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Hissss Christmas Gift

One Christmas I got a wonderful gift
That I knew without even a shake
Coz the sound, made inside the box  
Was of a brand new rattlesnake

I thought wrapping up a real live snake
Must have been very hard
But my bro’ said, when he stuffed it in
He held its head down with the card

Though he said it tried biting the UPS man
Somewhere along his brown jacket
But there was no way that it could break skin
Since he had dog bones in his pocket

Well, I grabbed the snake with mom’s new Ove-glove
And placed it in my stocking with care
Then I heard it rattle, while it did battle
With the wind-up toys that were in there

At the dinner table I got so upset
When beside me was a candle holder
To stick the snake in and light it up
But they joked; it would only smolder

Then after eating, we watched the game
But when my dad reached for the chips
The day turned worse so very fast
When his finger, touched the snake’s lips

I yelled, “Bad rattlesnake, let go of dad
Now look what you have done.”
Then when dad fell in the hot wings
My brother quickly dialed, 911

Well, we all got to ride in the ambulance
Though for reasons, very regrettable
And even though it’s been thirty years
That present is still, unforgettable.

By David Fisher 11/27/13 for Perfect Christmas Gift contest

Copyright © David Fisher

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  1. Date: 12/29/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Very entertaining, congrats.

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 7:15:00 AM
    Enjoyed your poem on the Christmas Gift and congrats on the fine win, David

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Great write, I saw some soldiers once in Vietnam trying to put a live snake into a bottle of ether. It got away and caused havoc. I loved your tall tale. thanks for the read...peter

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Pueri, erunt pueri...Boys will be boys..Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed the tall tale in poetic form..I hope no one here ever gets that brave or maybe should I say lacking in senibilities..I was delighted that you stopped by to read my work..My Chihuahua still hasn't gone out the door..She said it was too wind and cold for her..The rain has stopped and the sun came out but that wind must be whipping in gust of about 35 or 40 miles an hour..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 11/27/2013 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Should have been windy..Sara
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 12:07:00 PM