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Peppermint Tea

It's 6am
our Spaniel yawns
and pads softly

scratches and whines
his needs override
mine

he escapes effortlessly

I'm trapped in bleary
ablution
tea and toast the
usual solution

bubbles swirling inside me
wrapped in fleece

I sit like a bloated
furry animal
the dog nestles
sensing
kinship

I sip peppermint tea
in lady-like fashion
with a curly-haired dog
on my knee

A waft of malodorous
emission

I sip my tea
and blame the dog
he raises a paw
to his nose
sniffing me

Abandoned
my hirsute companion
vanishes like Houdini
I remain virtuous

Seeking revenge
my noble hound
defecates
on my herb patch

I drink more tea
enigmatically...

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Beautifully written. SPlit my sides!

Frenchf- Glad you had a chuckle...apparently the Duke of Edinburgh kicks the Royal corgis regularly in company...who knows, eh?? LOL

Ells :)

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Hi Mr C,

All dogs smell their own, do they not? LOL

Mrs C x

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Belated Happy New Year to you! It's snowing in England today....so the country has ground to a halt! Bearing in mind we always get snow in the UK at some point in the winter it amazes me that we're always so unprepared for the disruption! I've lived in the States and we'd regularly get 20-30 ft at a time...So I've got time to reply to everyone's comments today!

Glad I gave you a 'lift'...women aren't supposed to burp ,fart, swear & sweat...but we do...I'm sure even the Queen let's one 'rip' sometimes...Corgis are useful for something I guess!

Ells x

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the hound might do a PP on the leaves of your mint,
that you so thoughtfully drink.
Never mind there is another hole in its behind
so be more careful with your tea
Just make sure its not Brown and lumpy, La La
I will drink Coffee if I visit thee
because I have never seen a pooch climb a Coffee Tree
He He It's Ian.T, A thoughtful write from thee..

PS:- I never drink that special coffee from around the far East just incase there's a cat thats had a feast..

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Hahahaahhaah Ian...If I thought closely about everything I eat & drink, I'm not sure I'd survive! Thanks for commenting.

Ells x

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I miss those rich Tesco Beef Burgers La La, Have a lovely white day here
Take care if you venture out, can't think of what the fuss is about we use to go to Canada in the winter to do Icing trials on Helicopters, and loved the temps of minus 30 and the feets of snow LOL Have a lovely day at home, Yours Ian.T
PS:- forgot to say I use to go from Marlborough Rd in Southampton to Boscombe Down up past Salisbury to work and sometimes when there was snow I would arrive there yet two miles down the road someone would ring in to say they couldn't make it because of the weather. LOL

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

As Queen Victoria said "I am not amused." As her lap dog peed on her skirt.
In the beginning I could see the lapdogs of Marie Antoinette, and her ladies maids,
and your inevitable little finger pointing towards the ceiling as you sipped
so elegantly, your peppermint tea. That should have been strong enough
to drown all pongs, but it did not. This poem is a painting, I can see the whole
thing, with you dressed up to fit the role- perhaps in a modern manner full of
rings in your nose, etc. belts and flounces of unknown fabrics, making you into
a kind of collage, the dog jealously 'promps'(N) and you ignore him.

Enjoyed, BettyBuff love Ann

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us. I have no doubt that your reader base will continue to grow once people discover how amazing your poems are!

V/R,
Lamar of Liberty City

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