Not any Mongrel

Animals, Poetry

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Cur

Salford, 27th April 2018

They say he’s a mongrel

a lower class

not to the standard of the pedigrees

But this cur has much more to offer

than those pedigree chums in the kennels

look at that  swagger – look at the smile

loyalty to his owner that sticks out a mile

And while pedigrees are pampered

he’s wagging his tail – in garden wi a stick

chasing down chew toys

compared to pedigrees – he’s quick!

Wrinkle

Animals, Poetry

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