Melody Thaila Kuku

Rookie - 0 Points (1995- / Lagos, Nigeria.)

The Dog I Never Had - Poem by Melody Thaila Kuku

I trimmed his hairs,
And spent hours grooming him.
With tenderness,
I laid the bowls of meat and milk beside.
Like a proud parent, i watched,
As he gulped his food in delight.

Later in the day we took a walk,
Listening to the music,
As it booms in my street,
Watching the Adults frown,
As i race him to and fro,
Loving the children scream as he bars canine teeth.

At night he laid at the foot of my bed,
As a bed time story i read,
His ears twitching in pleasure,
Of adventures we would have,
If only we had been in the book.

At last Sleep's hand,
Our eyelids could no móre resist,
A peaceful sleep drift we,
And blissful dreams we had,
Of a tomorrow we would want.

Then i woke up.
It was another day,
Of wishes of the things i will do,
With the dog i never had.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I always wanted and loved to have a dog. But the local and agressive dogs, small and big we had around where i lived scared the want out of me. Though i love to have a cute poodle, its to late to do that. So i'll rather dream.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 23, 2012


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