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Poem by Robert William Service


The Haggis


Said Jock to Jean: Whit did ye do 
	Wi yon wee haggis, plump an grey, 
I carried home for me and you 
	To cheer our hearts on Hogmanay? 

Said Jean to Jock: I didna ken 
	It was a haggis  In ma doot 
I gazed an gazed at it, and then 
	I took the tongs an threw it oot. 

Ye shoulda telt me. When you bought 
	It in the cat came at the run, 
An sniffed at it  I think she thought 
	Twas something naughty she had doen. 

Poor Puss! Wi shame she looked at me, 
	An did the best that she was able 
To cover it... Jist look how she 
	Scratched a the varnish aff the table!



Robert William Service


Robert William Service's other poems:
  1. The Wee Shop
  2. The Sum-Up
  3. Resolutions
  4. The Robbers
  5. Prelude (In youth I gnawed life's bitter rind)


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