Connie Yost

Rookie (5/27/38 / Reed City, Michigan)

Copper Penny - Poem by Connie Yost

Her favorite recreation,
Without a day's vacation,
Or any hesitation,
To accept an invitation,
From the local population,
Of chatter-boxing squirrels.

She was like a copper penny,
An engaging dachshund pup,
Loving all her playthings,
But, oh, how she tore them up!
All the yard sale bears and rabbits,
All her friends with squeaky habits!

Her boundless animation,
Lifted spirits to elation,
This half-pint canine treasure,
Brought me greater pleasure,
Than any diamond ring or string of pearls,
Watching Copper Penny treeing all those squirrels!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

She was half beagle, half dachshund and much loved.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 1, 2014


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