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JFM posted 12-14-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)   Profile for JFM   Send Email to JFM  
Twas the end of the season, when all through the forum,
The members were all in their beds sleeping and snoring.
The boat slips were empty all over the dock,
In hopes to be filled with a classic Motauk. The newbies were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of new Whalers danced in their heads.
With my Montauk gone and feeling like crap,
the 13' Sport put away for a long winters nap.
When out on the water there arose such a noise,
lhg pulled up in his Whaler with some over powered boys.
He roared out to sea, he flew like a flash,
Before JB could scold him and give him a lash.
The moon, on the water of new fallen rain,
Gave luster to his twins that never did strain.
Then what to our wondering eyes does appears,
But another classic Whaler, and eight mutineers,
With a little old skipper so lively with spark,
We new in a minute it had to be Clark.
More rapid than waverunners over rough seas he came,
And hollored and cussed and called them by name,
Now Bigshot, now Kingfish, now Jack and Larry,
On Maverick, on Tom, on Chap and Terry.
To the top of the gunwale into a great squall,
Now walk the plank, walk the plank, walk the plank all.
As the seas that before wild hurricanes do fly,
These eight men met a fate, with a horrible cry.
So up to the boat slips, the Whalers they flew,
Every one liked them so shiney and new.
And then in a twinkling Jim heard on the forum,
The prancing of finger they were no longer snoring.
He edited and enlightened and soon enough found,
the members typed on with more BS to go round.
He was stressed and in sweat from his head to his foot,
when he found his website was all tarnished with soot.
With a bundle of new ideas he had flung on his back,
and he looked like a webmaster just opening his pack.
His eyes how they twinkled, his new rendezvous oh so merry,
his hot dogs like steak, his beer hid from Larry.
His happy old face was an expression that did show,
and his beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pencil, he held tight in his teeth,
and the thoughts of new ideas came up from beneath.
He had read some new threads and thought they were smelly,
On this he was reminded no thanks to Kelly.
He was smart as a whip, a right jolly old master,
And while we all waited he typed faster and faster.
A wink of his screen and a twist of his head,
soon gave us comfort and nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went srtaight to his work,
and filled in new topics with a sinister smirk.
And laying his fingers on his classical Whaler,
took to the water, like a born again sailor.
He sprang to his Whaler and gave her the gun,
and he flew away, flew away to have him some fun.
But I heard him shout out as he drove out of sight,
"I'll be back again next year, and to all I'll enlight!

hauptjm posted 12-14-2001 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Now that's a Holiday cheer. Great job JFM, only to be rivaled by our own St. Hebert.
kingfish posted 12-14-2001 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Jay, you get my vote for poet laureate of the forum-


gunnelgrabber posted 12-14-2001 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
poet laureate, yes..and by acclamation...bard of the bw board!...lm
Clark Roberts posted 12-15-2001 08:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
JFM, kudos my man! Happy holidays to all! Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
Kelly posted 12-23-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     

Your wording is great,
Your meter is perfect.
I wish Santa would bring you,
A mint classic Montauk.


jamiem posted 12-21-2002 10:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for jamiem  Send Email to jamiem     

I found your “fast break” basketball play you were working on last year. I new you were up to something when you came back and gave Mr. Schroeder the same play you used for us every year. I was watching you laugh when you were doing it and looked at your clipboard later on.

I wish I was in Florida with you and Uncle Renny fishing:( That’s OK, I’ll be playing golf with Uncle John at Pinehurst:)

You better hope Mom doesn’t see this!

Jamie Murray

kingfish posted 12-21-2002 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Hands up, Jay - yer busted!! "Fast-break basketball play", indeed. What a riot!

Jamie, nice job, but in your new position of power, remember that clemency does sometimes work, at least if the perpetrator is properly and truly contrite...Don't be too tough on the Old Man, and thanks for bringing Jay's poem back up. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed it last year.

Happy Holidays!


Dr T posted 12-22-2002 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
I feel like I have just gone through a time warp....Perhaps a more common place for a mathematician than others.

Happy holidays all. Look at it this way: The days are going to start getting longer now.


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