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Wednesday, June 12, 2013


You promised you would feed me
told your folks it was a deal.
So they gave you me--a cocker
but I've missed too many meals.

You said that you would train me,
take us out for runs and walks.
But you slapped me with the leather leash
no wonder now I baulk.

You said that you would brush me
so I'd have bright shiny fur.
But the brushing never happens,
now my coat is full of burrs.

So many broken promises,
oh what's a dog to do?
I wag my tail to see you
because I love you.

       Do you have a pet you are responsible for taking care of?  It is a big responsibility.  What things do you do for your pet?  For today's challenge, can you write a poem to your pet telling the things you do for your pet, or the things your pet does for you?  What things do you do with your pet?  If you don't have a pet, you can always make one up--that is the fun of poetry.  I think I'm going to make up a pet for myself.  I hope my dog Spot won't be jealous. 


  1. This is a wonderful poem, Joy--sad, but so heart wrenching and unfortunately true for so many sweet dogs. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Becky, this is a thought that caught me. Most children are fairly good at taking care of their pets, but I'm not sure if this persona poem works. I think it might make a good discussion starter.