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A Very Fine Mouse That I Took To Dinner

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A Very Fine Mouse That I Took To Dinner

I had climbed the steep stairs two landings to the top floor
Paid the two dollars for my bed in the dorm as I had several nights before
Now you were not allowed to sleep here if you were rowdy or real drunk
You had to have the "once over"  and then take a shower before you got a bunk
Lock up your gear and clothes and shoes and get a cotten gown and pair of flippers
And if you needed a haircut they had a man with a pair of clippers
The requirements were that you get there no later than six at night
They sold sandwiches and chips and hot dogs and burgers and the price was alright
Another room that had a small television and a few chairs and an old grey rug
And also was a bookie who took your bets if you had faith in the mouse called Pug
Every evening the small crowd would gather for this special event
You had to bet at least a dollar and was worth every red cent
For little Pug had been doing this every night for a couple of months and had no fear
Except when he would pick a winning piece of food and would be a little tiny cheer
The men bet to see what piece of food little Pug would pick and take under the wall
Where he and his family lived and he was the provider of food and gave us a ball
Been many years ago that I took Pug to dinner 
For he picked my piece of a cheeto one night and made me a winner

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  1. Date: 7/26/2011 10:42:00 PM
    What a neat verse. Love the story and the rhyme, it fits beautifully.

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch
    Date: 11/17/2011 6:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks for your comment on this poem. I may have thanked you by visiting your site.... but none the less...need to thank you in this proper way.... much appreciated.....James
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 2:33:00 PM
    so enjoyed reading your creative poetry James.. another fun tale and awesome write luv..

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch
    Date: 11/17/2011 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your much valued comments... Sorry I am late with this proper way of saying thanks.... But always appreciate all your comments and your poetry....huggs and congratulations........James
  1. Date: 7/26/2011 11:06:00 AM
    i like this very much, we took bets on a squirrel, those were the days, good poetry

    Gooch Avatar James Gooch
    Date: 11/17/2011 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wanted to use this proper way to say thank you Steven... I noticed I had not sent you a proper thanks....Much appreciated for sure.... and Bless your squirrlel who gave you much happiness....your friend ......James