Wednesday, August 29, 2012



(An Acrostic)

Goofy! Such a harmless fellow; not a lot of brain.
Odd in looks and odd in speech as well.
Only in a cartoon can such characters remain
For there they cast a very special spell.
Yes! Political correctness now denies us such a treasure!
A harmless, tender-hearted fool who brings a lot of pleasure.



Dogs may have a sense of smell that beggars all belief.
Among the band of Sniffers, the dog is absolute Chief.
To him the world is full of scents, that titillate his nose;
Whereas we have to bend and inhale quite hard to enjoy one little rose.
He is surrounded by perfumes that we would treat with scorn.
He knows when Rover from down the street has passed across the lawn;
He pounces on a smelly sock and straightway knows the owner;
He almost knows if a titbit comes from Greece or Barcelona!
But he pays for this with a dreadful lack; he sees the world in grey....
Well, not entirely grey it seems, but heading along that way.
His world is murky, dull and dun; a vision of sepia scenes.
Not for him our scarlets, mauves, yellows and pinks and greens!
Enjoy the glorious brilliance of the colours seen above;
Think of the favourite colours that human beings love.
Turquoise, carmine, daffodil, heliotrope and tan;
Colours that have enchanted us since recorded time began.
A sense of smell must fascinate our canine friends, it's true,
But it can't make-up for never seeing silver  and midnight blue.


EG CameraGirl said...

Goofy in politics? Yep,we have quite a few act-alikes here in Canada, :)

I'm glad I see more colours than dogs do,

Roger Owen Green said...

no, the fools we have now are far more dangerous
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ChrisJ said...

You are so good at rhyming! I like your rhymes about dogs. I can't imagine living without color. Color means so much to me especially in my painting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative post ~ lots of talent here ~ (A Creative Harbor)