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...Mean Dog...

Author/illustrator of Whispers of the Goddess & The Quit Smoking Express. Graduate of the Long Ridge Writing Group & Institute for Writers

mean-dog

Mean dog

out on the chain

chained to the earth

Barking

Incessant

So cold

Hungry

Tireless

barking in anguish

it is just his way

to get through another day

His master watches television

Angered by his barking, whining

Hits him, hard, his canine skull cracked

wracked with misunderstanding

and so much pain

Why am I here

Does he think this?

Not unlike a small child

asking for shelter, food, and

God forbid

Love


Comments

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 22, 2018:

No rush take care

Carole Anzolletti (author) from Connecticut, USA on February 22, 2018:

Thanks Robin, I will be sure to check it out soon!

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 22, 2018:

Yes I agree with you and also about what dogs do around the house that why they should be trained but its really difficult to even train them properly I do videos here is one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd39p4Xkm3w&t=...

Carole Anzolletti (author) from Connecticut, USA on February 22, 2018:

Dogs always have better hearts than us. I believe that is why the lifespan of a dog is so short, because they continue to try to love their best no matter how many times they are beaten down or abused. My sons love our dog, he was rescued and he is quite a lunatic. He tears things, breaks windows, eats any and all garbage, but his heart is enormous. He was given back to the shelter several times. Should we have sent him back he would have been euthanized. It will be 5 years since we have had him come to our home. It's hard to call him an angel when he is stealing food off my son's plates, but we know what and who he is so - diligence is required to guard anything edible. We wouldn't trade him for any other dog.

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 22, 2018:

I see dogs seem to have better hearts then people sometimes and it is a very cruel heartbreaking world what happens to animals and people too my son loves dogs Shiba Inu he wants it so bad

Carole Anzolletti (author) from Connecticut, USA on February 22, 2018:

I receive a lot of mail from places like ASPCA and the Humane Society. When I read other things, about animal abuse, and I hear dogs barking endlessly out in the cold it reminds me of some of the horror stories about both neglected animals as well as small children. This is the essence of poetry for me, to distill the painful truth through words that don't directly name names.

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 22, 2018:

You wrote it painfully mean mean dog needs a better God Lol