ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

A Dog's Tale For M' Lady Ernestine - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

A dog’s tale


A small dog shows his loyalty
he sleeps beside his master grave.
By his own choice he is quite free
to seek the home he does not have.

He leaves his post by morning light
and sallies forth in search of food.
Where he is greeted with delight
by children from the neighbourhood.

Polite and friendly he’ll accept
what ever scraps may come his way.
The people know by night he slept
beside his masters grave, he lay.

This duty although self imposed
he carried out until he died
Though no one at that time supposed
his fame would spread, become world wide.

Granted freedom of the city
by order of the Lord Provost.
A reward for his constancy
an honour very few can boast.

Epitome of loyalty
this small dog earned his world wide fame.
By keeping vigil faithfully.
Grey Friars Bobby was his name.

His statue stands for all to see.
Today keeps vigil in his stead
but Bobby has gone hopefully
to lie beside his master’s bed.

The tourists come from far and wide
to view his statue and to see
the place where Bobby lived and died
in Greyfriars cemetery.

27-Jan-08


Comments about A Dog's Tale For M' Lady Ernestine by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (4/18/2010 1:34:00 PM)

    Beautifully done, beautifully worded, wonderful timing

    thanks for sharing another to enjoy
    michael
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  • (5/17/2009 7:33:00 PM)

    Nice tale indeed....realy moved by the ending tho...thanks..well expressed10++ (Report)Reply

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  • Shekhar Joshi (3/16/2009 1:29:00 PM)

    i love the flow of words and the perfect rhyme scheme
    good work
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  • (2/5/2009 9:39:00 AM)

    sir igor, very well rhymed, let alone the content about this famous dog. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/15/2009 5:36:00 PM)

    wish humans were as loyal as dogs..esp the loyalty u potray in this piece. grand read, grand content, grand rhyme.
    word
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  • (8/13/2008 10:11:00 PM)

    Great poem and wonderful use of meter and rhyme. I've heard of this pooch before and he really is amazingly loyal. What wonderful animals dogs are. I believe they are a gift to man. Anyhow, well done and I'm looking forward to reading more of your work. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2008 12:06:00 PM)

    I have a poem called 'My Old Friend'. That you may like to read.
    This poem is so true and so well written that I am putting it among my favorites.
    It gets a 10, of course. Thanks for writing this poetic tribute.

    GW62
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  • Andrew Blakemore (5/2/2008 5:41:00 PM)

    What a lovely story Ivor, I really enjoyed reading this. Well done indeed. Best wishes, Andrew (Report)Reply

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  • C. P. Sharma (5/1/2008 8:57:00 PM)

    A masterpiece, so simple yet so philosophic. A thematic composition so skillfully introduced, very well developed and aptly concluded. The whole poem flows so naturally and effortlessly that it directly touches the heart. Enjoyed it thoroughly. (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (4/28/2008 11:11:00 AM)

    Ivor thanks also for this one which I have luckily found as I didn't know about it before. It is a lovely story, who says animals have no brains, such loyalty to his Master, bless him. Why shouldn't animals sometimes get to be famous. Lovely read.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
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  • (2/4/2008 8:32:00 PM)

    Fine work Ivor.... love the faithful story. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/29/2008 11:09:00 PM)

    I like those dogs, great poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/27/2008 4:35:00 PM)

    Love this poem Ivor! I also love dogs as i have three! ! *10*! ! ! !
    Best regards Friend Thad
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  • (1/27/2008 3:13:00 PM)

    Very skillful and interesting write Ivor, thank you from David (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 27, 2008



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