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A pet for Christmas

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Excited, expecting a new arrival, a new pet,
being an eight year old boy an animal lover,
father arrives box in hand, I greet him full
of anticipation, we walk down the garden 
to the ready made pen, then to my delight
he released the most beautiful pink piglet,
it was late November so I named him winter,
every day I would feed him and clean winters pen,
Christmas day I awoke to church bells ringing 
and many presents which were hurriedly opened,
my thoughts were to wish winter a happy Christmas,
on arriving at winters pen he wasn’t there to meet
me, with concern I ran to tell my mother who
was busy in the kitchen that winter was missing,
with a tear in her eye she said winter has gone
to a better place and will not be coming back,
I cried but for my families sake I needed to
put on a brave face, for it was Christmas Day,
we all sat down to eat Christmas dinner to 
my amazement we didn’t have turkey this year,
then I realized it was pork.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/11/2018 11:52:00 AM
Oh my, the end of Winter! I enjoyed reading your well written story, Roy.
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Roy Pett
Date: 1/11/2018 1:03:00 PM
Thank you so much Carol, so pleased you enjoyed my poem and thanks for your support. :))
Date: 1/11/2018 6:08:00 AM
hahaha.. you made me smile Roy.. this was excellent...
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Date: 1/11/2018 6:18:00 AM
Thank you so much Silent One, to make you smile makes my day, really pleased you liked this. :))
Date: 1/11/2018 5:47:00 AM
This is a clever write, Roy. Loved your pet story..you had me going on a cute ride..until I got to the sad end.
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Date: 1/11/2018 6:16:00 AM
Thank you so much Vijay, this is based on a true story but it wasn’t a piglet or Christmas, it was rabbits, thanks again for your support much appreciated. :))