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my bet

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my bet

I bet on a horse and it won
50 quid is not a huge sum
So I bet again and still won 
But 100 quid is still a small sum
So I bet again and guess what?
Yes, I won
But 300 quid is still not a big sum
So you know what I did? Yes u do
I bet again and yes I won
But 500 quid is not a big sum,
So I decided to go to the zoo 
to buy a gorilla who had flu
I got him cheap, but he was big, 
bigger then my 500 sum
I bet  he could swim, jump, play 
polo and clean out a sump
He did all this with much glee, but I 
am still not rich you see
My poorly gorilla costs me a lot, the 
vets are an expensive lot
So my 500 quids are no more, and 
my gorilla looks sad even more.
So I sold my pet to my vet, cus he 
wanted him as a pet
Now I have 500 to bet, and yes on a 
horse. I bet
My horse was called gorilla in the 
mist
Gosh what a fantastic twist.
Surely my horse should win this 
race, and yes he did, at a casual gait.
Now I have 1000 quid to my name, 
so back to the zoo, for some other 
game.
I brought a giraffe, with my stake, 
he had a long neck and he smelled 
great
But my story ends here as my Dr 
appeared.
Come on he said to me, what have 
written on your pad?
Wow said my Dr that’s just great, 
now time for your medication date!

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Gary, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself a lovely Sunday.... always & forever *LINDA

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    Date: 1/20/2013 4:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank u linda. very sweet of u. were are u from.? gary
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:59:00 AM
    That's a nice poem are you putting pure love on here? Think it will touch many hearts xxxx go for it gary

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 5:15:00 AM
    Lots of fun...shows a great sense of humor... like the purchase of the gorilla and the giraffe--both ungainly and impossible 'pet' animals!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 3:31:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup, Gary! Hope you'll have great pleasure to share your poems here with us. - I like your poem, you write very good, looking forward to reading more from you. - Warm greeting / / Anne-Lise :)