AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  C. Holcomb, iP Lewis, iSandi Schraut, iRichard Rydon, iMyles Saulibio, iTom Kitt, iClaudio Herrera, i

  Home > Family > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Hazel Statham

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· 17 Titles
· 37 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Oct, 2007

Hazel Statham, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Ma William and Her Circle of Friends
by Giftus John

A story of life in a Caribbean island as portrayed by a shopkeeper and her "trusted freinds."..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Cheyenne Dawn
by Ken Coleman

A woman's long trek across the west to find her children and her eventual affinity with the Indian who kidnapped them...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Popular Poetry (Family)
  1.  In my father's house
  2.  That Little Hand of Mine
  3.  The Sea of Life
  4.  If Only I Could.......
  5.  Arthur E. Proctor (1948 - 2015) Obituary G
  6.  Not Qualified?
  7.  Can You Hear Me Now?
  8.  Poor Ma
  9.  A Loving Home
  10.  My family tree is but a single branch…
  11.  Rhonda Whonda the Wonder Honda…
  12.  Devil In A Sun Dress
  13.  Just me bein' me...
  14.  Happy Birthday daddy





A Job Well Done
by Hazel Statham

Thursday, October 25, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Hazel Statham
•  A Mouldy Crust
•  The Boy Behind the Fireplace
•  A Lover's Lament
•  Emotions
•  Lost Love
           >> View all 8

Just what do our pets get up to when no one is watching?


I hung my front paws over the gate.
 

I paddled my back feet up and down.
 

I gave a big woof and waggled my rear,
 

But Mum still went off to town.
 

 
 

Dad had promised to look after me.
 

“No trouble at all,” he had said,
 

But he’d fallen asleep in his armchair
 

With the paper on his knee half-read.
 

 
 

I wandered the garden, just mooching.
 

Just searching for something to do.
 

No children to jump up and play with,
 

They’d all gone with Gran to the zoo.
 

 
 

I sat on the lawn idly scratching,
 

Then I rested my chin on my paw.
 

I lay on my back and wriggled a bit,
 

When Dad popped his head round the door.
 

 
 

“Just checking to see you’re alright lad,”
 

He grinned and stifled a yawn.
 

“Don’t mind if I go back inside now,
 

I can see you’re alright on the lawn.”
 

 
 

Alone again, and bored now,
 

To chase my tail is a must.
 

So I go round and round in circles,
 

’Till my whole coat is covered in dust.
 

 
 

I suddenly remember a great game.
 

It’s called rearranging all of Mum’s plants,
 

So I start right away, no delaying,
 

Ignoring the worms and the ants.
 

 
 

A good job here is what’s needed.
 

A job that is thoroughly done.
 

A job that Mum will be pleased with,
 

And a pat on the head for her ‘son’.
 

 
 

My legs are starting to ache now,
 

My eyelids are starting to fall.
 

I doze in the soil for a minute or two
 

When I hear Mum’s cheery call.
 

 
 

I spring to my feet, all excited.
 

Just wait ’till she sees what I’ve done.
 

I eagerly await her arrival
 

To see the results of my fun.
 

 
 

I’m sent to bed in disgrace now.
 

Mum was not pleased with my toil.
 

She’s not pleased with dad either.
 

Now he’s having to put back the soil!

 
 

 

Hazel Statham Writer of Historical Fiction
Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/7/2009
Hahahha! This is adorable! I love how you penned it from the paws of the dog.... loved it!

Anna
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/14/2008

This is unique and outstanding... "A Job Well Done" strikes wise thoughts.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/25/2007
Such a delightful, fun hearty piece filled with adventure. Aren't pets fun....

Be safe,
Karen



Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.