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Jerry Jing-Jang and the Bears

another JJJ adventure

51 total reviews 
Comment from johnwilson
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This looks and feels like a winner to me. Both funny and well-described in rhymes that work so well, this piece was enjoyable from beginning to end. I wouldn't change anything here!

 Comment Written 09-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 09-Jan-2017
    Thanks. JJJ is always a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed it.
Comment from MissMerri
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This is certainly a fun little story to read. I happen to be fond of cowboys anyway, so I was particularly hooked in from the start. The only complaint I might have is the meter is a little erratic, but the rhymes are consistent and excellent throughout and the dialogue was also fun and added a country flavor that was quite appealing. Sometimes it helps to count syllables and try to make the lines an equal number of syllables or at least close, or they can alternate, such as 8/6/8/6. Yours vary from 7 to 14 syllables which tends to make the rhythm a bit ragged. But the story moves right along and I'm sure this would appeal to younger readers especially.

 Comment Written 09-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 09-Jan-2017
    Thanks. I'll see what I can do about those long lines. Glad you found JJJ fun.
Comment from oliver818
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I don't think I've ever read a western poem before, haha. Very nice, I enjoyed it. Nice flow and imagery. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

 Comment Written 09-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 09-Jan-2017
    Thanks. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You have a great day too.
Comment from rjuselius
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haha. lol. this is an entertaining piece of poetry dear cindy! the story is compelling and keeps the reader in its hooks right thorugh the climax.
thank you fro sharing!
good luck!
blessings!
rebekka x

 Comment Written 09-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 09-Jan-2017
    Thanks. Jerry Jing-Jang is always so much fun. Glad you enjoyed.
Comment from Ogden
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I enjoyed reading your poem/story of a cowboy, distracted by some bears, and better at catching fish than moving his herd. I have to admit, I wound up kind of confused about "Rusty," apparently up in a tree. I never heard of dogs that climb trees, but the cowboy spoke to the critter in the tree about not protecting the "cows," so, although the dog's name wasn't mentioned earlier, I decided that the Rusty in the tree is the cowboy's faithful, but not too stalwart dog.

Your poem has good humor, rhyming, and imagery (although not striving for authenticity). I think it reads like an old-fashion movie cartoon.

Don

 Comment Written 09-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 09-Jan-2017
    The critter in the tree was a bear cub. The dog was watching the cows and didn't see the bear. If you read some of JJJ's other adventures, you'll meet Rusty. He follows JJJ around trying to rustle the cattle. These adventures are mainly for the kids.
Comment from Lu Saluna
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This was a wonderful story. Bears are such scoundrels and very cute
Your poem rhymed very well and had excellent meter. The flow was wonderful.
A great story in a poem. Good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 08-Jan-2017
    Thanks. So glad you enjoyed it.
Comment from write hand blue
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Well this one lucky cowboy could easily have been dinner for the bears. All they did was to steal his food and he didn't seem to mind. An interesting poem...

~Mel~

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 08-Jan-2017
    I hadn't thought of it that way. Yep, at the very least he might have had to shoot a hole on his bedroll while the bear tried to unwrap him. He was pretty lucky. Thanks for the five.
Comment from MsPetra
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You told an interesting story. Very well done. I wish there was more of it for me to read.
Please keep writing. I will be looking forward to future offerings from you.

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 08-Jan-2017
    Thanks. There's more of JJJ in my portfolio if you're interested. So glad you anjoyed it.
reply by MsPetra on 08-Jan-2017
    I definitely am interested. I will give them a read and a review when I have the time.
Comment from DR DIP
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Hehe Nice story Cindy good flow and rhythm throughout Written in AABBCC rhyme scheme it suits the story poem perfectly Thanks for sharing

dip

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 08-Jan-2017
    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed.
Comment from LIJ Red
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I stood next to the record polar bear mounted in the glass case in Anchorage Intl
and if a brown is much bigger than that, I don't even want to see one. Seems your cowboy is afflicted with common sense and a heart. Excellent.

 Comment Written 08-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 08-Jan-2017
    Thanks. I've seen quite a few bears in B.C. I wouldn't want the cowboy to shoot one. Yep, he's one of the good guys.