Nothing There

poem by: Gail Newman
Written on Oct 11, 2013

A King Charles Spaniel we went to see
He needed a home and lived in Dundee
We expected to see a quiet wee thing
But what we saw was quite shocking.

He was grabbed by the throat by a small child
The look in his eyes was really quite wild
He will put me down the dog seemed to say
I hoped he would soon I was turning quite grey.

The boy let him go, then started the fun
Around the room the dog started to run
Around and around I thought he'd not stop
he must be so tired on the floor he might drop.

I said to myself I hope he'll fit in
But to leave him behind I new was a sin
Can I take his bed and his toys with me
I asked the owner but there were none to see.

We took nothing with us to remind him of home
There was nothing there for him not even a bone
Luckily he soon settled to a new way of life
It was far removed from his previous strife.

On the days we went out with my pony and trap
He was there beside me how proudly he sat
Until along side us he started to run
I could tell by his face he thought it such fun.

He is now an old dog always taking a nap
He even needs help to climb up on my lap
He has never regretted coming home with me
And not once has he missed his life in Dundee.


 

Tags: happy, sad, rhyme,

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Christopher Russon commented on Nov 14, 2017 at 10:09pm
This poem is a pleasure to read Gail.it reminds me of our king Charles spaniel. He was like the son I never had.
Christopher Russon commented on Nov 14, 2017 at 10:09pm
This poem is a pleasure to read Gail.it reminds me of our king Charles spaniel. He was like the son I never had.

 

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