Morgan Michaels


Teddy- A Comma-Rich Poem


My neighbor's dog is deaf and has diabetes:
Too bad, there's nothing anyone can do.
His aging pet has to pee every three minutes, the poor sausage,
And being a pooch who plays by the rules
That means lots of whining, jumping,
Up, down, traveling via elevator, all day long,
Day in, out, rain or shine, cold or warm.
And life spent jingling at the end of a leash.

Not often, but sometimes, the door opening,
I get on, the dog squeezes in behind
Sneezing, and towing his owner, who says 'hullo, '
'Hi, ' I say back, and looking down, holler
'And hello to you, Master Teddy, speak now
Or forever hold your peace'- meaning, of course, piss.
Far from being shy, the little fellow whines
And stares at me gratefully from clouded eyes

As if I were the answer to all his prayers
Or a bottle of insulin, left on the step.
He pants, sneezes again, stamps, dances in place,
Whines, wags his tail feebly, sits down again-
He is old, there is nothing anyone can do.
He has always relied on peoples- trusted them,
Who, trustees, would never abuse his trust.
Dimly he stares. His snout hairs bristle.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 06, 2014
Listen to this poem:

Topic of this poem: love


Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Teddy- A Comma-Rich Poem by Morgan Michaels )

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling
[Hata Bildir]