ODE TO THE
RANGERS OF BROOKS RIVER
night before denning, and all through the park,
creature was stirring ,not even a mouse .
chocolates were hid in the files with care, in hopes that Ranger
soon be there.
were all snorkeling for one last feast, with visions of salmon piled
up at their feet.
The staff in
King Salmon were all kicked back, busy eating the chocolates
before RR got back !
out in the snow, there arose such a racket, that evil mad staff rushed for
their jackets !
ran to the window, and peeking outside, their hearts all a
flutter from their mad wild ride.
And what did they see,
much to their surprise?
A rusty old snowmobile, with RR
like a driver straight out of their nightmares, and following
behind came his crew of den-damions.
There was Ted and Otis
and Digger the deadly, Little Tundra and Flo with her
slashing white claws. But most fearsome of all with his
half-ton hulk, came Lurch the Louse with a mouse in his
They came to
the door in a right madding rush, while inside the staff fled to
every corner and crack,
Quiet, someone whispered, " Donít
open the door! First wipe all the chocolates from mouths and
from floor! "
scrambled and scurried this way and that, like the rats they
were , and now trapped in a maze.
The door flew
open and who stood there but Lurch , and boy was he mad
" I'm leading
the way for RR and his crew, we want all the chocolates, every single
last one ! "
Th staff, oh
my, how they lied... what chocolates they said as sweet as a
" No chocolates in here have
we ever seen, we've just been busy with cleaning and filing and
chores and such things ! "
looked down at the floor and she cried, "Aha ! What is this I
With her long white claws, she
picked up a black speck, and sniffing and testing, so sweet it
She tasted and tested and looked at
RR, "They've stolen the chocolates and eaten them all!
evil staff -- Oh my , how they lied !
Did them no
good, by this crew they were tried.
Bagged and tagged, and
delivered to Lurch,
Now on their
way to a new cache on the Brooks!
So listen all you readers
and take heed to this tale,
If you should stumble
upon chocolates in your workday, I beg you don't touch
them, just let them lay.
Else a surprise visit you might
and the Brooks River Crew