Mother Doesn'T Want A Dog

Mother doesn't want a dog.
Mother says they smell,
And never sit when you say sit,
Or even when you yell.

by Judith Viorst Click to read full poem

Comments (17)

Mother doesn't want a dog. She's making a mistake. Because, more than a dog, I think She will not want this snake..//// wow so interesting and beautiful poem penned; lovely rhyming yeah
Beautiful humorous poem with good rhyming.
Mother doesn't want a dog. She's making a mistake. Because, more than a dog, I think She will not want this snake. intersting poem. tony
A wonderful write I just hope mother knows that snakes bite too!
A nice poem on dog and how your mother does like one in your house. Very nicely crafted and makes an interesting reading. Congrats on being selected as modern poem of the day.
Rhyming poetry at its best great lines and fun ending
A beautiful poem on mother and her willingness on dog is incisively delineated. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the Poem of the day.
mother afraid of snaky dog! ! !
Witty poem....I particularly like the repetition of the first line at the beginning of the following stanzas. The humorous content throughout.sets up a great ending!
As cute as puppy's button nose! Absolutely witty and charming, As only a very good poet Can make words into Humor and Images, Go and grow!
The dumb dog has to go! ! ! ! 🐕 Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Mother doesn't want a dog. Mother says they smell, And never sit when you say sit, Or even when you yell. very nice poem.. tony
True, Your Mother may be stubborn Not want a dog for a house pet Besides all the canine special care Add to the list trips to the vet I thought at first, why not a cat But like the dog, the cat will shed And even though, trained to potty She'll find pus sleeping on her bed So alas, the pet dilemma But please be kind for dear Mom's sake Try a parrot or a gerbel I had no luck with my pet snake. Great, funny poem. Yours. Keep writing. A 10
(Mother Doesn'T Want A Dog by Judith Viorst.) **Love the twist: a snake! ! !
Nice poem about the moody dog. Thank you Judith Viorst for this poem.
Excellent writing with a lot of humor and practical truth, however, dogs are faithful and a man's best friend. I love the closing line, it is fanstastic.
My but a day goes better when begun with a poem by Judith Viorst