1017.0 #182 (DL Qual #205

Oct 31, 2013 9:57 AM  The Hub
T’was a night in the Jungle and all through the queue The lines were all closed the lower part too. The botes were all docked, the tours all done. We turned off the engines  and unloaded the guns. The skippers all gathered in the shipping office once more. To put things away and complete all their chores When what to our listening ears did we hear? Noises and music and a party out there. Away to the dock, but what could it be? All we could see were some Ducks and some trees. The moon on the leaves of  Monstera deliciosa Caused us to not even notice the spiders so grossa. Into a bote the skippers did scurry watching our head and our step as we hurried We balanced the bote to make sure  it won’t tip Then all  looked at the lead, He said “Hit it Skip” Into the Jungle our tramp steamer did chug Into the rain forest filled with all the humbugs. But wait, they were gone the creatures there were missing No tiger leaping, no Cobras were hissing. No Ginger snapping no gators were sunning No elephants bathing but the shower was running. No Squirter squirting something was wrong The camp was all empty but the Jeep’s lights were on. As we turned right at the falls as we all forced a smile The skippers were worried but all in de-Nile. Our fears grew worse as we saw up ahead The veldt was empty, except one Zebra that’s dead. No Safari was trapped. No hippos to scare. They were all gone but we did not know where. But wait! Up ahead! In head hunter land We hear the sounds of a head banger band We turn the corner and what do we see? A Holiday Party all through the trees. The Gnu and Giraffes and gzebras were there. And the natives doing a bit of Shakespeare The mammals, birds reptiles and fish Had gathered to make a Holiday wish. “peace on Earth” they wish would come true. For all of God’s creatures (an Zebras too) Don’t take it for granite the jungle was rocking. But we were low on fuel this bote needed docking. What a sight we had witnessed on this Christmas Eve. Amazing things happen when Skippers believe. Back on the dock we all stopped  to hear it The sounds from the Jungle, true Christmas spirit. Then the Lead said as he picked up the mic “Merry Christmas to all, and to the Jungle, good night”

Did you write that?? It was awesome! I can't wait for the Jingle Cruise - PixiePirateMaid  345.5 #690 10:08AM
I agree.  That was awesome! - AZDisney  610.4 #334 5:50PM
Does that mean jingle cruise is open now? - DDTINK57  337.9 #714 10:03AM
Nope. Just getting in the mood. - JungleBum  1017.0 #182 10:08AM
You are such a good writer, Randy!  I love reading all of your posts! - IDVandalSkipperCM  2417.2 #61 10:08AM
This is just marvelous 😂😂 - MEHlanie_Mouse  1116.0 #162 10:30AM
I absolutely love this. Thanks Baloo! - Geekery  409.4 #547 11:01AM
This needs to be published into a book with cool pictures so I can read to my boys before they fall asleep - philliprocks  1319.2 #132 11:21AM
Love this!!! So clever Baloo. Still hoping to meet you in person one day. I always look for you. Maybe we will see you decked out for the holidays on ! - goofymom2boys  1502.2 #113 11:23AM
Absolutely delightful story. Thanks very much! 😍😘😍 - DisneyGrandma  877.2 #210 11:37AM
This is awesome!! Thank you Baloo!! Hope to see you soon!!  - Deltachiq  1230.6 #139 8:24PM
This story was great! You're amazing! - HasAnyoneSeenMyGlassSlipper  690.8 #286 8:35PM
I wish I loved my job as much as you do yours!   - connielu  686.5 #289 8:37PM
Baloo-- thank you for such an amazing poem.  My mini loves it when you are the Skipper when we venture in the Jungle.  - Goofygirlie  212.5 #1843 8:49PM
That was brilliant! I am crying!!! Thank you!!!!! - Boundin  706.8 #273 5:57PM

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