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  The Renegade Hamsters
by Sara L Russell
Tuesday, July 15, 2003


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An adventure in fur and leather.


The night was cool
the night air sweet;
the Renegade Hamsters were out on the street,
twitching their noses, gnashing their teeth,
they were fluff on the surface
and rough underneath.


They had knives
and long, sharp claws;
fingerless gauntlets on their paws,
snakeskin boots, earrings and chains,
they had scrawny bodies
and brawny brains.


Big Fluffy pushed
his luck that night;
the Renegade Hamsters got into a fight,
with Bastard Badger, the Gerbils of Sin,
the Rollicking Rats
and the Cat From The Bin.


The street was a blur
of teeth and eyes;
their squeaking echoed to the skies.
Windows opened all around
in outrage
at the rowdy sound...


Then came alsatians
Bob and Buz;
Big Fluffy screamed out "It's the Fuz!"
and all the Gerbils ran away,
the Cat got
on his knees to pray,


The Badger showed
his yellow streak
and shot down a hole with a strangled squeak,
the Rollicking Rats left the trouble zone.
Big Fluffy
faced the Fuz alone...


Bob and Baz
gave a wolfish leer,
panting far too loud to hear
the other Renegade Hamsters creep
to save Big Fluffy
from trouble deep;


Neither did
they scent the smell
of our wayward rodents sent from Hell
- until they felt their vicious jaws
and the tearing of
relentless claws.


Until the Fuz
became the Splat
(and not a pretty sight, at that)
then the Renegade Hamsters raised a cheer
and scampered off for a skinful of beer.


The End.


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Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 8/27/2003
So adorable!

Great chidren's poetry.

AND great adults' poetry (if you can "read between the lines", though of course it isn't necessary!)

I love it!

Richard Vallance,
Ottawa, Ontario,
CANADA

Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 7/20/2003
Really, this reminds me of a children's poem in the vein of "The Cow Jumped Over
The Moon". Nicely done at any rate. Thanks for always being there. :)
Reviewed by Eunice Perkins 7/18/2003
I just love poems like this.Excellently done.
Reviewed by Diana 7/17/2003
delightfully horrible! just a thing to make a grown girl smile.
Reviewed by Ian Thorpe 7/17/2003
Thank you Sara, thankyouthankyouthankyou.....

Reminds me of a Beatrix Potter spoof I did once, the flopsy wopsey skinheads
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/16/2003
Hee hee, this is great, I kind of sang it as I went along. ;)

JC xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/15/2003
(((sandra)))

LOLOLOLOL

o, those darn hampsters LOLOLOLOLOL

let's ride!!!!!!!!!!!

(((HUGS)))) and love,

karla.

this is so darn cute and so well written~

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