Walking the Dog Seems Like Fun To Me
By Roger Stevens
Dad said, The dog wants a walk.

Mum said to Dad, It’s your turn
Dad said, I always walk the dog.
Mum said, Well I walked her this morning
Dad said, She’s your dog –
I didn’t want a dog in the first place

Mum said, It’s your turn.

Dad stood up and threw the remote control
at the pot plant
Dad said, I’m going down the pub
Mum said, Take the dog

Dad shouted, No way!
Mum shouted, You’re going nowhere!

I grabbed Judy’s lead
and we both bolted out the back door

The stars were shining like diamonds
Judy sniffed at a hedgehog, rolled up in a ball
She ate a discarded kebab on the pavement
She chased a cat up a tree

Walking the dog
seems like fun to me

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