Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

A Bump Under The Doona - Poem by Alison Cassidy

A bump under the doona,
to share
the emptiness.

My mute companion,
licking me
over eight tangled weeks.

I listen to the wheeze
of her doggy breath
and drift into dreams
of trolleys and hospital corridors.

I walk her before dawn.
She doesn't complain,
but bounds to the door
to bark at the moon.

My faithful Ella,
watchdog without peer
lifts a paw quizzically
‘I'm here. I’m here’.

Comments about A Bump Under The Doona by Alison Cassidy

  • Reshma Ramesh (10/10/2008 1:58:00 AM)

    this soooo sweet......i fell in love with your pup.... (Report)Reply

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  • Nimal Dunuhinga (10/10/2008 12:51:00 AM)

    It's really homely Alison and your mute companion express a lot. (Report)Reply

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  • Ency BearisEncy Bearis (10/9/2008 5:31:00 AM)

    a lovely verses to the man best friend..a niece piece...

    Ency Bearis

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  • Andrew BlakemoreAndrew Blakemore (10/2/2008 6:06:00 PM)

    A lovely poem Alison, what a nice homely feeling you have created here. Love, Andrew x (Report)Reply

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  • David Harris (10/2/2008 10:32:00 AM)

    Allie, I love dogs and cats. I have had both, though I have three rescue cats at the moment. They are more than just animals, they are loving friends and companions. I have often heard people refer to them as dumb animals, they are not. They can understand what we say, but we can't understand them. So who are the dumb ones? They know instinctively when some thing is wrong and to help us they make sure they are as close to us at all times. Another gem to your collection. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
    Hugs David

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  • Egi David Perdana (10/2/2008 8:38:00 AM)

    allison if you want really big pal, you must look his/her loyalty and blessing (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 2, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 13, 2008

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