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Rated: E · Poetry · Experience · #2208620
A Christmas Eve memory that always makes me laugh.
Christmas Eve memory making me roar;
it is a scene set so deep in my brain.
Basset Hound Penny asleep on an oar.

I went to shop at the war surplus store;
I will admit my intent was arcane.
Christmas Eve memory making me roar.

It was a gag gift my dad could adore;
but our dear pet was intent to attain.
Basset Hound Penny asleep on an oar.

Dad of course wondered what the gift was for;
he looked at me as if I was insane.
Christmas Eve memory making me roar.

Mine was to be a joke provocateur;
Penny did not need provoking to reign.
Basset Hound Penny asleep on an oar.

One Christmas Eve with our dog on the floor,
it set the scene for my laughter again.
Christmas Eve memory making me roar;
Basset Hound Penny asleep on an oar.


19 Lines (Villanelle)
Writer’s Cramp
12-25-19
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