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The Jingle Book (Volume2)

Primary Poems | 6-8 yrs | Reading Pod

A Valuable Gift
Old Father Time, one day
In his study, so they say,
Was indulging in a surreptitious nap,
When from his drowsy dreams
He was wakened, as it seems,
By a timid but persistent little rap.

He yawned and rubbed his eyes
In indolent surprise,
Then slowly he arose from where he sat;
He opened wide his door,
And nearly tumbled o’er
The figure that stood waiting on the mat.

A tiny little dog,
With excitement all agog,
And angry eyes that seemed to flash and glower.
His manner was polite,
But he said, “I claim my right!
And I’ve called, sir, to demand of you my hour.”

“Your what?” the old man said,
As he shook his puzzled head;
And the pertinacious puppy spoke with force:
“Well, sir, they often say,
‘Every dog must have his day,’
So a puppy ought to have an hour, of course!”

The old man shook with glee,
But he said obligingly,
“The dog days are all gone, I grieve to say;
But since you’ve come so far,
And so mannerly you are,
I’ll give you just an hour—to get away.”

The Grandiloquent Goat

A very grandiloquent Goat
Sat down to a gay table d’hôte;
He ate all the corks,
The knives and the forks,
Remarking: “On these things I dote.”

Then, before his repast he began,
While pausing the menu to scan,
He said: “Corn, if you please,
And tomatoes and pease,
I’d like to have served in the can.”

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Read these beautiful poems and rhymes for kids. List of the poems included in this poem eBook:

  1. A Valuable Gift
  2. The Grandiloquent Goat
  3. How the Cat was Belled
  4. A Modern Invention
  5. An April Joke
  6. The Funny Kittens
  7. The Arch Armadillo
  8. The Rivals
  9. A Photographic Failure
  10. Dorothy’s Opinion
  11. A Bicycle built for Two
  12. Young America

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