.

They had lots of time, you know, as Abilene, couldn't seem to make it out of town.
Poor old Abilene was winded, from extended travel to find our beloved, little town.
It turned out; he wasn't a snail after all, just a very confused and ancient old slug.
So, as you might have guessed, we did naturally make room, as we usually do…

Yes, for the illustrious Chipmunk Kid, and Abilene, his dear old slug.

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:12:00 AM
    Very entertaining, Carol...I must say....nice twist!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 4:53:00 PM
    Hi Carol, that was a very interesting poem as are all the rest I read but I like it. A little different than I am used to but still very good. Thanks for your comment on my poem O'er the Battlements I do Roam. All My best to you, Terry.

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 11:33:00 AM
    the town is getting bigger,two more added,lol,great write Carol

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Everyone's a winner in Troll Lake Town! Love the new characters - Abilene and the Chipmunk Kid. Armadillo Billy is really a softy at heart, no?

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Knowing how much Billy the kidster likes this old west character, i was not surprised to see Silly Billy commenting here! A great one for lovers of the old West!! IS this for the wild wild west contest? If not, you should enter it.

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Enjoyed your very creative work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 11:23:00 AM
    I think I'm going to have to devote an entire section on my web site just for your Armadilly Billy writes. As usual, a great write Carol, but then again I may be a little biased

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 6:18:00 PM
    a wonderful story...enjoyed...winning wishes

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:28:00 PM
    I enjoyed your verse this afternoon, a great imagination you have! Happy Easter weekend. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 8:28:00 AM
    Ha ha you are nuts you know, this is brilliant love it xx

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:13:00 PM
    - Another nice story to collect in my collection with your great stories Carol! - Always nice to read your stories, and I love them all. - Hope Easter will be lovely for you and your family. - Plenty of sunshine and chocolate eggs. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)