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Offline vanoptica

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The Winter Surprise
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:35:36 AM »
The Winter surprise

'I hope you don't mind but your present
Is running a little bit late.
You won't get it in time for Christmas -
I'm afraid you'll just have to wait'.

To be honest I was really happy
As I didn't have the spare time
To rearrange all of the living room
To make room for a chair made of pine

I inwardly had my suspicions
That a chair is what it would be
I was going to have to act shocked a bit
And pretend it was all news to me

The day arrived - I was requested
To help him by bringing my car
To collect my own present - well, what a cheek
I just hoped it would not be far

I thought I was getting a rocking chair
And wondered how it was to fit
In the back of my car with all us in there
'Oh well', I said, 'let's go for it!'

We pulled up outside and were beckoned in
And oh, what a sight to behold
"Come in, shut the door, it is winter!
And the puppies are all getting cold"

I could not shut all of the children up
And I was just sat there in shock.
How do you house a Jack Russell pup
Instead of a chair with a rock?

What an awkward position to be in,
How could I really say no
To the cute little Jack Russell puppies
Wriggling there on the floor?

We came away clutching our bundle
When a thought came into my head
The room that I'd made at home for my chair
Would now be a space for a bed

It would take a little adapting
But I was sure that we'd cope in the end
No chair to sit on, but happy
With our surprise, the four-legged friend.



Tony_A20

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Re: The Winter Surprise
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 04:34:43 PM »
Hello vanoptica,

It's nice to see something that rhymes.

Sweet story. I liked it.

Tony

Offline vanoptica

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Re: The Winter Surprise
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 02:40:08 AM »
Hello vanoptica,

It's nice to see something that rhymes.

Sweet story. I liked it.

Tony
Thank you Tony. I seem unable to write anything that doesn't rhyme, but it's the style I like. It works for me.

Offline Tom 10

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Re: The Winter Surprise
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 10:57:07 PM »
Very nice.  I was half wondering as  I approached the end whether the the bed in the newly cleared space would be occupied by the guy that put you in the awkward position. :)

Offline vanoptica

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Re: The Winter Surprise
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 02:41:05 AM »
Very nice.  I was half wondering as  I approached the end whether the the bed in the newly cleared space would be occupied by the guy that put you in the awkward position. :)

Ha, nice one. Hadn't thought of that. He's gone, but I still have the dog and it was the better choice!
Van