Sandi J Holland


Big Black Dog


My dog is just too big for me.
He runs and never walks.
When it's his time to picture take,
He never, ever balks.

For that's the only time that he
Will patiently be still.
He thinks he has a pretty mug.
He'll then stand still at will.

But let me put my jacket on,
And let me get my leash.
He then begins to jump about,
And out the door goes peace.

For walk along so leisurely
I simply cannot do.
My big black dog will jerk and pull,
And run, and run anew.

Submitted: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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Want to see my painting that inspired this poem? Here's link to G+ post: https: //plus.google.com/u/0/109177427006678683747/posts/Cx7t2KTgKAe. I don't have a dog, and don't want one. Just like to play with others'. I did once walk someone's big dog. He pulled me along so fast that my feet were almost flying out behind me, lol.

Comments about this poem (Big Black Dog by Sandi J Holland )

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (3/5/2014 7:57:00 PM)

    I've decided to make my responses from now on, at the poet's page at one of his/her poems. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,479 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/17/2014 6:58:00 PM)

    Thanks for introducing me to your dog. I feel that I know him a bit I just from reading your poem. that is the hallmark of good poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,894 Points Patricia Grantham (8/23/2013 5:25:00 PM)

    Sometimes we wonder if the dog is walking the owner the way that
    they are pulled along. Takes a lot of energy to walk the dog. A real
    good exercise it is. A delightful write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/30/2013 7:40:00 AM)

    @Ramesh Rai
    Thanks for reading. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/29/2013 9:53:00 PM)

    @Khairul Ahsan
    Thank you. I like including a little history, and reading others. It helps us all get to know each other and understand the verses better too. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,774 Points Ramesh Rai (7/29/2013 8:08:00 PM)

    a pretty and faithful creature (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,258 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/28/2013 11:36:00 PM)

    A nice story. The note is nice too. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Sj Holland (7/27/2013 1:15:00 PM)

    @Pradip Chattopadhyay
    Yes, but I never will. It's like taking care of a child who will never be able to care for himself, lol. Thanks for reading. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,243 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (7/26/2013 6:41:00 AM)

    but you can have one as well, lovely creatures!

    enjoyed this poem. (Report) Reply

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