The LaMancha Goat

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The LaMancha Goat

I knew a man with a rowing boat
It came with a fine LaMancha goat

But the goat couldn’t row it couldn’t hold and oar
so I traded it to a man for a 3-month boar

But the boar couldn’t help, it didn’t have a thumb,
right about now I was feeling mighty dumb

So I swapped the boar for a hunting dog
but he jumped from the boat and was lost in the fog

So I walked back to town, to the local store
and I saw the old dog lying flat on the floor

I looked at the store-keeper and offered a trade
he gave me some flower, some beans, and his maid

But the maid was lazy, she had never worked in her life
so I took her home and I made her my wife

That didn’t help, she still wouldn’t cook
so I bought the newest edition of a recipe book

She opened the cover and looked inside
turned a few pages, closed it and sighed

I sat down at the table and waited for my meal,
that’s when I realized, I had made a terrible deal

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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  1. Date: 1/28/2017 6:29:00 PM
    I would have kept the goat. At least he had a cool name. ;)

  1. Date: 1/28/2017 2:15:00 PM
    Very funny...: ).You should never trade a dog for a human..That's for sure.....James had to cook himself a meal.:)...Quite a deal...Ha.

  1. Date: 1/28/2017 11:41:00 AM
    Lol...Funny.... Sometimes we think things are better than we have them but everything has their faults

  1. Date: 1/28/2017 10:59:00 AM
    Much fun!

  1. Date: 1/28/2017 10:29:00 AM
    Should have stuck with the goat. Very very funny, James:)

  1. Date: 1/28/2017 9:53:00 AM
    Poor James, one bad deal after the other. Lovely poem.