Treasure Island

Valsa George


Simple Verse. No.11. From Nook to Fluke


Safely sheltered from sun and rain
They were five in number in a hollow ditch
Cleverly hidden from human gaze
Thrived a brood of puppies and a bitch

The ravenous pups glued to her famished breast
The mother dog was more than stressed
At times she would go her way
Leaving the little ones to Providence's trust

During day they wobbled and played
And huddled together when night came
But one day their mother didn't come back home
Alas! Days ahead for them were never the same

With no sustenance, life turned hell
For a day or two they braved the hunger
But soon instinct made them search for food
To different directions, they went asunder

...... ....... ....... .......

I remember having wandered aimless
From a street corner, once I was picked up
By some tender hands I have never known
And into an empty carton I had to crawl up

Now I am within a massive cage
Though I stay here without verve,
Ever since my arrival here
Never once I had to starve

Here, I have ten other canine friends
Except a few, all are branded as ‘stray'
We are confined within iron bars
As our master fears we would go astray

Every day people come from far and near
Dog lovers they are to pick up one or two
New ones, simultaneouly added to the lot
Joining the rest, ignorant of what life would brew

Today as the door to the kennel swung open
I saw an old lady walking in
She seemed far too lonely but very kind
Not quite ready to lose but to win

Her tired eyes scanned through and through
Without riveting her eyes from me
To the man in charge I heard her say;
‘I will take this one', ' not to be chained but to be free'

Fondly lifting and cuddling me in her arms
I was carried to her solitary home
To begin my life anew as her friend and guard
With love and freedom and life made frolicsome

Submitted: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Edited: Friday, September 05, 2014

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  • Patricia Grantham (4/6/2014 6:15:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem elaborating about the saga of
    some helpless pups. They await eagerly for
    adoption in a loving family. I love animals.
    Very good and uplifting write. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (4/5/2014 7:41:00 PM)

    A great ending for our wee pup of dubious beginnings. And I love the last word happy and free 'frolicsome' (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (4/5/2014 1:28:00 AM)

    hey....is that for the animal activists....: -) ] jokes apart a great poem on these stray poor lives as orphans......a first person recitation made it more wonderful... (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (3/25/2014 6:42:00 AM)

    I am moved and absolutely happy about what you have done. This is the ultimate triumph of humanity in its finest phase, madam. I am giving a full 10 for this great share. (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/25/2014 3:44:00 AM)

    Brilliant work lovely verse with divinity but the two stanza superb Glory to be Allah He must be parised by praising you thanks10 (Report) Reply

  • Nika Mcguin (3/24/2014 1:46:00 PM)

    This is so touching, I nearly cried but i held back lol. I love that this tells the tale of how a magnitude of dogs have lived and from their perspective! I wonder what happened to the mother dog and if shes still alive even. I hope that reading this will make more people consider adopting shelter dogs. They've had such long journey's it would be nice if they could all be as lucky as the dog in this poem.

    I also loved the break in this poem, the change in perspective from a third party narrator to a first person canine narrator. Honestly I cant say enough about this poem, its beautiful. So I'm adding this to favorites ^^

    ~Nika (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/23/2014 1:06:00 PM)

    Your simple verse is long and nice. Another nice story of kindness and compassion and also instance of survival of the fittest. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/23/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    .........I feel like you witnessed this actual event....if not still it is a true story for some unfortunate dogs and cats....loved reading every stanza....and this particular stanza was the most powerful for me....simply because it really makes one feel for the puppies....enjoyed this write and I must read again...
    ~ During day they wobbled and played
    And huddled together when night came
    But one day their mother didn’t come back home
    And life for them was no more the same~
    . (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (3/23/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    From obscurity to the stroke of good luck........the delicate journey ended with a happy note for the puppy...Valsa...
    truly a touching one very elegantly crafted................ (Report) Reply

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