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The life of an old hunter

Messages posted to thread:
Ron LaClair 06-Apr-21
RymanCat 06-Apr-21
Curt 06-Apr-21
Wudstix 06-Apr-21
JusPassin 06-Apr-21
JMartin 06-Apr-21
Sasquatch73 06-Apr-21
Riverwolf 06-Apr-21
Geezer 06-Apr-21
Jim Moore 07-Apr-21
Scoop 07-Apr-21
Ron LaClair 07-Apr-21
Lenny 07-Apr-21
DanaC 07-Apr-21
REDHAWK54 07-Apr-21
curve51 07-Apr-21
Wild Bill 07-Apr-21
Bjrogg 07-Apr-21
R. Combs 07-Apr-21
shooterf150 07-Apr-21
hawkeye in PA 07-Apr-21
Percy 07-Apr-21
monkeyball 07-Apr-21
Wayne Hess 07-Apr-21
leftwing 07-Apr-21
babysaph 07-Apr-21
reb 07-Apr-21
Knifeguy 07-Apr-21
Burly 07-Apr-21
Dale Rohrbeck 07-Apr-21
Monte 07-Apr-21
Big Sig 07-Apr-21
Riverwolf 07-Apr-21
Two Feathers 07-Apr-21
fiddlebow 07-Apr-21
Irish Archer 07-Apr-21
Buckhunter 07-Apr-21
RW 07-Apr-21
D.Lewis aka tonto59 07-Apr-21
Big-D 07-Apr-21
Big-D 07-Apr-21
Rik Davis 07-Apr-21
Ron LaClair 07-Apr-21
Geezer 07-Apr-21
George Tsoukalas 08-Apr-21
olddogrib 08-Apr-21
charley 08-Apr-21
Juancho 08-Apr-21
From: Ron LaClair
Date: 06-Apr-21

Ron LaClair's embedded Photo



LIFE OF AN OLD HUNTER:... by Ron LaClair

The years went by and before I knew it My youth was gone, I lived right through it My youthful shine and unwrinkled skin would never be my look again

Color has gone from my hair as white and gray took over there I walk a little bent no longer tall a cane helps me so I won't fall

gone are those days of yesteryear when legs carried me like a running deer My eyes could see for a mile or more muscles never tired, they never got sore

physical strength of those early years is waning, now replaced by fears Fear of losing what once was me Fear of not being what I use to be

I don't believe that all is lost Old Father time has taken his cost those lines and wrinkles on my skin are maps of battles fought hard to win

My body is old and wearing out but my mind is clear and my heart is stout The woods and streams still call to me My spirit will answer the call to be free

The love of the woods still dwells in me as long as there's breath that's how it will be when time here is over and the Lord calls me home I hope he's got room for an old hunter to roam

From: RymanCat
Date: 06-Apr-21




Wow simply awesome Ron. Thanks for sharing this.

From: Curt
Date: 06-Apr-21




Truly a masterpiece. Sums it up for me totally.

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 06-Apr-21




Thank you, Mr. LaClair.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 06-Apr-21




Yeah, "the God who gives joy to my youth".

From: JMartin
Date: 06-Apr-21




Very nice Ron, I really enjoyed it!

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 06-Apr-21




Sums it up. Nice!

From: Riverwolf
Date: 06-Apr-21




;)

From: Geezer
Date: 06-Apr-21




Ron, a touching narrative sir, but the punctuation is askew.

From: Jim Moore
Date: 07-Apr-21




yes. just this.

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Apr-21




Thank you.

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 07-Apr-21




Geezer when you get as old as me you'll realize that punctuation is one of the things that you lose

From: Lenny
Date: 07-Apr-21




I like it!

From: DanaC
Date: 07-Apr-21




Good stuff, Ron. I'm a few years behind ya but it rings true.

From: REDHAWK54
Date: 07-Apr-21




Thank you for this piece of wisdom.

From: curve51
Date: 07-Apr-21




Enjoyed the poem and can seeing it coming.

From: Wild Bill
Date: 07-Apr-21




Melancholy is a common pastime of the hopeless.

From: Bjrogg
Date: 07-Apr-21




Well composed Ron. I feel what you are saying.

I’m sure the good lord has room to roam in the Happy Hunting ground.

Bjrogg

From: R. Combs
Date: 07-Apr-21




Thank you!!

From: shooterf150
Date: 07-Apr-21




Very nice, and meaningful!!!!

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 07-Apr-21




Excellent, well spoken sir.

From: Percy
Date: 07-Apr-21




Always enjoy reading your poems Ron. Very well done.

Percy

From: monkeyball
Date: 07-Apr-21




Ron, Very thought out words, and are so very real, as we all (if were lucky) get to head down that trail.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and talent with us.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 07-Apr-21




Thanks Ron, You are quite the poet.

From: leftwing
Date: 07-Apr-21




That one put a tear in my eye, so true. Thanks Ron.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 07-Apr-21




Not the dreaded punctuation police. I thought my 8th grade English teacher passed away years ago ?? nice Ron. Keep moving

From: reb
Date: 07-Apr-21




That is just fantastic.

From: Knifeguy
Date: 07-Apr-21




That’s nice Ron! Punctuation! Poets don’t need no punctuation! You should put a book of your poetry together, as well as the great illustrations that you include here on the LW. Enjoy your day. Lance

From: Burly
Date: 07-Apr-21




Really someone is going to complain about punctuation, stop with it. Great Poem Ron, keep them coming.

From: Dale Rohrbeck
Date: 07-Apr-21




True words, thanks for sharing this Ron

From: Monte
Date: 07-Apr-21




Thanks Ron. Loved the picture also.

From: Big Sig
Date: 07-Apr-21




Great stuff Ron. I am just starting that stage it’s all true. God bless you young man. We need to keep reminding ourselves. We’re only as old as we feel.

From: Riverwolf
Date: 07-Apr-21




Those possessed/driven to make negative comments should maybe take some time off , and a hard look in the mirror. Reflect upon what kind of person you are allowing yourself to be . Are these the words-thoughts-actions you wish to represent you as a person ?

We all "hope" not .........;)

Wonderful piece Ron ..........sorry for the interruption my friend.......

From: Two Feathers
Date: 07-Apr-21




I enjoyed that!!!

From: fiddlebow
Date: 07-Apr-21




Ron, you simply nailed it! I always admire the way you can convey your thoughts. Please write a book of all these gems!

From: Irish Archer
Date: 07-Apr-21




Good stuff, Ron.

From: Buckhunter
Date: 07-Apr-21




It was in my head, but you put it into words. Thank you for those words. you made my day. Maybe God will let us hunt in the happy hunting grounds when we go there. God Bless, stay safe my friend. Sincerely Buckhunter. AKA Timothy B. Ribis

From: RW
Date: 07-Apr-21




Thanks that's awesome stuff

From: D.Lewis aka tonto59
Date: 07-Apr-21




Now that was a good read. Thanks for sharing that poem with us Ron.

From: Big-D
Date: 07-Apr-21




Simply awsome

From: Big-D
Date: 07-Apr-21




Simply awsome

From: Rik Davis
Date: 07-Apr-21




I share many of the thoughts mentioned above. Thank you for your verse.

From: Ron LaClair
Date: 07-Apr-21

Ron LaClair's embedded Photo



Fiddlebow "Ron, you simply nailed it! I always admire the way you can convey your thoughts. Please write a book of all these gems!"

From: Geezer
Date: 07-Apr-21




Ron is a man of many talents and much knowledge. I don't know anyone who doesn't wish they could live his life.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 08-Apr-21




Awesome, Ron. Thanks. Jawge

From: olddogrib
Date: 08-Apr-21




All of my joints are askew...and most of them are artificial, lol!

From: charley
Date: 08-Apr-21




I'm 43. Lived a rough life farming..Old enough to notice things ain't right. Still young enough to believe it's just a "thing". Gonna heal up. I am sure to live forever. Sorry for the rest of you. For now

From: Juancho
Date: 08-Apr-21




well said.





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