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The Dickens

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The Dickens

The Dickens
                     Authored by Chuck Keys

Hot thickly sliced juicy turkey
sandwiched a mid fresh bread
tastier than beef jerky
     (can't wait to be fed)
Smooth mashed potato’s heaped high,
Smothered in thick bubbly brown gravy,
Patiently panting and ready to sigh
That's me all the time ready as the navy
     deliciously tasty
     most importantly, loved by all.
I am the Dickens.         

I like my food heated,
     except ice cubes and ice cream,
Fresh tasty and sweet treated
Bake, broil, fry or steam
Healthy, whole wheat and oats, all part of my dream

Eggs over easy with hash browns and toast,
Chicken noodle soup with burgers and fries, 
Hot dogs, tacos, and rump roast, 
Steaks, ribs, lamb chops and pizza pies 
Peanut butter, pretzels, chips and dips, 
Cookies, cake, fruit and sweet tarts,
Carrots, celery, peppers and cheese nips,
All deserved for this canines sweet hearts.  

The joy I bring exceeds my cost
Willingly fulfill my every whim
The toys I need barely a cost
Everything needed to keep me trim

Loved ever, and more by all
The demands I make 
I deserve with galore. 
So well behaved, special like cake. 

Prim and proper I am not,
Nor humble nor noble nor brave, 
Exceedingly handsome while devilishly hot
Loving warmth deserving of rave.  

I am the Dickens as appropriately named,
Honored adored and loved by all,
Into everything as essentially framed;
Never safe from me;
     pockets and purses, 
     drawers and shelves, 
     boxes, bags 
            (paper and plastic),
     brief cases and cupboards
     everything you can think of 
     and probably more;
     whenever and wherever I please
     as often as I find a need. 
Cute and cuddly with a gluttons' ease
Demands I look everywhere for my feed.  

Truth be dammed I am as I am.
Everybody wants me 
Just as I am
Needy as the ham that I am. 

Our edibles I guard 
And deliciously protect
Love with regard
Always with respect

Dad is my bone boy and toy
Tougher rougher but easier than most
      (all bark and no bite)
Willing to be my joy
Easy to get his morning toast
     makes him a very good host. 

Mom is my pet
So special warm and soft
Won't let me fret 
Loving me so oft. 
Hugged gently safe and secure
Patted petted and held so dear    
Inside her arms 
     on her lap is the cure 
Never ever having to fear. 

I am the Dickens
     King of my Castle 
     Master of my Domain



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  1. Date: 11/23/2011 10:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poem being featured this week Chuck. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 5:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Chuck

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 8:09:00 PM
    Congrats Chuck on featured poem on PS...wonderful to share with luv...

  1. Date: 6/15/2010 12:12:00 PM
    interesting piece. keep your pen flowing. check your soupmail.

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 11:41:00 AM
    ?????? ??????? who is the dickens or what is the dickens or why is the dickens. the dickens is a very important part of my life. i wonder how many readers know who is the dickens. it is clearly stated on paragraph ?, line ? (it would be too easy if i told you, but take your time and guess?????). thanks for reading my works, chuck

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 9:57:00 PM
    I was trying to figure out what the dickens was the dickens and halfway thru I started to get it. That thing eats ANYthing. Good one, chuck! The first half of this reminded me of my ABC poem entitled Andrea's Cafe from A to Z. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 9:21:00 AM
    LoL, you are worst than me, leading the viewer the wrong way. Nice, but yes I do see it.. the cheap toys and the balls...Replied to the e-mail already. Hope you enjoy it, how could i be so Blind yes you mentioned Dickens to me. Nice one Chuck, you got me here. still your best friend eats like a king. Enjoyed the third time as well,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 9:18:00 AM
    This poem is just wonderful, at first it made me hungry, and then it made me teary, such love of a pet.. beautiful.. love Constance

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 7:30:00 AM
    this is one of the unique poems i've read so far and you suddenly make me feel hungry. your poems are growing on me.. i'll be back to read some more of your poems.. have a fun weekend:)lizzieann

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 6:21:00 PM
    Iw was a pleasure to read light poetry

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 3:52:00 PM
    All that delicious food would scare "the Dickens" out of a lady who's perpetually dieting, but I love the way you brought it home. Hope you always remain the master of your domain, Chuck. But now I'm hungry... Alas. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 12:50:00 PM
    What an epic poem here....so many details for me to re-read. Really enjoyed the premise.... and like P.D mentioned below, I am suddenly very hungry now ;D Chris.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 12:23:00 PM
    that is what I love about Poetry, when you read someones poem. You never know the reaction you will take after the action of the poem or the poet. For one I feel hungry all of a sudden. Am I supose to feel hungry, well I imagined your lust for food. Now i relate to the easy going sandwich. Also my (amigo) thank you for the wonderful comment on my thanks to the soup, always a friend,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 12:17:00 PM
    Your amazing poetry was a pleasure to read today Chuck. May your weekend be full of love,good health and loads of inspiration. Wonderful to see you posting. Love, Carol