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Big Black Dog

Rating: 4.9

My dog is just too big for me.
He runs and never walks.
When it's his time to picture take,
He never, ever balks.

For that's the only time that he
Will patiently be still.
He thinks he has a pretty mug.
He'll then stand still at will.

But let me put my jacket on,
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Want to see my painting that inspired this poem? Here's link to G+ post: https: //plus.google.com/u/0/109177427006678683747/posts/Cx7t2KTgKAe. I don't have a dog, and don't want one. Just like to play with others'. I did once walk someone's big dog. He pulled me along so fast that my feet were almost flying out behind me, lol.
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Khairul Ahsan 28 July 2013

A nice story. The note is nice too.

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Sj Holland 27 July 2013

@Pradip Chattopadhyay Yes, but I never will. It's like taking care of a child who will never be able to care for himself, lol. Thanks for reading.

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Pradip Chattopadhyay 26 July 2013

but you can have one as well, lovely creatures! enjoyed this poem.

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Sj Holland 29 July 2013

@Khairul Ahsan Thank you. I like including a little history, and reading others. It helps us all get to know each other and understand the verses better too.

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Ramesh Rai 29 July 2013

a pretty and faithful creature

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Clyde King 23 February 2021

I have a schnauzer just like yours, funny animal

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Sj Holland 05 March 2014

I've decided to make my responses from now on, at the poet's page at one of his/her poems.

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Thanks for introducing me to your dog. I feel that I know him a bit I just from reading your poem. that is the hallmark of good poetry.

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Patricia Grantham 23 August 2013

Sometimes we wonder if the dog is walking the owner the way that they are pulled along. Takes a lot of energy to walk the dog. A real good exercise it is. A delightful write.

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Sj Holland 30 July 2013

@Ramesh Rai Thanks for reading.

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