Posted by: Ron DuBour | July 1, 2013

He was a mountain man~by rldubour


 

 

 

He was a mountain man

Old Dan was a mountain man his mule Luke and dog Pal tagged along.

Old Dan was a mountain man he just seemed to ramble on.

Old Dan did what he could to make the best of life.

Everyone he met they loved him so, he mad their faces bright.

He walked through valleys, he walked through snow.

There was no place that Dan wouldn’t go.

He would bring one happiness and heal the sick.

That Old Dan he knew every trick.

Old Dan was a mountain man, Luke and Pal tagged along.

Old Dan was a mountain man he just seemed to ramble on.

Old Dan he called the woods his home that’s where he felt the best.

He rambled on day after day seemed like he’d never rest.

He had eyes of steel and hands like stone.

One knew best to leave Old Dan alone.

He could be so gentle and show loving care.

Just cross him once, he became a grizzly bear!

Old Dan was a mountain man, Luke and Pal tagged along.

Old Dan was a mountain man he just seemed to ramble on.

Old Dan he knew the woods like the back of his hand.

Old Dan was a mountain man he roamed all over the land.

He walked through valleys and climb through snow.

There was no place that Dan wouldn’t go.

He would bring one happiness and heal the sick.

That Old Dan, he knew every trick.

Old Dan was a mountain man, Luke and Pal tagged along.

Old Dan was a mountain man he just seemed to ramble on.

Then one day the angels came and took Old Dan away.

Luke and Pal you’ll find these two laying beside his grave.

Until this day you’ll hear people say, “They saw Old Dan today.”

They saw Old Dan with Luke and Pal slowly ramble away.

You see Old Dan was never one for just laying around.

He was born to ramble this old earth and nothing would hold him down!

 

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Responses

  1. I like the use of repetition on your poem. Totally effective and I bet kids would enjoy this piece as well. It’s easy to memorise.

    • thank YOU, I originally started writing for young people, and actually this piece set to music by an old country beat is pretty good I have to say. Again thank YOU for your sincere comments

  2. Great poem, I can picture the mountain man- and wish I’d of met him (except in person I’d be afraid of that mountain man!- Though he was gentle and could show loving care…. he was also a grizzly bear!)

    • lol even grizzles can be gentle! thanks!!


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