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HAS ANYONE SEEN MY OLD FRIEND TOM?

THE TABLE IS ALL SET
THE COMPANY IS ALREADY HERE
WE ARE GATHERED 'ROUND THE TABLE,
FULL OF LOVE AND CHEER

WHEN SUDDENLY A LITTLE VOICE
WAS MEEKLY HEARD TO SAY ,  
" I WONDER WHERE TOM IS,
HE WASN'T THERE TODAY"
 
I FED HIM ALL THROUGH SUMMER
I FELT HE WAS MY FRIEND
I NEVER THOUGHT HE'D LEAVE ME
BUT HE WASN'T IN HIS PEN

THE SILENCE 'ROUND THE TABLE
WAS DEASFENING TO HEAR
WHEN MOM SPOKE UP AND SAID,
"WELL DEAR, HE'LL PROBABLY COME BACK, NEXT YEAR"
  

Copyright Shirley Sasek
2010


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HAS ANYONE SEEN MY OLD FRIEND TOM?