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Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House

Rating: 4.1
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
that he barks every time they leave the house.
They must switch him on on their way out.

The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
I close all the windows in the house
and put on a Beethoven symphony full blast
but I can still hear him muffled under the music,
barking, barking, barking,

and now I can see him sitting in the orchestra,
his head raised confidently as if Beethoven
had included a part for barking dog.

When the record finally ends he is still barking,
sitting there in the oboe section barking,
his eyes fixed on the conductor who is
entreating him with his baton

while the other musicians listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo,
that endless coda that first established
Beethoven as an innovative genius.
COMMENTS
meow 13 April 2021
yes
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Deepak S S 25 March 2021
Right from the title the poem built up the mood to enjoy the symphony and the reality of life. Wonderful poem.
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Neighbor Wife 24 March 2021
Love your Neighbor wife she will divorce and don't kill the dog don't be rash
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Neighbor Wife 24 March 2021
Take the wife. She will divoce him soon for the poet and dont kill anyone, not be rash
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Deluke Muwanigwa 24 March 2021
Wonderful wonderful lament.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 March 2021
Now chosen for the fourth time. Amazing!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 March 2021
Thank you so much for sharing, esepecially for the students to have this education in life and all the things, Professor Collins. My highest respect for you!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 March 2021
Congratulations, dear Professor Collins on being again chosen by Poem Hunter and Team as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Hoorray! I have learned a very lot from your brillianly worded poem most in a hilarious tone
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Sylvia Frances Chan 27 January 2021
Most dserving as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Thrice chosen by Poem Hunter and Team, marvelous! Congratulations, dear Billy for being chosen again, a true Classic poem and with great humor.5 Stars!
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