Chuck Sanford

Rookie (04-06-87 / Vallejo, CA)

Dog On Leash - Poem by Chuck Sanford

This is like a leash
And I am the barking dog
Crying silently to be free

This is like a leash
And I am the shepard on the string
This is my word, my duty-
Or is it false honor?
Is this my crackling pride-

This is like a leash
Opportunity beckons
But it chokes this dog’s bark
So he sits in the hidden corner
Of the chaos of his heart

This is like a leash
And I am like a man
I made this commitment
My word, like chains, binds me
My heart, like rabies, blinds me

This is like a leash
And I am more of a prisoner
But will choose to smile
And wag my tail
For her
Who holds the string.

Comments about Dog On Leash by Chuck Sanford

  • (4/29/2006 1:48:00 AM)

    Chuck I think with this poem you were sucked right into it because it has so much depth and content, a poem that has truely come from the heart cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006

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