Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Incomparably Splendid Pants
art by Sue Kroll

You’ve heard, I’m sure, of Orangey-Pants,
In satin coat she’s dressed.
Pants walks up stairs, she blazes trails,
She even eats baguettes.
She herds the geldings to and fro
And keeps a tidy place,
A tough old mare when on the go
but dainty—full of grace!

So clean, so neat, so dignified, 
So beautiful and smart—
Dear Pants has earned a following 
With great displays of heart.
Divine, sweet Pants, and delicate, 
Yet stoic to the last,
She’ll not refuse a toothsome treat
Nor turn from lively tasks.

Pants does her job with auricles
A-pricked with eagerness,
Three cheers for darling Orangey-Pants,
Who represents Muleness.
She stands for all that’s worth a stand,
She’s perfect, even—yes,
Sweet Pants is all a mule should be! 
Quite simply, she’s the best.


  1. A fine, pointed oracle about the auricles.

  2. You're too kind! Pants is easy to write about . . . there are so many very nice things to say.


  3. Liz, the FHS of Pants the MuleJuly 14, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    I am speechless! Because I am guffawing, chortling and snickering as a result of this incomparably splendid poem about Pants the Mule!!! I can't believe it! It is JUST PERFECT! Thank you so much!!!!

    :-D :-D :-D

    There are no emoticons to do this justice! :-))))))))))))))))))))))

  4. Very awesome poem for a very awesome mule.


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