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#1 ScubaHawk

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 11:39 AM

Put this together today, so it needs editing before I have it published anywhere.So please point out any errors and give up any advice. Thanks

Dedicated to Kamala and the cast and crew at singledivers.com

A Night Dive Before Christmas

'Twas the night before Chrsitmas and all 'cross the Sea
Not a creature was stirring it was calm as could be
The tanks were all standing by the compressor with care
In hopes that Diver Nicholas would fill them with air

The divers not diving were tucked in a bunk
Most of them sleeping and one or two drunk
Ma in her shortie and I in my skins
Had just donned our gear and were about to slip in

When out from the boat I heard such a splash
I sat down my bc and took off in a dash
Away to Starboard my feet took flight
(Or maybe to Port. Which one is Right?)

The moonlit sea was emerald the surf looked like snow
I could just imagine the visions below
What I saw next, I couldn't believe my eyes
A katamaran pulled by dolphins All super sized.

Steered by a big jolly diver dressed in neoprene black
There was bag full of goodies slung over his back
Like fleeing from a tuna boat seven dolphins, they came
As he laughed an whistled and called them by name.

Now Flipper, Now Darwin, Now Mitzi and Nemo
On Stemella, On Theresa and Dan Marino
This is the boat, you're on the right track
Now swim around to the platform on back

As fish before a predator's shadow will flee
When met with a shark will disappear in the sea
So up to the platform his dolphins, they swam
With jolly Scuba Clause in the big Katamaran

Then in a moment I heard from aft
First a bump, and then a laugh
My wife and I crouched hidden, where the gear was stored
As we turned and looked, Scuba Clause stepped aboard

He was dressed in neoprene - 3mil I think
Except for his face, which was jolly and pink
His bundle of gifts near bulged at the seems
All of it gear, from divers wet dreams

His eyes - how they twinkled even in the dark
I had to pinch myself, I thought I was narced
A mask hung 'round his neck, snorkel in place
And I could see traces of vasoline in the beard on his face

He had a round face, and the biggest belly I've seen
He'd use a lot of lead, if you know what I mean
He reached into a bag, hanging right by his side
And threw each dolphin a fish, saying "Thanks for the ride"

The twinkle in his eye had a look of fun
And I knew the dolphins enjoyed the nights run
Scuba Clause spoke not a word, just sat out the goods
He put the last one under the tree, and slowly he stood

Raising his fingers and pinching his nose
And giving a nod, into the water he dove
How it all happened, I'm not really clear
But as he hit water, he was in full scuba gear

Time lost all meaning, which is just as well
How long his dive took, I had no way to tell
It may have been a second, an hour or three
Then he was on his boat, headed out to sea

And I heard him exclaim from the boat he was driving
"Merry Christmas to all and to all GREAT DIVING!"


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#2 WreckWench

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 11:53 AM

Too freaking awesome! Will pm you! -ww

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#3 Starfish Sandy

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:08 PM

Very nice - it's nice to see a new spin !!!

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:13 PM

that is cool!!

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:22 PM

Fantastic ScubaHawk!!

:birthday:
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:26 PM

Hey Gang...ScubaHawk has just inspired a new contest at SD...and we've been soley lacking in having any fun lately...so we are going to fix that!

The Night Dive Before Christmas!

Our newest contest is a song...poetry...rhyme...skit or other work of 'writing'. So dust off your creative skills...brush off your pencil/pen or keyboard and start the words ah flowing!!!!

Here are the rules...

1. Must be an original work done by yourself.
2. Must allow the winning work to be published on SD.com.
3. Must be a 'writing' effort such as a poem, rhyme, skit, play, song, etc.
4. Must be diving related or Single Divers.com related.
5. Deadline for submission is Jan 1st. (Entries do not need to be of a Holiday flavor unless we get enough entries in both holiday and non-holiday that we need to split the contestants into two groups to judge more fairly.)
6. Please no submissions that have political overlays, or offensive sexual overlays such as beastialty, rape or incest.

Good luck gang and SD wishes you well! Oh yes....if ScubaHawk wants to compete in this contest he can since afterall he inspired it!!! -ww

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 12:34 PM

And the prize for winning is???????
Happy Diving
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Posted 28 November 2004 - 01:04 PM

:cool1: That was too cool. I needed a smile about now!

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 03:21 PM

And the prize for winning is???????

Whoops! The winner will receive an autographed copy of Shadow Divers!

Edited by WreckWench, 01 December 2004 - 08:59 AM.


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#10 ScubaHawk

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 05:37 PM

:cool1: Thanks for the compliments and the help :cool1: , I'm editing as I go.

For the nerdy out there (like myself) can you find the meaning behind the dolphins names?
Take an SD trip - See old friends you have never met before!
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance. - Jean-Paul Sartre
I feel the urge, the urge to submerge! -ScubaHawk - Raptor of the Deep !
WHO DAT!!!!

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 05:38 PM

Well Dan Marino is an easy one!! LOL!!! :cool1:

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Posted 28 November 2004 - 06:07 PM

For the nerdy out there (like myself) can you find the meaning behind the dolphins names?

Oooh...now I'm curious...especially 'Theresa', since that's my real name.

And I did get Dan Marino, assume Nemo is for the captain from Jules Verne, and Mitzi was Flipper's real name??

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:26 AM

Very creative! :teeth:
I tried to contain myself, but I escaped!

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:01 AM

very good i needed a chuckle while at work and this worked just fine even tho i didnt catch the hidden meaning behind the names :teeth: but it was good as is :taz:
as a matter of fact I am out of my mind. It is dark and scary in there.

perfect llil angle not my fault my halo is supported by horns.

#15 ScubaHawk

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 02:35 AM

For the nerdy out there (like myself) can you find the meaning behind the dolphins names?

Oooh...now I'm curious...especially 'Theresa', since that's my real name.

And I did get Dan Marino, assume Nemo is for the captain from Jules Verne, and Mitzi was Flipper's real name??

terri

Great catch on the Mitzi it was the first Flipper. :teeth:
Take an SD trip - See old friends you have never met before!
Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance. - Jean-Paul Sartre
I feel the urge, the urge to submerge! -ScubaHawk - Raptor of the Deep !
WHO DAT!!!!




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