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Animals Poetry

Wrinkle

Salford 17th March 2018

Wrinkle

Another day goes by

Another crease forms on the face

A new laughter line joins by the eye

Age they say is a concept

You can be young – even after fifty,

Experts say (at the age of thirty)

I smile at that assertion

as i look at next doors pug – wrinkly and ruffled

Old age hasn’t bothered him – he still chases around the garden

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Acrostic Animals Uncategorized

Underdog

Underdog

Unusual for the runt of the litter to be top of the pile

Not used to being top of the tree

Destiny wasn’t really set out for this dog, but

Expect a surprise, for while you write him off this

Right little talented animal is

Doing his thing in front of the tv judges – and

Of course – there’s one of them who’s looking for “That special act”

Got to agree – every dog, has it’s day

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Acrostic Animals Holidays Leisure Life Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Parks Pleasures

Scamper

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Coniston, Lake District

an acrostic response to the prompt Scamper

2nd July 2017

 

So here we are, by one of the lakes

Chasing sticks with the pet dog on the marina sands

As little dogs go, he’s very clever

Missing fewer than he catches

Pressing his paws into the soft brown sand

Expecting you to chase him after catching every stick

Really nice way to spend a summers afternoon

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Animals Christmas Humour Poetry Tradition

Darn that table!

Uneven

The kitchen fairy has been at it again

pinching a footpad or two from the kitchen table

you notice their action

as little veg strive to become escape-peas

The family pooch is drooling

as table slips and slides

and silver surfaced platters

around the table ride

Turkey ready for serving

in oven it awaits

as peas, parsnips and carrots

roll about on the plate

But light hits our family chef

and gets him off the hook

sliding underneath the feet

a perfectly weighted cookbook

So table will be fixed for pud,

with a couple of little pads of wood

and pooch for now will have to enjoy his ball

and not the turkey that was saved from a fall.

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Animals Poetry

Rovers Dream

I’m resharing this poem, because I like it so much – brightens up a rainy day 🙂

The Inkwell

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A piece of poetry written for Allpoetry.com by me

Rover

In a corner, on his cushion he sleeps
Rover, a dog who jumps and leaps.
He’s on a Canine stretch of joys,
A beach that’s full of bones and toys.
And whilst there he’ll have his fill,
of ham hocks whilst there’s time to kill.
And when he’s full he’ll fill his goal,
of landing bones in every hole.
When there’s nothing left to do
his choice of chew toys he will chew,
and balls and bones of rubber he’ll play,
until its time for the start of the day.
Just before daybreak, on the beach he’ll pick
an arboreal plaything, in form of a stick
One final run , to stretch his paws
and then he’s woken by ‘im indoors
but he wont be ever so glum,
when facing his breakfast of Pedigree Chum!

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Animals Emotions Food Poetry

An apology – from Fido

Given the photograph that accompanied the latest daily post here’s my attempt in response to the prompt Apology

Hope you enjoy it

I’m sorry.

My moment of madness is unforgivable

I Know right now – i’m in the Doghouse

but I was let down by my nose you see

it led me to the sunday tea

and you should know how fond I am

of a leg of ham or lamb

so I crept across the lounge room floor

and snook beyond the kitchen floor

tugging at the dishcloth white

and winning with the roast a fight

I took more than an ample munch

of my share of “sunday lunch”

Can we still be friends – and let it be ?

I promise I won’t eat your tea!

I’ll sit in the garden – on my own

and gnaw on the spoils of lunch – the bone

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Animals Humour Life

The Kitchen Floor

in response to the prompt : Dirty

When washing a kitchen floor –

it’s important to do it right

Make sure your cleaning materials

are ready for use…

Make sure the water is hot enough

to get those sugary spots off the tiles…

Use plenty of detergent

to catch every bit of dust,gravy, fat or egg

And finally – if one of you has taken the dog for a walk,

remember to take a towel with you

Doggy paws are pretty – but not when someone has just cleaned the floor!

(Note to the reader – the same approach applies to little children – only don’t clean their paws unless its time for a meal!)