Treasure Island

Nick Vranich

The Black Dog

While still a teen
And searching for
A path through my own fog
I found a freind for life
And named him The Black Dog

I chased him
Then him me
I'd walk while he would run
The game we played was keep away
A game he often won

I washed him
And kept him well fed
He was always by my side
The Black Dog my companion
From his demands I could not hide

In darkened room
With blinds drawn tight
I rest upon my chair
The Black Dog sits beside me
As I gently stroke his hair

He looks at me
With large sad eyes
As I return his gaze
The Black Dog seems to talk to me
In the most unusual ways

Now I wish
He'd run away
The Black Dog I called my friend
He robs me of my happiness
Bad luck he seems to send

The Black Dog
That I speak of
Is not a pet you see
He's the quiet desperation
That lives inside of me

Nick Vranich

Submitted: Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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

What do you think this poem is about?

Nick Vranich's Other Poems

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 (The Black Dog by Nick Vranich )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. Blame not the stars, gajanan mishra
  2. Emptyness, advija hrustic
  3. Lay Me Down, Myrtle Thomas
  4. Dessert Deluge ..... [ 'just' DESSERTS,.., Bri Edwards
  5. Standard asset, gajanan mishra
  6. AnyThing In ReTurn, Kewayne Wadley
  7. If all we know is love, Mark Heathcote
  8. Remove Yourself From Bitterness, Ronell Warren Alman
  9. Fornicating In The Bowels Of Unswerving .., Captain Cur
  10. im not okay, Faith Taylors

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]