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The Goat That Lives Next Door

Hello my friend, good day to you; I see you got my note It's time we had a face to face about that crazy goat! He made a mess, broke in my barn; ate up my buds and cans And when I tried to chase him out, he kicked my bloomin' fan Now see here Mr. Farmin' Man, I know you from way back But if you don't restrain that goat - I'll stretch his scrawny neck! Me and that goat been fightin' long; he thinks he won this time So I'll show him today for sure that I'm still in my prime That goat won't get the better of me; I'll trap him with some hay I'll lay a path straight to the barn and lead him in that way Oh darn! He's smarter than I thought, he ate up to the door He stopped and turned then shook his tail like he don't want no more Aww shucks - there's got to be a way to trap that crazy goat He's found new ways into my barn - I'll send another note This time though Mr. Farmin' Man, I will not shout and wail I'm goin to git the Sheriff now and throw that goat in jail!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 2/2/2021 1:04:00 PM
Hi Neva, I really like all the poems that came to my inbox today. I like how you write on a variety of subjects with a variety of tones. I recognized Good Deeds and Fantasy Land from the anthology, and I thank you for the laughs from this goat poem and your baseball one. Keep up the great work, and congrats on your lifetime membership.
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Date: 2/1/2021 1:57:00 AM
Brilliant write, I enjoyed your poem. Very funny. :-)
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Date: 2/1/2021 12:25:00 AM
And let that be a warning to those other goats as well That if they don't behave themselves they'll end up in a Cell Nice poem made me smile thank you
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Date: 11/10/2015 12:47:00 PM
Nice chuckle Neva. It would be interesting to know the origin of this poem. What possessed you to write about a goat?
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Neva Romaine
Date: 11/12/2015 8:29:00 AM
Hey James, I am glad you like my poem and I do appreciate your visit. This is one of the many stories and experiences that my dad used to tell us about when I was growing up. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 11/2/2015 7:01:00 PM
Don't let him get your goat!!!! Absolutely a fun write Blessings Edith
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Neva Romaine
Date: 11/3/2015 1:55:00 PM
Hey Mama Bear, you definitely put a smile on my face! I'm so glad you liked my poem. Thank you for visiting with me. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 10/16/2015 8:50:00 AM
I enjoyed your story very much. :) Cheers, Julia
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Neva Romaine
Date: 10/19/2015 3:47:00 PM
Hey Julia, thank you so much for your visit and comments. I am so glad you liked my poem. I am looking forward to enjoying yours too! Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 10/6/2015 6:56:00 PM
sorry I didn't remember you. I meet too many people here. Also I sometimes mix up the names of my own students and I only have like ten in each class. I'm so forgetful. Let me try to find a new one of yours to read now.
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Neva Romaine
Date: 10/7/2015 1:00:00 PM
Hey Andrea, that's ok. I am the same way sometimes. Thank you for visiting with me. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 9/16/2015 9:23:00 AM
Pretty funny Neva...enjoyed it. each couplet a block in the jail you wish to put the goat in.
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Neva Romaine
Date: 9/17/2015 8:14:00 AM
Hey John, it's so nice of you to find a moment to visit with me. I am so glad you enjoyed the poem and thank you for the kind and insightful comments. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 9/6/2015 2:27:00 PM
A very funny tale of woe... a pleasure to read!!!
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Neva Romaine
Date: 9/8/2015 3:02:00 PM
Hey Terry, thank you for stopping by for a visit. I appreciate your kind comments and I am so glad you enjoyed my poem. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 9/3/2015 9:52:00 PM
hey, you are a pretty funny writer. this is GOOD!!! Nice to meet you. I think you are new to me??
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Neva Romaine
Date: 9/8/2015 11:05:00 AM
Hey Andrea, so nice to hear from you again. I am not new to you though. We last visited in June, 2015 when I commented on your poem Crystal Grace and then you visited my poem I'll Cry No More For You. Thank you so much for your very nice comments on my poem. I do appreciate it. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 9/3/2015 4:34:00 PM
Hello Neva, This is a really wonderfully written Couplet -- and the title of this poem is quite catchy too!! Your colloquial language usage here is perfect and in line for this storyline on "Mr. Farmin' Man." You created a most entertaining picture here over your seven intriguing couplets. Very Well-Done and a "Seven" for sure. Best Always, Gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/4/2015 4:41:00 PM
Hello Neva (again)!! I will certainly read more of your poetry!! And I invite you to read any of my poems as you wish. Presently, I'm taking a brief sabbatical from PS for the next three weeks as I'm working on some special short story projects for my second book. And BTW, Welcome to Poetry Soup!! I noticed that you just got started. I wish my best on your new-found poetry journey!! Cheer and Best Wishes, Gary
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Neva Romaine
Date: 9/4/2015 10:25:00 AM
Hey Gary, I am so pleased that you found a moment to visit with me and for your wonderful comments and input. Your insight is on point as well and I do appreciate it so much. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 9/1/2015 3:37:00 PM
How I laughed; especially when the goat was smarter than you thought. Wonderfully written levity. I am so glad you wrote it, my first laugh today ... CayCay
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Neva Romaine
Date: 9/2/2015 2:31:00 PM
Hey CayCay, thank you so much for your visit and uplifting comments on my poem. You made me smile. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 8/24/2015 2:45:00 PM
ROFL! Excellent, Neva!
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/25/2015 3:47:00 PM
Hey Thomas, thank you for your wonderful comments on my poem. I appreciate it so much. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 8/17/2015 3:19:00 PM
Cute one..Those goats can find a way..Enjoyed reading your work..Sara
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/19/2015 9:49:00 AM
Hey Sara, thanks so much for taking a moment to visit with me. I do appreciate your comments and so glad you enjoyed it. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 8/7/2015 12:28:00 PM
Lovely and entertaining write, Neva!! Like a small child I eagerly listened to your tale and took in every single word:) Enjoyed the flow and rhyme. Poor goat...Mr. Farmin' Man should have given her a better education! // paul
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/10/2015 9:42:00 AM
Hey Paul, I appreciate so much your visit and the sweet and encouraging comments on my poem. Nice to hear from you again. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 8/7/2015 12:20:00 PM
This jerks at our funny bone in innocent fun. The imagery and story line presented is humorous and really gets my goat! Emile.
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/10/2015 9:41:00 AM
Hey Emile, thanks for your visit. Love your sweet and funny comments on my poem. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 8/4/2015 3:59:00 PM
Nev, oh this is so delightful and I loved every word and thanks for visiting my sunset poem and for the comment
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/5/2015 7:28:00 AM
Hey BW, thanks for stopping by and I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 7/31/2015 9:50:00 AM
oh this made me smile - not least because I used to have a goat as a child! had her for my 13th birthday - i even wrote a poem about her - the strangest birthday present i ever received lol:-) hugs jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 8/3/2015 12:11:00 PM
I actually asked for the goat lol - we lived on a small holding with an acre of garden - we had 100 chickens and pigs too:-) hugs Jan xx
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/3/2015 9:59:00 AM
Hey Jan, so glad to hear from you. I am glad you enjoyed this poem, and could actually relate to it personally. What do you do with a goat for a birthday present. That is so cool. Be Blessed, Neva
Date: 7/30/2015 2:36:00 PM
- A nasty neighbor :))) - Well written with a smile, Neva :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Neva Romaine
Date: 8/3/2015 9:56:00 AM
Hey Anne Lise, wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for the sweet comments and the hugs...Be Blessed, Neva