Sam, a poem by Jeanie Axton

 
September 22nd, 2016
sam

This fortnight’s poem is about Sam. We bought him in Albury in the late ’70s while visiting cousins and he travelled the eight hours back to Mt Gambier with seven of us in the car. We loved him to bits for fourteen years.

How much is that doggy in the window?
A question asked moons ago
How much is that doggy in the window?
I must have him you know
How much is that doggy in the window?
The one with the black shiny coat
How much is that doggy in the window?
It’s time for a family vote
How much is that doggy in the window?
Pocket money in hand
How much is that doggy in the window?
I want him that’s the plan
How much is that doggy in the window?
Fourteen bucks all up they say
How much is that doggy in the window?
I’ll take him home today
How much is that doggy in the window?
The one who cleverly sits?
How much is that doggy in the window?
I promise to love him to bits

Jeanie Axton lives with her husband Nick, two dogs, two cats and three chickens in the beautiful South East of South Australian Mt Gambier, famously known for its Blue Lake. A secondary teacher at a local Lutheran College, Jeanie has been dabbling in the area of children nonsense poems for many years. She expresses the comedy in animal antics and in her poetry.

Jeanie’s poems will be published to dogslife.com.au every fortnight.


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