doug bentley


When Green In Wonder


when green in wonder and myth
my circles ran to baseball days,
summer pies snatched from sills
short arms could barely stretch to,

joy had no chill and still
strong in sun hugged earth
ran thru moon crazy evenings
i can still recall as i cycled

through graveyard avoiding
snake & ghost with my best
friend my dog, 'til some sadistic
bastard fed him rat poison

and dried brown green love

Submitted: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Edited: Thursday, December 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: dog

Form:


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

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 (When Green In Wonder by doug bentley )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gold Star - 15,033 Points Valsa George (4/23/2013 7:47:00 AM)

    An excursion into those blissful young days of wild wonder and ecstasy with a craze for baseball, summer pies and carefree strolling with your friend.It is sad that you lost him through poison. I too feel a sense of nostalgia! ! Enjoyed reading this! ! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Make in you, gajanan mishra
  2. In My Daydream, Margaret Alice Second
  3. UNTOLD JOURNEY, Satish Verma
  4. Ride the lion, gajanan mishra
  5. Flame, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Travels On An Ox-Chart, Margaret Alice Second
  7. Mercy, save me., Darian Kalamerd
  8. ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ, Deepak Malapur
  9. A Cruel Hope, Praveen Nautiyal
  10. Our Vista, Hazel Durham
[Hata Bildir]