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Urban Legend-Gators in NYC

Two teens shoveling snow that February day, wanting to hurry up so they could play, quickly shoveling heaping piles of snow, into an open 1935 NYC manhole, Seeing something move down in the hole, both teens thought "holy mole!" yelling theres a gator down in there, wanting to help it out they showed little fear, Getting a clothesline they helped drag it out, an 8 foot alligator with a toothy snout, loosening the line the gator snapped, while the teens were busy watching their backs, But both boys were taken aback by the attack, and decided to give the gator some whacks, both killing it with their work snow shovels, whereupon the gator didn't give them anymore trouble, Now in NYC every February 10th, the people are reminded of how that day was spent, with a bronze gator pulling a man down in the manhole, a quirky subway commemoration reminder for one and all. 4-6-17

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Date: 4/6/2017 8:58:00 PM
You have painted a picture with words that tantalize, tease and catapult the reader into a fantasy as we experience a gator in a manhole, through your poetic eyes. Emile.
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 4/6/2017 9:49:00 PM
Glad you like it Emile! Its always been an urban legend in NYC~Thanks so much for very kind comment and visit!~Che :)
Date: 4/6/2017 8:05:00 PM
A cool, interesting poem, Cheryl. You are always chock full of fun facts. But I suppose the commemorated man who was pulled into the manhole don't think it was fun. Another winner of a poem. Love and hugs.
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 4/6/2017 9:47:00 PM
Glad you liked it Freddie~its always been a urban legend in NYC for as long as I can remember! Thanks so much for very kind comment and visit!~love & hugs~Che
Date: 4/6/2017 11:12:00 AM
That was a good read, Che. I like the story. Good luck in the contest.
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 4/6/2017 7:04:00 PM
Glad you liked it Ray! Thanks so much for very kind comment and visit!~Che :)
Date: 4/6/2017 10:31:00 AM
This is so interesting. Really liked this poem. Thank you for a marvellous read.
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cheryl hoffman
Date: 4/6/2017 7:03:00 PM
I often wondered what happened to my Dad's gator in NYC when he was little, lol! (Just kidding). Thanks so much for very kind comment and visit Maurice!~Che :)