Jose' Antonio Orellana Artolozaga

A Friend Of Mine - Poem by Jose' Antonio Orellana Artolozaga

A friend of mine—
Shared a snapshot of
His Recently departed
German Shepherd
And I fastened
To the glossed-edged
Pictured canine.
His eyes gleamed
Open mouth panting
A happy time and
My mind committed the
Image to memory,
Captured the
Magnificence of this
Creature to heart,
And later as I drifted off
In a doze,
I saw the iridescence
Of his eyes
Burn like a roaring wind
afire… intrigue in
Its gaze,
mysterious noir,
Subdued and yet free for
In my trance I came to
Know his haunts and
His un-tethered roams
Spread wide devoid of
Everything ephemeral and
I realized his great forever,
Always pure and
Wonderful, arching in the
Flash through
Hours of darkness,
Fetching the moon then
Twinkling each star
With the gentlest touch of
His paws, reveling
In supernal delight as
I whimpered softly my dream

©2011 j.a.o.a.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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