Get Your Premium Membership

Never Let Your Sheep Go Out Unless He's With a Friend

Never let your sheep go out, unless he's with a friend For many sheep who walk alone come to a sticky end Because a woolly bleat for help won't reach the police Who are not resourced anyway to save a woolly fleece. What happens to them? Who can tell? The mystery is deep No one knows just what becomes of loosely roaming sheep But, tonight, if you go out into the town, it's sure You will not see a sheep about - they don't go anymore. So, your little sheepie friend, inside is best to keep And watch the telly or play games until he falls asleep There is no need to tie him up or otherwise restrained He will not miss the nightlife if you keep him entertained. It's strange to think that once before in days now long ago Sheep would fill the city streets, as they passed to and fro While taverns rang with sheepsong amidst woolly ovine cheers As tales were told of sheeps of old, 'cross tables full of beers. Yes, they were noisy, they were loud and they could be uncouth And flocks would often pick fights with some of the local youth But there was grace and strangely charm and also something dear In species meeting in a bar, to have a friendly beer. Those times have gone and, it may be, they do not come again And we will all be poorer, yet, in ways we can't explain Those happy sheep, those drunken sheep, the swaying homeward trot As they returned to country beds - they soon will be forgot.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 10/6/2009 12:35:00 PM
Lee, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul
Login to Reply
Date: 9/26/2009 11:27:00 AM
Lee, I just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen
Login to Reply
Date: 9/24/2009 1:07:00 PM
Great, witty write, Lee. Congratulations on being in the round-one finals! Love, Carolyn
Login to Reply
Date: 9/24/2009 12:01:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Lee. Love, Carol
Login to Reply
Date: 9/5/2009 8:01:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week>>James
Login to Reply
Date: 9/3/2009 3:25:00 AM
Clever / different piece , Lee and well deserved to be featured , 'tho it put me right off my lamb chop !!! ....
Login to Reply
Date: 9/2/2009 12:28:00 PM
This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem, I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful pieces. You are great ! Adeleke
Login to Reply
Date: 9/1/2009 5:35:00 AM
Congratulations, Lee, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It entices the mind. Keep writing. Lovingly, Dane
Login to Reply
Date: 9/1/2009 2:13:00 AM
Lee, congratulations on your feature this week...Raul
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2009 4:29:00 PM
Nice use of rhyme. Interesting perspective. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Keep on writing! Wishing you continued success. Karen
Login to Reply
Date: 8/31/2009 4:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Lee. Hope to see many more of yours featured. Love, Carol
Login to Reply
Date: 4/4/2009 12:13:00 AM
nice poem...i luv it....
Login to Reply
Date: 3/31/2009 5:41:00 AM
Funny, historic, reflective of what we long for, well communicated, intelligent! Peace and love
Login to Reply
Date: 3/31/2009 1:05:00 AM
so cute and humorous. superb style.
Login to Reply