poet Chuy Amante

Chuy Amante

I Live Like A Dog

UP out of the slime of human existence
I live like a DOG without resistance

I see, hear, smell and sense what is NOW
Much more than the frog, Man or cow

I live like a dog, right here and now
Some might say my talk is Bow-Wow

I don't study the Moon, Sun nor tomorrow
No Time, always timeless
no time for yesterday's pain, sorrow

Now I'm aware of all that IS
I'm changing my name, more fitting it is

Ruffus Barklay Wagner or Rex for short
I'm here for the petting, the food and sport

That is all

out of doors
no walls

not even
cat calls

Ruff is my life
Waggin' my game
Rex is my name
BOW-
W0W
insane?

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 11, 2014
Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/5/2019 1:56:00 AM)

    Of human existence! ! ! !


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (5/1/2019 9:52:00 PM)

    Great poem! I have read it several times, but had to come back and read it again!

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/7/2018 7:14:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    (cont.)

    p.s. you state that you have senses greater than some of those of frog (my ma was a frog) , a Man (my pa was a man) , or a cow (my first wife was a cow (she may still be; i DO miss the fresh milk!) , BUT.. you seem to portray yourself as a human. are you a Woman? ?

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    Kim BarneyKim Barney(5/1/2019 9:54:00 PM)

    Miss the fresh milk! Ha!
    You are such a cut-up, Bri!

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/7/2018 7:13:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    i guess Poem by is 'doing' a 'play on words' **, or is it a pun?

    ** a humorous use of a word with more than one meaning or that sounds like another word

    poem's topic is love. i wonder if it is love, like many of Is It Poetry's topics is green i.e. some word to satisfy PH's requirement for a topic.
    hmm?

    bri ;)

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/7/2018 7:09:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    ....Ruff is my life, but ruff has several meaings/uses other than:

    look here:

    Woof is the most common representation in the English language for this sound, especially for large dogs. Other transliterations include the onomatopoeic wuff, ruff, arf, au au, borf, bork, bow-wow, and, for small dogs, yip.

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/7/2018 7:08:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    .....and if you were holding a sign saying: Please help. Anything will do., i know at least one (not me) who would say Why doesn't s/he get a job?

    ok, homeless or not, you are a gifted poet/humorist [[like me! ]]. or is it like I? ha ha.
    some favorite lines:

    Some might say my talk is Bow-Wow // i sayARG...I MEAN ARF to that!

    (cont.)

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (10/7/2018 7:08:00 PM)

    Rex, before i forget.......[this dog sometimes forgets; how, bow wow, 'bout YOU? ]...... this poem for the dogs goes to MyPoemList. insane? well, you sound like a person many (other people, including me) might see walking down Main St. and then think to themselves: Homeless. i wonder if he ever washes his hands?

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  • Red Soul (6/29/2018 4:06:00 AM)

    An absolutely beautiful poem. It makes us laugh and think. Wonderfully done. Thanks for sharing: -)

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  • Richard Wlodarski (1/15/2018 6:29:00 AM)

    Hilarious! And profound! All rolled up into one big, juicy doggie bag! I'll be laughing the rest of the day! And probably in my sleep! Thoroughly enjoyed it! ! !

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (2/19/2017 10:50:00 PM)

    Extremely Cute! ! ! ! ! This Is So Wonderfully Done! ! ! ! A True Poet, So
    Wondrously Sung! ! ! ! ! Thank You So Very Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! !
    Many Many! ! ! ! ! ! 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ++++++

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  • Rod MendietaRod Mendieta (12/14/2016 6:02:00 PM)

    Hah! This one really made me laugh out loud and then stop and think about the profoundness of it all. Priceless!

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  • Manonton Dalan (3/12/2016 1:30:00 AM)

    hehehehehehehehe....my dog always jumps for good hug

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  • Rosie BourgetRosie Bourget (1/8/2016 6:38:00 PM)

    Some dogs are better off than human beings.

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  • Melvina GermainMelvina Germain (11/8/2015 11:13:00 AM)

    Very interesting, food for thought and we move forward doing the best we can.....

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  • Akhtar Jawad (11/8/2015 9:05:00 AM)

    Different thoughts, different style, its really a different poem, simply wonderful.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (11/7/2015 10:20:00 AM)

    Love this poem. I see that I already left a comment last February. Well, it was certainly worth reading again.

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (10/30/2015 3:31:00 PM)

    Lovely poem depicting the essence of taking things and situations in stride, a well articulated piece of poetry insightfully penned in poetic diction with beautiful rhyme scheme. Definitely a good piece written with conviction. Thanks for sharing Agape. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.

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  • Abdulrazak AralimattiAbdulrazak Aralimatti (10/6/2015 9:00:00 AM)

    Verily, an amusing one,
    Loved reading and commenting it.

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  • Mannah Shekh (10/4/2015 10:17:00 PM)

    Just enjoy your poem.. Love it.... Thank you..

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (9/11/2015 9:39:00 PM)

    You have a wonderful mind and sense of humor. I hope nothing changes that

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