His Magic Touch

The 33-word piece that follows, is a parody of Rudolph’s rondo, and a true story, relating my confusion over my tree lights.    I had deliberately switched off the lights of our beautifully trimmed Christmas tree, and was on my way up to bed, when I realized that, inexplicably, the lights were ON.   As I set about to deduce the cause (i.e. a short in the string of lights, premature onset of senility, etc.), I saw a very guilty doggie staring back at me. “What? It wasn’t me!”  “But I knew better: In his enthusiasm to reach a low-hanging candy cane, he had “found” our magic golden ball…a touch-activated device, by which the tree lights are powered on and off. “It’s his favorite trick now!

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Bandit the cold-nosed Cavie,
Had a very skillful snout,
Touching the gold ball (light switch),
Christmas lights would soon go out.
Bandit, the cold-nosed Cavie:
“Sit! Stay! Now…turn lights ON! “

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11 thoughts on “His Magic Touch

    1. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

      Yes…a real circus. My grandsons got a kick out of it. In addition I gave a very old village I set up each year under the tree, which gas a pond…a plastic piece that I fill with water. You guessed it…bandit drinks the water. Thanks for commenting. I’ve been away a few weeks..soooo busy.

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