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Thread: Trying to find a poem?

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    Trying to find a poem?

    Trying to find the words and name of a New Zealand poem written for a hunter.

    It goes I think by the name of ''When I'm gone'' or ''When I go''.

    Quite a neat poem from memory and may be suitable to be read at my dads service next week.

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    Remember the 7 Ps; Pryor Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

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    P.S. Sorry for your loss.
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    Not NZ but possibly this if you don't find it in time?
    https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/requiem/
    There are folk on here with vast NZ hunting literature collections; someone will find it.

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    I'm thinking the poem you are looking for was written by Les Masters

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    Yes sorry for your loss mate

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    Maybe find it on https://www.poemhunter.com ?
    "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
    - William Pitt (the Younger), Speech in the House of Commons, November 18, 1783

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    Do you know when our where you saw it last when what you where doing this might help for reference sake?
    ie book magazine?
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along
    I respect your beliefs but don't impose them on me.

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    Thanks guys , found it or someone else did.
    Its called ''When you leave me. by Mike McGee.
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    When you leave me can you leave me
    Where the big trees bend and sigh
    Where theres birdsong in the morning
    And a river running by
    I'll find a big rock overhang
    Enough to keep me dry
    With a gap or two amongst the trees
    So I can see the sky
    When you leave me can you leave me
    With a breeze upon my cheek
    Where the crystal clear bush water
    Murmurs gently in the creek
    I'll hope the place you leave me
    Will have leaves to make my bed
    And if I'm in luck there'll be
    A mossy bank to lay my head
    When you leave me can you leave me
    A billy can or two
    And a heap of dry red totara chips
    So I can make a brew
    I'll live in hope a Robin
    just might visit now and then
    With maybe just a verse or two
    still flowing from my pen
    I'll hope that when you leave me
    My mind is crystal clear
    So I can picture faces
    of the ones that I hold dear
    Then I'll settle down and make the most
    of everything I've got
    And you can rest contented
    I'll be happy with my lot
    It's all fun and games till Darthvader comes along
    I respect your beliefs but don't impose them on me.

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    Hi Ghosts, sorry about your loss, even us old hunters have to watch the sun go down and you are in prime hunting ground. Have been down there a few times chasing the grey ghosts and it is a great place. I was allays trying to find a poem or the words to it myself called ( Pull up another dog mate for the nights going to be cold. A nz pome I think. Hope your dad did a lot of hunting on the Island.

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    Burying a Dad.....Such a hard thing. Leaves a unique hole in the heart.

    Condolences, for what it's worth.

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    Thanks chaps.
    My Dad was a pig hunter. Storys of sneaking past deer to not scare the pigs. Nothing compared to the thrill of his pack of dogs and chasing pigs. Deer where a bit boring to him. But then he had access to huge acreages of Hawkes Bays back country. Tutira, Maungataniwha, Ngatapa, Waireka, Puketeatri to name a few.
    He had an awe sum collection of tusks and a few monsters still at home.
    His best dog ''Mike'' used to ride on his motorbike with him. Mike insisted on riding on the tank but as the speed increased so did the tears out of his eyes and into Dads face.
    So to stop it the old man fitted a pair of goggles to Mike which fixed the problem for both.
    One can only imagine the looks of motorists looking in the rear view mirror with a muddy bloody pig hunter and dog complete with Goggles pig on the carrier blasting along.
    There's a story about him and a few pics In ''Snow Angens'' Book ''Shooting with Snow''.
    Was a member of Napier Deerstalkers from nearly its start and part founder of Hawkes Bay Antique arms assn.
    He helped Judge the annual Bay view pig hunting comp.
    Many are the trips he took us on eelling, trout fishing and possum and rabbit shooting. I never did go pig hunting with him but he gave me my own love of hunting and the back country.
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