Saturday, June 17, 2006

Fadder'z Dey...

Because there are a few kids out there, there must be some dads. (Now THAT's logic for ya!) For them, here's a little poem that my Grandpa made my dad memorize many moons ago...

Foxes can talk if you know how to listen,
My Paw said so.
Owls have big eyes that sparkle an' glisten,
My Paw said so.
Bears can turn flip-flaps an' climb ellum trees,
An' steal all the honey away from the bees,
An' they never mind winter becoz they don't freeze;
My Paw said so.

Girls is a-scared of a snake, but boys ain't,
My Paw said so.
They holler an' run; an' sometimes they faint,
My Paw said so.
But boys would be 'shamed to be frightened that way
When all that the snake want's to do is to play:
You've got to believe every word that I say,
My Paw said so.

Wolves ain't so bad if you treat 'em all right,
My Paw said so.
They're as fond of a game as they are of a fight,
My Paw said so.
An' all of the animals found in the wood
Ain't always ferocious. Most times they are good.
The trouble is mostly they're misunderstood,
My Paw said so.

You can think what you like, but I stick to it when
My Paw said so.
An' I'll keep right on sayin', again an' again,
My Paw said so.
Maybe foxes don't talk to such people as you,
An' bears never show you the tricks they can do,
But I know that the stories I'm tellin' are true,
My Paw said so.

--Edgar A. Guest

8 Comments:

Anonymous bc said...

I love that. :o)

Hope your dad has a great day tomorrow. :o)

6/17/2006 10:42 PM  
Blogger trinamick said...

Hmm...that's similar to the saying my grandma made me memorize.

Anything boys can do girls can do BEEETTTTEEERRR!

6/19/2006 9:17 AM  
Blogger LL said...

Similar... but yours is oh so wrong... :P

6/19/2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger trinamick said...

Yeah, I expect that kind of reasoning from someone who can't spell Father's Day. :ppbb:

6/19/2006 1:39 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I like it. I like it a lot. (said in Dumb and Dumber voice) =)

6/20/2006 6:23 AM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

The only time one of my kids would ever say "My Paw said so" would be in response to the question: "Did your father authorize you to use his credit card?"

6/20/2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger NYPinTA said...

I don't think my father knows any poems. He has a slogan though: "If I ain't bitchin', check my pulse."

And for the record, I'm not afraid of snakes. Spiders on the other hand... ick.

6/21/2006 11:54 AM  
Blogger LL said...

One of these days, I'll even get around to making a new post...

Maybe I could do one about spiders...

6/22/2006 6:13 PM  

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