Sunday, December 20, 2015

Bob-tailed Nag -- another Challenge poem


Bob-tailed Nag   

Gotta get you a bob-tailed nag  
Buy you one, make sure she will trot  
Buy you a crotceted green oat bag 
One that won't scare your horse, sure not 

Gotta get you a bob-tailed nag
Buy her a sleigh, nice two seater   
Buy you some bells, let her reins sag
Go find your friend, bells to greet her  

Glad you got you a bob-tailed nag 
Ride with friend, lunch, Sunday special  
You two will eat, back in your rig  
Park past the meadow, get social 

Let her there graze, your bob-tailed nag 
There with your friend, sweet time to spend 
Tongues talk, not horse, no tail to wag  
Life course setting, you and your friend   


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Photo (top), Photo (bottom), and Poem Copyright © 2015, 2010 (link), and 2015 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

 - On December, 22, 2015, I linked this poem with post, The Tuesday Encounter, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (open forum day)
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  - I'm linked with Karin Gustafson at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
Her post there to link with is Take Two and Sing (We); the Weekend Mini-Challenge

Instructions there: "Think of a song--preferably a song of the season, a Christmas carol, Hanukah or Winter or truly any other song--and pick two consecutive words out of it."  Then go for it with a writing.
I used Jingle Bells, last stanza and refrain, the words, bob-tailed nag,

"Now the ground is white, so go it while you're young
Take the girls tonight and sing this sleighing song
Just get a bob-tailed nag, two-forty for his speed
Then hitch him to an open sleigh and crack, you'll take the lead

 
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way"


BTW, a bob-tail is an animal's tail that has been surgically made to be very short.
AND, I know, horses tails 'swish', not 'wag'.  But swish doesn't rhyme.
The snow picture is from the back yard of the home we just moved FROM.

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5 Comments:

At Sunday, December 20, 2015 10:36:00 AM, Blogger angieinspired said...

such a nostalgic little gem you've created. wish we all had a bob-tailed nag

 
At Sunday, December 20, 2015 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

Hey Jim--I like the tail wagging because it is like tongues wagging --only in this case since the only witness to the "getting social" is a horse, I think the couple is safe from gossip. Thanks for the sweet fun poem. Have a great holiday. k.

 
At Sunday, December 20, 2015 12:03:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

Ah.. this is a lot of fun.. all the fun of a merry christmas..

 
At Sunday, December 20, 2015 11:37:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

What a delightful bit of Christmas fun!

 
At Monday, December 21, 2015 5:23:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

I like the nod to friendship here. Enjoy the holidays!

 

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