Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Morning Poetry

A Dog's Christmas Poem

by Shel Silverstein

Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleepin' all cozy upstairs,
While I'm guarding the stockin's and tree.

What's THAT now...footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who's THIS down the chimney?
A thief with a beard- And a big sack for robbin' the house?

I'm barkin'... I'm growlin'... I'm bitin' his butt.
He howls and jumps back in his sleigh.
I scared his strange horses, they leap in the air.
I've frightened the whole bunch away.

Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again.
The stockin's are safe as can be.
Won't the kiddies be glad when they wake up tomorrow...
And see how I've guarded the tree.

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S. Etole said...

Good dog!!!! Poor Santa. Thanks for the Sunday morning smile.

Caroline said...

LOL...what a cute poem!

Jaime said...

hee funny!

I wonder how many kids out there are truly worried that their well meaning but protective dog might do this on Christmas eve? We had cats so I never had to add this to my list of worries!

Gayle said...

Hahaha! Very cute!

Jeanne said...

Love your poem
Love you
Merry Christmas

dutchbaby said...

Teehee! The man is a comic genius. Did you know that he wrote "A Boy Named Sue", covered by Johnny Cash?

Merry Christmas, my dear!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I've never read this poem, thank you for sharing it! It's so Shel with all the joy/wonder/craziness of childhood!


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Jessica said...

Shel Silverstein is my absolute favorite. I probably read The Giving Tree once a month though all of his poetry warms my heart (and makes me giggle!)

Marilyn said...

Very cute!

Patti said...

A Shel Silverstein poem I did not know- what a fun surprise! Love your Poetry Sundays!!! Enjoy~

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Wherever did you find the dog picture? I am enamored with it! XO me

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