The Lumberjack and his Dog
Lived in a cabin in the wood,
The sun outside was shining bright
And the weather was very good.
Sometimes they ate so plenty,
They would eat all they had,
Then they would fall foul of a famine
With the two starving so bad.
One day, a flock of Chickens
Stopped at the cabin door
At first there were just a few
And then came even more.
"Oh, Chickens," the Lumberjack exclaimed,
"Funny you should appear,
For you to join us for dinner
Would be, to our hearts, so dear."
The baby Chickens looked at them
But not a peep they spewed,
This was their way of saying:
"We prefer not to leave the brood."
But all the adults rushed through the door
And in the dining room they sat.
"Quite a sight," the Dog thought,
"They are all so tall and fat!"
"The table is all set," said the Lumberjack,
"And we've got all that we need,
So when you're ready, Chickens,
We shall begin to feed."
"You mean on us?" the Chickens cried,
"That's a cruel thing to do!
We've strutted a very long way,
We actually trusted you!"
The eldest Rooster cringed in fear
As he saw, in full,
The Lumberjack and his Dog swallow
All of his coopmates whole.
Then, at last, the Rooster shouted,
"I can't take it anymore!"
He jumped from the chair, down to the floor,
And began running for the door.
When, suddenly, two swift paws
Picked him up from the ground
And shoved him into a familiar maw
With a big "Gulp!" being the only sound.
It was at that moment that the Lumberjack
Began sporting his "boredom face,"
His elbow on the table and his hand over his eyes
Add another level of disgrace.
The Dog told the Lumberjack,
"That was quite a meal you set up.
I wonder what's for dessert?"
The Lumberjack responded with just a hiccup.