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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Old Dogs


Old dogs are still friends....
Tricks are hard to come by these days....
The bones, somehow feels weak and frail....
Tail movements slow....
.. ..
Hints of grey in  furs ....
He walks slowly absorbed in pain....
If sticks were allowed he did....
Be leaning on one by now....
.. ..
But that was one trick, he never learnt to master ....
A parrot on the roof top, A big loud mouth, 
Shouts out loud to tease ....


'You can’t teach him new tricks, ....
His gone too far gone for that now'
In repeated sentences like a broke record....
.. ..
He lifts his head up at strangers....
By the doorway, fidget(ing) ....
Slowly he goes down again....


"What is the point....
My vocal cords wouldn't even give fright....
Dentures in my mouth may fall off ....
If am not careful ....
I am just too old to guard this house"....
.. ..
But always has a pride of place ....
Under the old man’s chair....
Together in affinity they walked the fields of parks  ....
Together they have a bond,....
That will take them to their grave....
.. ..
Let the old Chap ....
Be the one with the stick....
With his smoky  old English grey coat and hut ....
To match, in mention ....
I will just be by his side, sidekick  
His old  and loyal friend,  as friends for life  ....


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14 comments:

  1. 'Smoky English old grey coat'..perfect! a sad tale but the picture gives me some hope they are content together..Jae

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  2. Loved the side-kick who is mans best friend for life!! Loved the imagery this poem created and you have done it so well!!

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  3. His old friend, friends for life .... poignant and the picture is just wonderful.

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  4. Oh I love this...I two border collies and they are wonderful ...you poem expresses their loyalty so well...bkm

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  5. Sheilagh Lee said:What a sweet story with in this poem. A loyal dog indeed.

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  6. lovely poem. i'm sure there is probably comfort in knowing that along with memories (past, present and future), they too share in their aches and pains.

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  7. What a great poem full of love and affection one for the other.

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  8. such a lovely poem of companionship.

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  9. Wonderfully done, though poignant, it was filled with love and memories. Thanks!

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  10. I love this bond between an old man and his old dog. Lovely!

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  11. Kodjo, this is such a touching poem. I am a dog lover, and the poem resonated true. My dogs aren't 'old' yet, but when they are they WILL still be friends and have their places.

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  12. Wonderful, Kodjo...I have shared my life with a few good dogs and know there is not a better friend to be had...

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  13. This is really a wonderful poem of understanding - grand stuff.

    Anna :o]

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  14. This is wonderful ... I was there each step of the way ... stumbling a bit myself. Much warmth and comfort here ... yup, I liked it a lot.

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