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Black Dog - Poem by Greg Davidson

A black dog follows me,
No collar nor a lead,
Its form I can not measure,
Of undetermined breed.

A black dog followed me,
My step a merry gait,
Then it left me quite alone,
I pondered not its fate.

A black dog followed me
It disappeared a while
But it did return again
When I had gone a mile.

A black dog follows me,
My companion I'll ignore,
My tread a steady onward march,
My eyes fixed to the fore.

A black dog follows me,
It matters not what pace.
My steps are clear upon the path,
Its paws, they leave no trace.

A black dog follows me,
No others on the road.
No muse, companion, mentor, friend,
I've none to share my load.

A black dog follows me,
Like a shadow by my side.
Storm clouds dim my path.
But it will not be my guide.

A black dog follows me,
Nipping at my heel.
Anxiety eats me from within.
I question what is real.

A black dog follows me,
No interest in my tears.
With hollow smile it follows me
And catalogues my fears.

A black dog follows me.
Steeper grows the grade.
My resolution falters,
My strength begins to fade.

A black dog follows me,
Though it will not choose my end.
I set my face into the wind,
My sanity to defend.

A black dog follows me.
I know I must resist.
I will not, must not, yield to him
I know I must persist

A black dog follows me.
Before me is my goal.
Silent prayers I send above,
My Lord to keep me whole

A black dog follows me.
And though the road does rise,
Onwards I intend to go
Until I reach the prize.


Comments about Black Dog by Greg Davidson

  • Rookie - 10 Points Mark Sauer (6/25/2013 10:07:00 PM)

    Black dog is what Winston Churchill called the periodic depression to which he was prone. Same metaphor? (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,642 Points Bri Edwards (5/27/2013 11:46:00 PM)

    greg, well, is it temptation or depression or something else i wonder. (see previous comments by other readers) i don't really care what it is; i enjoyed the poem enough to send it to my poemlist. thanks for sharing.
    i liked the change from followed to follows. bri p.s. i always enjoy good rhymes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 8 Points Anjali Sinha (4/20/2013 6:55:00 PM)

    A lovely poem- -I guess the black dog is temptation- -and not yielding to it until you reach the prize - heaven. Very nice- -reminds what my grandpa would always say I will not, must not, yield to him
    I know I must persist
    regards Anjali (Report) Reply

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Poems About Dog

  1. 1. Black Dog , Greg Davidson
  2. 2. Duck Woof And Dog Quack , lee fones
  3. 3. Black Dog Running , Ray Lucero
  4. 4. A Poem Of Syntax , RIC S. BASTASA
  5. 5. Dippy The Dog , Charles M. Moore
  6. 6. I’s Gots A Hound Dog Commin , Sandra Osborne
  7. 7. The Fate Of An Innocent Dog , George Moses Horton
  8. 8. The Bark , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. 9. Man And Dog , Nassy Fesharaki
  10. 10. A Love Of Dog , otteri selvakumar
  11. 11. A Dog's A Man's Best Friend , Francis Duggan
  12. 12. Friendship Of A Dog , Francis Duggan
  13. 13. Best Friend , David Darbyshire
  14. 14. My Ever Loving Dog Bruno... , Ravi Sathasivam
  15. 15. The 'Poem A Day' Project ~ Day 234 , Flying Lemming
  16. 16. Dog Stay Dog Stay , RIC S. BASTASA
  17. 17. Bad Dog Dig , Chaotic Life aka Curly Mer
  18. 18. Kicked A Dog To Death , B.. Alexander
  19. 19. Proverbs Of A Dog , Joseph T. Renaldi
  20. 20. Life , justin walker
  21. 21. Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Tie Me Kanga.. , Joe Rosochacki
  22. 22. A Dog And His Bone , Joseph T. Renaldi
  23. 23. Depression Blues , Dr Peter Bouboulos
  24. 24. I Love My Dog , otteri selvakumar
  25. 25. God Got On The Way , Pradip Chattopadhyay
  26. 26. Dead Dog Blues , Denys E. W. Jones
  27. 27. The Unconditional Love Of A Dog , Francis Duggan
  28. 28. The Death Of A Dog. , JOSE MURGUIA
  29. 29. Bite Dog , otteri selvakumar
  30. 30. Black Dog Blues , Aldo Kraas
  31. 31. A Dog For Sale , oskar hansen
  32. 32. Chrysillis , Thomas Kingo
  33. 33. Puppy Love , travion hood
  34. 34. The Dog Star Pup , Henry Herbert Knibbs
  35. 35. A Question After The Incident , Jahan zaib
  36. 36. The Rescue Dog , Danny Draper
  37. 37. A Cat Cry , otteri selvakumar
  38. 38. Street Dogs , otteri selvakumar
  39. 39. Dorothea Pet Pet Pet Pet Dog Dog Dog Dog.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  40. 40. Road-Side Dog , Czeslaw Milosz
  41. 41. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie , Edwina Reizer
  42. 42. A Boy And His Dog , Edgar Albert Guest
  43. 43. Shadow Of A Black Dog , Sayeed Abubakar
  44. 44. Dog And Me , Emily Guthrie
  45. 45. Plague Plague Plague , Smack Thompson
  46. 46. A Rumpus , Ryan Brooks
  47. 47. Dog Trick #1 & #2 , Sonya Florentino
  48. 48. An Old Dog's Dreamings , Francis Duggan
  49. 49. A Birthday Poem For My Dog - Malone , John Meissner
  50. 50. Neighbor's Dog Says Bow-Wow But My Heart.. , Harindhar Reddy
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