C R Clark

Rookie - 7 Points (1946 / Arkansas)

Dandy Don - Poem by C R Clark

The groundhog comes each evening
And forages on the lawn
Even though he doesn’t know it
I call him Dandy Don

I’d like to tell him of his name
But, I guess it just can’t be
For, the slightest movement on my part
And Dandy Don will flee

Two mallards live here on the lake
They swim from the other shore
And lounge for hours there on the lawn
While Dandy Don explores

At times some deer will happen by
Just passing across the lawn
With no attention paid, at all
By the foraging Dandy Don

Why then is he so fearful
When I just open up the door
I guess that he, somehow, suspects
That I’m a carnivore

He wouldn’t be so worried
Even though, I do eat meat
If he could only understand
On these feet, I ain’t fleet

So, if you ever see me running
Just hide behind a tree
And don’t look for what I’m chasing
‘Cause something’s chasing me

Copyright C R Clark-4/13/2008


Comments about Dandy Don by C R Clark

  • (5/31/2008 6:06:00 PM)


    i love this poem and a great title. sounds like a great place to be (Report) Reply

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  • (4/28/2008 10:46:00 PM)


    Remarkable piece, great flow and the visuals....well as I said..Remarkable! ! !

    fantastic poem, really enjoyed your creation

    all the very best

    J.L
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  • Andrew Blakemore (4/28/2008 7:15:00 AM)


    A very funny verse Richard and you have described each scene perfectly. Excellent work. Andrew (Report) Reply

  • Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (4/25/2008 7:37:00 PM)


    Hello again Richard friend. Wow, a very nice read. You keep writing like this and I will have to come and spend a few days at the lake. Good job!

    LC
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  • Ernestine Northover (4/18/2008 4:57:00 PM)


    Hilarious Richard, I loved this story. Wonderfully written and a joy to find. Loved the last two lines especially. Great poem.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 18, 2008



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