Sunday, June 16, 2013

537 : Family Pet

A family is a unit composed not only of children
but of men, women, an occasional animal,
and the common cold.  
- Ogden Nash

Family Pet

Ogden say the family unit
Includes the common cold;
It seems to fight all attempts
To evict it from the fold.

It mocks.
(And you can’t just change the locks).

So, hence,
Resigning to our lot,
We formally adopted it
And named the bludger “Snot”.

© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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  1. For some reason that picture reminds me of the end of season trip to Bali by the Burwellton Seconds football team.

  2. Sniffing relentlessly all day passing it from one to the other is a real phenomena. Very common and luckily very fleeting! Great write Cosmo!


  3. 'Snot' and his sibling 'Disgusting Cough' have moved in with us.

  4. I think his cousin booger has moved in here! I hate houseguests!


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