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A Trap Shooters Poem, From a Friend

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Kemper, Sep 30, 2011.

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  1. Kemper

    Kemper Active Member

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    “Pull”


    That’s the word that imparts the thrill,
    That kindles the fire in the shooter to kill;
    Not the killing that’s done at the war god’s command,
    But the blood of the clay bird that calls for his hand.


    You may talk of the joy on fame’s short-lived fields,
    You may tell of the pleasure that youthfulness yields;
    But give me the true hearts of the men you will meet,
    At the trapshooting grounds, the sportsman’s retreat.


    The nerve that it takes in that old miss and out,
    And it’s nerve that will tell, sir, if you do win the bout;
    Friends’ spirit of strife, and their spirit of sport.
    That’s what makes the trap the good fellow’s fort.


    When life’s frolics are over, the gun laid away,
    And the tide is at ebb at the close of my day;
    I will feel that my measure of duty is full,
    If when the Lord whispers “ready”, then I answer “pull”.


    By Dr. M. M. Sullivan
     
  2. Kemper

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    I was compelled to share the above with all of you. I have never seen it before, but it sums up how I feel when I'm at the gun club better than I could have ever stated.

    A dear friend of mine was kind enough to send it to me.

    Barry Kemper
     
  3. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing!

    Very good!

    Hauxfan!
     
  4. Kemper

    Kemper Active Member

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    My pleasure buddy.
     
  5. Jolene

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    Barry thanks for sharing that poem. It is great. Hope to see you at the Dollar this coming season. Pat and Clayton Dill
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Barry, thanks for sharing that poem!! He hit the mind-set of the competitive trapshooter with that one!

    Hap
     
  7. Janet

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    Wow, just the way all competitive shooters feel. Thanks for sharing.

    Janet-Ohio
     
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    thanks for sharing Barry.

    Barb
     
  9. Voolfie

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    If I may be so bold as to offer:

    HAIKU

    Desiring Nothing
    Shooting within the Quiet
    Targets Break Themselves

    After Basho Matsuo (1644 ~ 1694)


    -J.W.
     
  10. BILL GRILL

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    Enjoyed it!
     
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