Treasure Island

Jonathan Karanja

(Nairobi)

The ‘Dog’, Man's Best Friend


Barking “dogs” seldom bite, so said the British,
Yet dogs are pals most dear to man,
Man can afford to his pet dog appear uppish,
To every poodle, is every upstanding owner like a Napoleon,
Hence the popularity unanimous of dogs, however brutish,
But not so to thieves, who take what they don’t own,
Inasmuch as ‘hounds’ are good friends to mankind,
Thieves and property filchers tremble at their bark,
‘Course one can’t expect a dog to thieves be kind! ,
Rather, they will at scent of criminals attack,
Therefore this is a warning to crooks and thieves,
To cease wrong-doing and not hurl insults at the honest,
What transpires in the dark will to the fore emerge,
So we must not harshly our neighbours judge.

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Saturday, September 14, 2013

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They say that when life deals out lemons make lemonade out of them (lemons) . I was once insulted, so I just made 'lemonade' out of the not-so-bitter situation.

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