Victor the Wrestling Bear

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Well, it's been twenty-five or thirty years since good ole Victor the bear has wrestled. I actually learned of his passing a few years ago. He was always the talk of the town when our neighborhood fair came to town each year. Victor has never been beaten by anyone, mainly because of his size and weight. But the truth of the fact is that bears shoulders are round, so therefore it is almost impossible to actually pin one when wrestling. People and friends from my hometown still talk about Victor the wresling black bear.

Years ago when I was a lad 
I'll share with you a memory I've had 
Every year at the end of July 
The Iselin fair would always roll by
 
There were rides and raffles 
And great foods to eat 
Spare ribs on the grill 
And Pizza that couldn't be beat
 
Bands playing music 
And musical shows 
Singing songs of the summer 
In which everyone knows
 
Towards the end of the evenings 
Each night at the fair 
We would all gather round 
Or pull up a chair
 
To watch a brave challenger 
Or a drunkard, Oh Dear!
Trying to take down Victor 
The wrestling black bear
 
His mouth was muzzled 
And his claws were all cut 
He weighed nearly five hundred pounds 
From his nose to his butt
 
He's never been beat 
Only once on his back 
Taken down from behind 
By a person named Jack
 
Close to fifteen years 
He was kept in a cage 
Except when he wrestled
And let loose on a stage
 
And now I think back 
I'm feeling a bit sad 
For Victor the bear 
And this memory I've had

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/29/2018 4:10:00 PM
Sounds like my kinda place except for the poor bear. You are a good story teller.
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Date: 5/31/2018 10:10:00 AM
Hey Richard, you seem to be around my age so you definitely would have liked this place. Many good times and people back in the day. Thanks for kind words my friend!
Date: 5/29/2018 3:38:00 PM
What a delightful poem, Charles! I would have loved to have seen that. Another FAV for me for sure.
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Date: 5/31/2018 10:08:00 AM
Hi Carole, thanks for stopping by! Victor was always the hit at the fair and it was a great show to watch. Hope all is well and good !