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High Steaks

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High Steaks

Farmer Dan, was a gambling man, who loved to play at some cards;
So to beat the band, he tried his hand, at the other farm yards.

On one day, he struck pay day, at the home of good farmer Dow,
And walked away, with some hay, plus a seven foot tall beef cow.

Dan looked so small, beside his large haul, as they sauntered back home;
But above all, Dan was feeling tall, and called his new cow, Gnome.   

Dan had the urge, to try and scourge, more farmers for some winnings,
And if he surged, he’d go splurge, with pockets that would be brimming.

His plan worked, as he clean and jerked, all kinds of swag from his friends;
Yet they were irked, and went berserk, wanting Dan to make amends.

So farmer Dow, wiped his wet brow, and sought one last game from Dan;
Though he kowtowed, he couldn’t wow, the farmers to join his plan.

Dow demanded, a game two handed, to settle up the score,
Plus he planned, to wager his land, for Gnome and quite a bit more.

Each was praying, because to stay in, they had to raise the stakes.
It goes without saying, they were playing, for more than just ‘High Steaks’.

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  1. Date: 11/6/2013 3:47:00 PM
    HA HA! Good one, David. That last punch line says it all. Thanks every so much for your visit to my work...It is appreciated.

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:22:00 AM
    I like the rhythm to this one..In its rhythm it reminds me of "Pink Dominoes" by Kipling..I got a good chuckle at this one..A great play on words also..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 6:58:00 PM
    A very humorous piece of rhyme David, he sounds like a sly one to me, better watch out for the gambling Farmer and his Gnome cuz he'll soon gamble you out of a home enjoyed your sense of humor David xxx