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December 30, 2009

Whad'ya want? A medal?

Filed under: poetry — Petros @ 2:24 pm

When I was but a lad and still little,
I would impress my dad with some small act,
And he would ask, “Whad’ya want? A medal?”
To that question I knew not how to react.

Then when digging in the backyard one day,
My father uncovered some rusted steel.
“Is that a metal?” I asked sans delay.
Dad’s bemusement was tangible to feel.

Your three poems are delightful and fun,
I would to you a medal deliver.
Not scrap rusting in the Alaskan sun,
But real ones of gold, bronze or silver.

(c) 2009 (Dec 30) Peter W. Dunn, a response to “Pet Poetry” by Gingham, Calico and Cindy.

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