Like Man Like Dog - Poem by Francis Duggan
One of my neighbours dog is a fierce beast he growls and bares his teeth at me
And each time I walk the Street by the wire fence that keeps him in the savagery in him I can see
With his front paws pressing agaist the wire his eyes are full of hate
If he ever gets through that fence havoc he will create.
A huge dog of pit bull terrier x ridgeback cross he snarls by the gate
I walk on the other side of the Street to avoid him of late
In case he would come through the fence discretion in such cases pay
Such dogs should be kept in a house or safely locked away.
His owner is a surly bloke not that unlike his dog
He is always alone in the pub and alone he drinks his grog
He never talks to anyone not even a good day
The message he has for the World his dog for him convey.
'Tis said our personality is in our animals though some with that may not agree
Yet another one of my neighbours has a friendly golden retriever and that man loves Humanity
And from these two comparisons your own conclusion draw
Though like man like dog in any case is not in Natural Law.
One of my neighbours dog is a savage beast from him I keep away
Perhaps he's trying to tell the World what his boss would like to say
Such as I hate you for being alive of me you best stay clear
His hateful eyes and strong sharp teeth instil in me great fear.
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