This is a poem written for Margaret, dated February 16, 2000:
- 'Cat', in verse 3, stands for Arctic Cat snowmobile;
- the car was in the garage, because it wouldn't start;
- Casey the dog's 'suckie', in verse 6,
is a sweatshirt she sucks when she's happy!
This morning I
woke to a fine winter's scene
Our pets seemed as happy as I
The dogs had their breakfast, the cat had a preen
Outside was a bright blue sky
As I sat with
my tea, taking in this fine view
I pondered what this day would bring
The only joy came when my thoughts turned to you
I polished my wedding ring
chores complete, we all went outside
Shoveled snow, while the dogs romped and played
Started the 'Cat'... round the house for a ride
On the deck is where our 'Casey' stayed
Back into the
house after having our fun
Phone flashing a message for me
Dreading this call... first thought was to run
Caller 'would not' be saying... "It's free"
I punched in
the codes, and gritted my teeth
"Come pick up your car... it is done"
"T'was a wire came loose".. said a mechanic named Keith
"Probably 'squirrels' just having their fun"
Well, as you
can guess, I was jumping with joy
Dogs and cat watched me dancing for glee
Casey dove for her 'sucky'... Scratch went for a toy
Buddy crawled in his box for a pee
said and done, all is well in our home
Car's parked, trails are groomed... 'What a life'
Contentment inspired me to write you this poem
My best friend, my companion... my wife!