Posts tagged ‘dogs’

April 19, 2019


by Nick Anthony

The neighborhood is lined with houses
Whose yards are filled with mongrel hordes,
Kept safe behind white picket fences,
Unaware of the world beyond the wooden boards.

Peaceful nights are wrenched away
From hardworking neighbors needing sleep
When the howling hounds come out to play
And bark their prejudice across the street
To other hounds behind picket fences,
Also unable to see beyond their defenses.

Night after night the uncouth mutts stay woke,
Yipping and yapping their ode to democracy.
Until yapping becomes yipping in a cloud of smoke
And they are lost in a haze of their hypocrisy.

All while the suffering, sleepless majority
Are kept awake by the woke minority.
They wonder if the PACs of dogs on either side
Will ever look inward and get wise
To the folly of their two-tone protest
Across the streets of the midwest,
Against enemies decried as ignorant
Who–in fact–are not so different.


May 7, 2018

Ballad of a Stray

by Nick Anthony

“Shoo!” they say to me all day,
As I wander, unwanted and alone,
Down lonely streets, looking for meat,
And a dry place to call my home.

Among the two-legs, I scavenge their dregs
My ribs bruised by their kicks,
While snobby Maltese snub my maladies:
Rabid and half consumed by ticks. 

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February 21, 2016

Foxy and Baby (a child’s poem)

by Colly





The wind blows in her hair.

She’s like a tiny teddy bear.


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January 23, 2016

A weekend away

by Jem Croucher

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We’re travelling down to Hampshire
for a mini-holiday
We don’t do this very often
so it’s nice to get away

Staying close to Lyndhurst
the New Forest all around
Taking wellington boots in case
it’s soggy on the ground

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November 16, 2015

A little walk

by Jem Croucher


Just a little walk
although quite brief
is just enough
to bring relief
Breathe in deep
fresh winter air
and feel the wind
blow through my hair

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October 14, 2015

A walk in the woods

by Jem Croucher


Dappled sunlight filtered through
the green tunnel up ahead
as carefree there we wandered
uncertain where it led

Not that we were bothered
for we cared not for the time
on such an afternoon as this
with autumn weather fine

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June 28, 2015

Our garden

by Jem Croucher


Our garden at this time of year
is a lovely sight to see
Most things here are in full bloom
and it’s a peaceful place to be

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March 16, 2015

Ferring Gorse

by Jem Croucher


Went for a wander on Mother’s Day
Down on Ferring Gorse
(In view of the chill it was quite brief)
But the beach looked nice of course

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November 16, 2014

A dog’s life

by Jem Croucher


It’s quiet at home with just us four
And the background radio station
The dogs they listen when we chat
But it’s a one-sided conversation

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September 9, 2014


by Seafarrwide


By Wendy Norman (Seafarrwide)

A dog is so clever he needs to run free
Feel wind on his back until eternity
Chasing birds and lizards, sniffing out rabbits
He cherishes moments to refine his habits

A dutiful companion loving faithfully
Aiming to please so earnestly
But a dog that sits down in a cage
He can’t see through his bars of rage

Growing insane with sadness he shows
Cowering with tuneful fear is all he knows
He can cry all day his lonely song
Pleading his freedom from this wrong

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December 17, 2013

The Forbidden Toy

by Kerrie Ann Salsac

Christmas Poem: Challenge

Cats and Dogs

As I look up, and up, my neck craning,

at dazzling lights and sparkling balls,

my inner desire I’m restraining,

as I wait patiently for one to fall.

Each night I lay dreaming of obtaining

my rightful prize; for now I’m abstaining.

As their footsteps approach, I turn away,

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September 13, 2013

A “Dogs And Cats” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Relationships between dogs and cats
Are more complex than just cartoon spats.
I’ve seen acts of affection
And fearless loyal protection…
I wish I could listen in on their chats.

July 16, 2012

The autumn of life

by Karen

The last leaf falls

drifting slowly


into the night breeze

and the tree stands bare

open to the elements

it knows the change is upon it

It is the autumn of its life

It remembers the past

the many seasons it has enjoyed

and endured

It lived through sunny days

in the park

with laughing children

and barking dogs

it smiled down upon them all

It lived through snowy winter chills

and shivered with the tiny birds

as they snuggled in its branches

itshielded them as best it could

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