On the way to school one day
We had to go a special way,
And, as we walked down Pascoe Lane
We passed a dog — A BIG GREAT DANE.
His eyes were black! His head was square!
One metre tall with bristled hair!
His ears were pricked! His teeth were white!
My brother then ran off in fright!
All my friends ran after him!
“SCAREDY CATS,” I calmly grinned,
“RUN AWAY! YOU’VE GOT NO SENSE!
THE STUPID DOG’S BEHIND THE FENCE!”
I teased him, and I screwed my nose,
Stuck out my tongue and held that pose,
For then I saw it with my eye —
The gate was open! MY, OH MY!!
I ran so fast, I made no sound
Because my feet were off the ground!
I grabbed my brother, kept my cool,
Then ran like heck towards the school!
GROWLING, HOWLING, JUST BEHIND!
That big Great Dane had lost his mind!
“HOLEY DOOLEY! OUT THE WAY!”
We’d be the first to school today!
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