a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, June 27, 2013

dVerse~Poets Pub...The Dog

He was a dog when I met him
With kindness in his eyes
With love in his heart
With gratefulness

He was a dog when I met him
With no place to go
With no place to lay his head
With no safe place

He was a dog when I met him
Now a happy dog
Now in a safe place
Now grateful and I'm still a softy for dogs

A terrible attempt to rise to the challenge at dVerse~Poets Pub Anaphora challenge.

24 comments:

Claudia said...

smiles..cool that he found his happiness... and that you saw the kindess in his eyes..smiles

Lynne said...

Not a terrible attempt to me . . .

Poet Laundry said...

I love those kind dog eyes!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That's sweet!
Lynne x

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I thought it was a great attempt. You took in a stray and gave him a home.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i am a bit of a softy as well for the pups....and its pretty amazing how the demeanor will change when they are given a bit of love....smiles...

Saucy Kodz said...

I was just thinking this might be in reference to any of the dogs you adopted or animals about your farm which give you the same feeling. I loved this poem and smiled while reading it.

Mary said...

Love dogs & your poem about one of them! I understand you being a softie for them. I am too. Smiles.

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Good attempt!!

Buttons said...

I Like it. B

Sandra said...

actually this one makes perfect sense to me, most poetry i have no idea what it means, this one i do and i like it.

TexWisGirl said...

but so full of heart and who you are. :)

Björn said...

A happy dog is great :-)

Sandee said...

I think this is adorable. I have a dog just like you do. No one wanted her and she's happy now.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Pat said...

He was a dog when I met him, and now he's a member of my family!

You did a great job!

labbie1 said...

Good attempt! :) That picture is just TOO funny! ;)

rumoursofrhyme said...

This isn't terrible at all; you've made really good use of anaphora both at the start of your lines and within them. I really enjoyed reading it, and I find those puppy eyes hard to resist too ... smiles

liv2write2day said...

You know, Gail, for me anything with a dog is a work of art and I see this as a happy, effective use of the prompt. And the photo is too cute.

Sue said...

I love your feeling for animals, and it comes through very strongly here.

Which makes it a good poem.

=)

LindaG said...

I think it was a great attempt, Gail. I enjoyed it.
Have a great weekend! :-)

John Gray said...

Lol. The worst photo I have ever seen

Other Mary said...

No, not terrible at all. Kudos for the poem and for making a home for your dog. :o)

Josie Two Shoes said...

I loved this... you're letting that marshmallow heart show! I can imagine that a good number of critters owe their lives and wellbeing to your generosity and care. And how good it feels when we are able to help those who ask so little of us and give so much love in return. This was a great piece of writing, loved the form!

DesertHen said...

Not terrible at all! This reminds me of how we met our "Munchie" dog three years ago!

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