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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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Poet's Notes about The Poem

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 )

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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