Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Dog Trick #1 & #2 - Poem by Sonya Florentino

Dog Trick #1 (Puppy Eyes)

How can a dog... make you smile
A wretched old dog with puppy eyes
How can a dog make you want to cry
Lying there knowing he's about to die

How can a dog make you think of Life
of the After-Life, and Other Lives
How can a dog make you realize...

How can a dog with puppy eyes
Looking at you trying not to cry
How can a dog with puppy eyes
Smiling goodbye


Dog Trick #2 (Wag the Tail)

I was in the park walking the dog today
When I saw a couple both with walking canes
A shopping bag between them they were bent and old
But suddenly they changed when they saw my happy dog

Whose tail was wagging back and forth so furiously
Indeed he kind of looked delirious to me
It made them laugh and smile it brought tears to my eyes
This couple still worthy of life
So eager and willing to smile


© 2009 Sonya Florentino


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 12, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, September 11, 2009


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