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The Poor Dog Owner

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

Poor Dog Owner

Poor Dog Owner

He sat in a dirty corner with ragged clothes.

His faithful mutt lapped beside him really close.

A passer-by place a dollar in his can.

His dog turned his head and looked at him and his paw touched his hand.

The poor dog owner smiled and his dog made a bark.

As though they both knew that dollar was a start.

Through his humble side this dog stayed.

And both shared whatever they made.

But on one cold winter day the dog just laid their wining.

Even though people passed by waving and smiling.

The dog was faithful right up to the very end.

For the old man had died and the dog was his only friend.

An ambulance came and removed the mans corpse.

The poor dog barked and wined as his friend got covered in cloth.

You could feel the pain in this dog's heart.

As his companion left forever, the first time apart.

The dog lived on that very same corner until it was his time to go.

Now together they meet again, playing, laughing jumping in heaven as their souls flow.

© 2018 Clive Williams


BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 09, 2020:

Such a sad write. But the doggie stayed with him helping all he could.

Dogs really do seem to love companionship.

I shared this one. Here is the link.https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=123326...

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 06, 2018:

Right you are Sherry, right you are.

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on November 06, 2018:

At least that dog had love, and so did his master. Many who are living in the lap of luxury don't have that much.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 05, 2018:

Pamela, Happy endings are not always a reality.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 05, 2018:

Dogs have feeling too, and this poetry expresses it quite well. It is a sad poem however. No happy ending for that dog I guess.

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