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Campfire Tales

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Below is the poem entitled Campfire Tales which was written by poet Shadow Hamilton. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Campfire Tales

Sitting round the
campfire
the men told each
other tales
as the night went on
each one
became more
elaborate by turn

Tales of whoopers
that got away
a few night time bed
stories
of this and that
very lush ladies
they swopped some
hunting stories

As the fire started
to die down
thoughts turned to
spooky things
headless horsemen
and the like
chilling in the dead
of night

A sharp crack of a
branch heard
making them all jump
a mile
torchlight shone
through the tent
the last of their
company now here

He was a born
narrator as he told
of the grey wolf
that prowled
how the Native
Americans said
to hear or see it
meant death

Just then as if on
cue, a howl 
then they realized
the narrator
was no longer there,
just vanished
into the night air
leaving nothing

Spooked they settled
for the night
next day in a hurry
they packed up
when they got back
to the town
they learned the
narrator had passed 

On his way to join
their camp out
he had been hit head
on by a truck
and had died at the
scene of the crash
his ghost narrated
the story last night

joining them for one
last time
before departing for
the after life
now when ever they
hear the howl 
a shudder runs down
their spines

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:13:00 AM

    Holy crap. This is why I use a helicopter to get places & avoid them crazy truck drivers. :) Nice one!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 10/25/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Drake Ty dear helicopter sounds good appreciate your time spent reading Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 10/25/2013 9:29:00 AM

    I got shivers reading this! I have always loved telling spooky stories around campfires and you are a master at it.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton Date: 10/25/2013 5:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi Monterey shivers are good so glad you enjoyed it Shadow x smile