Posts tagged ‘dog’

May 19, 2017


by Jem Croucher

There are quite a lot of sounds
that are pleasing to the ear
Mellifluous they may be called
Sweet and smooth to hear

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May 12, 2017

Sunshine IV

by Jem Croucher

Sometimes those sunshine moments
catch you unaware
when beams of warmth come calling
and find you waiting there

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April 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Duke

by scatterednotebooks

Photo by Linda Rose

It’s been a full year, since you first joined our clan
and hid yourself there inside my bag.
You didn’t quite know what to make of us,
all coo-ey, and huggy, and making a fuss.
Our kitchen floor had you splayed on all fours
’til we brought you upstairs to the carpeted floor.

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March 11, 2017


by Jem Croucher







This week I have been writing
about an animal each day
So I think I’ll finish with the dog
and let them have their say
I mention this quite glibly
for in my house they’re loud
make their presence known with barks
of which they’re jolly proud

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February 7, 2017

Black Shuck

by JJ Merryweather

-If roaming lost, in thickest fog

Or traipsing through the gloom,

You sense a dark and spectral dog

Tis a portent of your doom!

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December 22, 2016

The poet’s dog

by Jem Croucher


Curled up in a ball
and sleeping as I write
My faithful hound called ‘Obi’
is a lovely sight

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July 4, 2016

A dog, the ‘force’ and a smile

by Jem Croucher


n a patch of yellow flowers
he sat and looked at me
panting in the sunshine
and acting playfully
He was quite content to sit there
long enough to take a snap
before running off and playing
for he’s a boisterous little chap

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April 18, 2016

Obi (paws for thought)

by Jem Croucher


Obi (pronounced “Ohbee”)
has been with us for a year
He’s a little brown jack-russell
and he’s brought us lots of cheer
We’ve had him since he was a pup
all plump and paws and ears
And like our older dog we hope
that he will stay for many years

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December 29, 2015

Waiting II

by Jem Croucher


Precarious position
he sits there patiently
waiting as the world outside
passes by him silently

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November 8, 2015

My little dog

by Jem Croucher


My little dog called Obi
is eight months old today
He’s great to have around the place
for both a cuddle and a play
He’s got some Dachshund in him
some Jack Russell there as well
And he’s got some stupid ears
as from the picture you can tell

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September 8, 2015

The thing about the sun

by Jem Croucher


The wonderful things about the sun is that
it makes you forgive and forget
Just one day is enough even though all last week
it was cold, overcast and just wet

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July 28, 2015

Obi’s Ears

by Jem Croucher


We have a dog called Obi
came to us on fourth of May
He really is a lovely chap
and loves to have a play
He has ridiculous ears
they’re his redeeming feature
Even though they’re quite enormous
for such a little creature.

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May 5, 2015


by Jem Croucher


The sun shone bright on May the Fourth
The day that Obi came
An eight week old Jack Russell pup
with a famous Star Wars name

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April 12, 2015

An ode to Elvis (2002 – 2015)

by Jem Croucher


Elvis Presley’s left the building
but he’s in a better place
up there in doggy heaven
with a smile upon his face

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March 3, 2015

For Elsa

by Lakshmi

the iron weight of your skeletal frame
in my trembling arms, as we pulled you
down from that horrible hideous hearse
my eyes were burning but i wept no tears
we held you wrapped tightly in white sheets
words were few and far between, and terse

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January 21, 2015


by Jem Croucher


I don’t ask for much in life
I settle for the least
A bed to sleep in, warm at night
And now and then a feast

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January 18, 2015

A watchful eye

by Jem Croucher


When most I look after are fast asleep
In the small hours of a Saturday night
The one who chose me all those years ago
Stays up later to write

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October 25, 2014


by Jem Croucher


We’re not too bad at greetings
But it depends much on our mood
Sometimes when this is suffering
We can be rather rude

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October 1, 2014

Another Autumn day

by Jem Croucher


A clear Autumn day, not a cloud in the sky
A mist that lies lurking like a child’s forlorn cry
A walk in the morning when no-one’s about
When a whisper is special. ‘cos you daren’t risk a shout

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February 6, 2013

Dog called Jack.

by journeyintopoetry

Limerick Time!!


There once was a dog called Jack
who hadn’t a bad bone in his back.
He stood there like lead
while the cats stole his bed
and then slept on a piece of old sack.

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January 16, 2013

My Old Friend

by russtowne

You picked me the moment we met
And you knew right from the start
We were supposed to be together
You ran straight to my arms and into my heart.
I couldn’t ask for a more loyal companion
You’d risk your life to save mine.
When I was sick in bed for a week
You stayed right by my side the whole time.

My Old Friend,
Life with you is better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure I wish would never end,
And I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

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