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Shear Envy

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Shear Envy

I wish I could grow
A long winter coat
As do the sheep and mountain goat
I'm a cold shivering hairless
But this is my fate
To freeze while I wear less

Say the sheep:
We'd like cool breezes
To tickle our skin
But these thick heavy coats
Don't let any in
We'd shear off our coats
And put them on him
But this is our fate
We really can't win

Says the farmer:
The shivering hairless
Is occasionally cold
But it is small
and lives to be old
And the sheep get sheared 
On hot summer days
But during the winter 
They're the food on our trays

There's always a downside
You needn't look far
So be thankful to fate
That you are who you are


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  1. Date: 11/25/2013 7:23:00 PM
    WAs searching for another poem of yours to visit, not very successfully and I thought i would just come here and tell you again how much i like this one. My daughter has her own beauty shop in her house and she called it Shear Heaven!!! That's why the poem here catches my attention. thanks for your sweet comments today.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/25/2013 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you dear Andrea. I love your comments as well.
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:41:00 AM
    Nicely done Jon! I like this, the tale of the hairless wishing on the sheep's covering...but then the sheep turning to food,lol, I bet the hairless is certainly very thankful. Well penned this!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Vicky. I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas full of blessings.
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 8:41:00 AM
    ha! your rhyming is priceless - you had me at "hairless" and "wear less!"

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ilene. Your comments mean a lot to me.
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 5:37:00 AM
    A small local circle of life.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 6:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    How true
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 2:27:00 AM
    Poor goat! I guess things good be worse..Thanks for your comment on my nonet. Yes, the last line is sad..But, so is life sometimes...Hugs, Holly

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Holly
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 1:21:00 AM
    Well, isn't that the truth! Well put, my friend. As usual, you have made your point well and have left a smile tugging at our lips! :) Have a great day!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 5:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm having trouble with my soup comments for some reason. I go to post a comment and it gets posted to the person above who I'm typing a post to. Very strange. Hi Eileen! Thank you for your comment. I wonder if this will get posted to Holly's comment? Anyway, I appreciate all your wonderful comments
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 5:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea for your lovely comment. I hope you won't let one bad experience drive you away from enjoying the company of a cat o cats. I had a nightmare experience once with cats but didn't let it stop me from getting the two that I have now. Love them.
    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea for your lovely comment. I hope you won't let one bad experience drive you away from enjoying the company of a cat o cats. I had a nightmare experience once with cats but didn't let it stop me from getting the two that I have now. Love them.
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 12:52:00 AM
    Jon, I really like your take on "the grass is always greener...." Great poem!! about my new cats, I had to give them to a shelter. One of them was peeing all over the basement. I have no idea why. In the beginning she'd been good. the other one was not friendly. So I took them both to that place. Felt so sad because I am sure they were not saved. I felt like a murderess. But my hubbie was NOt happy with the basement smell on our carpet. I want a new cat but am so afraid to get another bad one.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 5:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea I am having trouble with the comments boxes today I.ll send you soup mail. Thanks for your comment.
  1. Date: 12/14/2012 11:38:00 PM
    Oh, I love it, Jon. You did good. It's awesome. So enjoyed :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/15/2012 5:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Toquyen