Once a waddling goose and gander
On a search for something grander
Left their farmyard to meander
Down a stream.
Now the goose was named Cassandra
And the gander, Alexander,
With a new home by the water
As their dream.
They had found the farmyard boring
With the crows’ incessant cawing
And the sleepy dogs all snoring
Through the day.
While the river looked appealing
And it gave the pair a feeling
In their new home by the water
They would stay.
But the farmer had been boasting
Of the geese he planned on roasting
At a dinner he was hosting
For his friend.
So he searched in haste to catch them
And he speedily despatched them.
Thus the dreamers by the river
Met their end.