“A Nevermore Christmas poem”

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The dog never says "Nevermore" in this hilarious poem based on "The Raven."

Here’s a “Christmas Poem” cleverly rhymed and rhythmed to “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe.

“A Nevermore Christmas poem”

On a Christmas dark and dreary,

rain was falling with a fury.

Mother stood all tired and weary,

waiting for the rolls to rise.

Then before we were able,

to keep the dog off of the table,

(filled with food it was unstable.,

Collapsing there to our surprise.

On the floor the food was fleeting.

The dog was ravenously eating,

all the while her tail was beating,

drool pools grew before our eyes.

Then with fervent hopes and wishes,

we scooped the food back on the dishes,

Chicken legs and sardine fishes.

Maybe the guests won’t realize.

Del Gustafson was a longtime contributor to Northwest Prime Time and a good friend. I (Ariele) miss him every time I read one of his often hilarious poems.

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