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Never Let Your Sheep Go Out Unless He's With a Friend

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Never Let Your Sheep Go Out Unless He's With a Friend

Never let your sheep go out, unless he's with a friend
For many sheep who walk alone come to a sticky end
Because a woolly bleat for help won't reach the police
Who are not resourced anyway to save a woolly fleece.

What happens to them? Who can tell? The mystery is deep
No one knows just what becomes of loosely roaming sheep
But, tonight, if you go out into the town, it's sure
You will not see a sheep about - they don't go anymore.

So, your little sheepie friend, inside is best to keep
And watch the telly or play games until he falls asleep
There is no need to tie him up or otherwise restrained
He will not miss the nightlife if you keep him entertained.

It's strange to think that once before in days now long ago
Sheep would fill the city streets, as they passed to and fro
While taverns rang with sheepsong amidst woolly ovine cheers
As tales were told of sheeps of old, 'cross tables full of beers.

Yes, they were noisy, they were loud and they could be uncouth
And flocks would often pick fights with some of the local youth
But there was grace and strangely charm and also something dear
In species meeting in a bar, to have a friendly beer.

Those times have gone and, it may be, they do not come again
And we will all be poorer, yet, in ways we can't explain
Those happy sheep, those drunken sheep, the swaying homeward trot
As they returned to country beds - they soon will be forgot.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2009 12:35:00 PM
    Lee, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/26/2009 11:27:00 AM
    Lee, I just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 1:07:00 PM
    Great, witty write, Lee. Congratulations on being in the round-one finals! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 8:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/3/2009 3:25:00 AM
    Clever / different piece , Lee and well deserved to be featured , 'tho it put me right off my lamb chop !!! ....

  1. Date: 9/2/2009 12:28:00 PM
    This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great ! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 11:49:00 AM
    Great job here, Lee! Congratulations on being featured this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 5:35:00 AM
    Congratulations, Lee, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It entices the mind. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane

  1. Date: 9/1/2009 2:13:00 AM
    Lee, congratulations on your feature this week...Raul

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:29:00 PM
    Nice use of rhyme. Interesting perspective. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Keep on writing! Wishing you continued success. Karen

  1. Date: 8/31/2009 4:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Lee. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 12:13:00 AM
    nice poem...i luv it....

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 5:41:00 AM
    Funny, historic, reflective of what we long for, well communicated, intelligent! Peace and love

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 1:05:00 AM
    so cute and humorous. superb style.