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The Duel

Rating: 3.1

The gingham dog and the calico cat
Side by side on the table sat;
'T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!)
Nor one nor t' other had slept a wink!
The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate
Appeared to know as sure as fate
There was going to be a terrible spat.
(I wasn't there; I simply state
What was told to me by the Chinese plate!)

The gingham dog went "bow-wow-wow!"
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
odd1sout 25 April 2019

poetry is the most useless subject on earth

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Diane Klein 09 February 2019

Love this poem from childhood days

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Verna Matthews 27 March 2018

I have enjoyed this poem for years! Have shared it with my daughter, then nieces and nephews and eventually with grandchildren. Would like a copy suitable for displaying.

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