Denominated Dog

Old Danny who lived on the outskirts of town
in a shack made of iron and very run down,
was tarnished poor sod,
by one man of God,
who when speaking to Danny always put on a frown. 

The Parish Priest had what I’d say was a lust,
for he’d tell his congregation that it is a must,
to be generous with offer,
for the church coffer,
and one look at Danny, said he don’t own a crust.

Danny poor soul met the Priest and he cried
while he carried his dog, who once ran by his side,
and now dead as a dodo,
Danny wants to know,
if the Priest could say mass for his old mate who died.  

“Good heavens my son!” the Priest looked upon Dan,
“This church only holds service, for woman and man,
but for beasts you may try,
when ever they die,
the new church up the road for an animal plan.”

Dan said, “Thank you father, you’ve been a good scout.
You helping my dog will help its soul no doubt…
for the service they make,
do you think they’ll take,
five thousand dollars, so to help their church out?”

The Priest cleared his throat and his eyes they extend,
then he said, “Wait a minute! Some rules I can bend,
bring your dog and I’ll pray,
for you neglected to say,
that your dog was a Catholic my friend!”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/11/2016 6:35:00 PM
Ha ha Laurie: Ye wouldn't be having some Irish blood in you? Would be fun to hear you at a Poet's breakfast. Laughter brings everyone together. Well done. SuZ
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Date: 4/19/2016 10:48:00 PM
G'day Suzanne ... laughter certainly does and better still if we can laugh at ourselves - Lindsay
Date: 11/7/2015 11:37:00 PM
Great piece of work mate and of course money speaks all launguages to this day, love this piece, good work, cheers Kev
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Date: 11/13/2015 7:20:00 PM
G'day Kevin... money certainly does and no institution is exempt - thanks again mate - Lindsay
Date: 9/8/2015 6:42:00 PM
Goodness gracious. Yes, you do hit the mark Lindsay. This has such a cute twist.
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Date: 9/10/2015 1:14:00 AM
G'day Duke... thank you once again Duke. When the word dollar is mentioned a different tune plays - Lindsay
Date: 9/3/2015 10:21:00 PM
This is so good it should be etched in granite and placed in a National Hall of Humor somewhere. Lindsay, you're unsurpassed as a creator of story poems. I'll probably laugh in my sleep tonight (which will cause my wife to ask me a lot of questions in the morning). Bravo!
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Date: 9/10/2015 1:11:00 AM
Thank you for your encouraging comment Paul. I think the moral of this story adheres to nearly all aspects of modern life - Lindsay
Date: 8/31/2015 5:15:00 AM
So hilarious. Definitely made my day!
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Date: 9/10/2015 1:09:00 AM
Hello njeri... and I'm pleased you got a grin out of this little story njeri - Lindsay
Date: 8/27/2015 10:10:00 AM
Your rendition of this joke in limerick form is definitely worthy of praise, Lindsay. All the best. // paul
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:45:00 PM
Thank you Paul... I think its a topic that always comes up as a joke. It couldn't be real; or could it - Lindsay
Date: 8/26/2015 9:39:00 PM
hahaha, that is how it goes. the ending, as usual, was KILLER!!
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:39:00 PM
G'day Andrea... thanks again for your support Andrea. So its not all about looks is it - Lindsay
Date: 8/26/2015 9:21:00 PM
Ayup, Lindsay. Great write, made me smile, thanks for that. Regards, Viv
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:35:00 PM
G'day Viv... maybe you've met the old priest. There's a few like him in every parish - catch you soon - Lindsay
Date: 8/26/2015 9:05:00 PM
Thanks for visiting my poem. I really like your write and the message within~~
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:33:00 PM
It's a pleasure to read your poetry Broken Wings and thank you for reading and putting up a comment - Lindsay
Date: 8/24/2015 11:53:00 AM
It's all about the almighty dollar, collar or no collar. Emile.
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:31:00 PM
Yes Emile... the almighty dollar is very influential. Thanks for commenting - Lindsay
Date: 8/24/2015 7:58:00 AM
Big smiles from me mate. Great write.
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:29:00 PM
Hi there Scott... pleased you enjoyed this true story. I think the message comes across - Lindsay
Date: 8/24/2015 12:25:00 AM
:-) Made me smile there, Lindsay. Enjoy the rest of the day. hugs!
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:22:00 PM
Pleased you got a cackle Kim. Signs of spring are in the air so life is looking up - Lindsay
Date: 8/23/2015 6:09:00 PM
lol....so true Lindsay....money talks
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:19:00 PM
Hello Tim... thanks for your comment, and yes, money is the one religion that brings us all together - Lindsay
Date: 8/23/2015 6:03:00 PM
Great humour here Lindsay and I love it - call me a cynic but I would love to post this through the door of dad's old church - in my experience ... you have hit the nail on the head lol:-) hugs Jan xx 7
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Date: 8/30/2015 6:17:00 PM
G'day Jan... yes, go for it; slip a copy under the door. And you're no cynic Jan - thank you - Lindsay