Moses and George

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Moses and George

Moses was just
a young hound,

Not good for
much but eating biscuits,

And left
over scraps lying around,

But he was already
the best tracker,

If something
needed to be found,


His nose was
insured by Lloyds of London,

A guarantee
that his nose would always work,

So when the
circus lost an elephant,

Moses was called, a case he would not shirk,


Now an
elephant is really hard to lose,

There’s no
place to hide with ease,

And George,
the name of this elephant,

Whenever it
was dusty he had a penchant to sneeze,


started at the main ring of the big top,

The very last
place George was seen,

definitely caught the scent of George,

needed a bath or two, if you know what I mean,


Moses might
have been sidetracked,

By all the
circus sounds and smells,

For he lost
the scent of George right away,

And it took
awhile to pick up the trail,


Now George
had not been kidnapped,

He wanted to
have a leisurely bath,

He could
have jumped into a swimming pool,

But he didn’t
want to draw anyone’s wrath,


Moses found
George in the river,

Submerged and
swimming around,

looked surprised to see Moses,

“I’m not
ready yet to be found,”


Moses agreed,
sometimes it’s good to be alone,

It was hot
that day and just right for a swim,

Moses went upstream a few yards,

Before he
decided to jump in,


confided he was tired of circus life,

Long days
and getting up at dawn,

listened to George’s plight,

He was
courteous, not even one yawn,


Moses and
George became friends from the start,

Their appearances
were very different,

But they
were alike in their hearts,

They didn’t
play the same kind of games,

But they
could be friends just the same,


Hide and
seek doesn’t give George a thrill,

And Moses
won’t play squish,

They still
sit and talk sometimes,

And get in a
game of Fish,


They’re both
happy to have the perfect friend,

Someone to
share with, someone who’ll listen,

And now they’ve
formed a detective agency,

How well
they do, who knows,

But they expect
to solve a lot of cases,

One has a great memory and the other has a great nose.




21 thoughts on “Moses and George

  1. You really did it here, Dan! I love this! Not that it is just for children but it has me reading it again and finding friendship and purpose, communication and sharing and would this ever be a terrific children’s book! +++

    • Didn’t know where I was going with it, just knew I was asked to contribute. I’m glad you liked it and now I’ll have to reread it again and try to see it through your eyes. Hopefully my children’s stories will still have high interest levels and less challenging vocabulary.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Thank you for your comments. Hopefully they’ll have an adventure or two.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    • Thanks for your comments. Encouraging words are always welcome.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  2. Very entertaining ! And it teaches that although we are different , we can still be friends and learn to accept the differences with mutual respect !

  3. George has a new friend, and Moses now has a partner to help him solve mysteries. Fantastic poem and storyline Dan, a heartwarming tale of how two friends find each other, and suddenly the World is a much better place for them both. I loved it. xPenx

    • My poems and stories are not as colorful or beautiful as yours so I have to scramble to try to keep up with your quality poems. I stumble through somehow. Thanks for your input and I’m glad you loved it. Stop by any time, dear Lady P.

    • Thanks, Ji, for your reply. Glad I could contribute. Your great entry started us off. Thanks.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  4. This was great! The down side though is that for the rest of the day I’m going to have the images of Moses and George in trenchcoats and fedoras talking like Humphrey Bogart as they hunt for the Maltese Falcon!

    • Fortunately the trenchcoats and fedoras have been modernized, but Moses and George have had their difficulties. Moses still sounds a little gruff and growly, while George still trumpets on occasion. Their voice lessons have not been successful thus far. Thanks for the fun input.

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