Treasure Island

Vincent Kuo

(04 April 1989)

My Dog Named "Stay"


I had a dog named Stay when I was a lad
I got him as a present from my dad

A clever and playful mutt he was
With saggy ears and tiny paws

Stay was a loyal and faithful hound
And wherever I went, he'd hang around

As loyal as Stay was though, he did have a weakness
He was so hard to train and drove me to bleakness

'Come here! Stay! ' I'd call to him
But he'd just swing his head and shake his limb

Whenever I called him, he'd look confused
And despite all the training, he always refused

Submitted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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  • Adeline Foster (7/3/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    Loved the pun that confused your poor pooch, like throwing him on a see-saw. Now there's another poem to write. Read mine - On the Horns of the Moon -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (5/24/2012 5:28:00 PM)

    I would just love Stay I know, but I`m not surprised he was confused though, a brilliant poem. (Report) Reply

  • Pheko Motaung (5/23/2012 10:07:00 AM)

    Oh my! But I hope stay was around...for the humor and the companionship! Wonderful poem.Thanks (Report) Reply

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