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A Man and His Dog

A Man and His Dog

His step, though slow, determined still.
He’s older now less strength than will.
His hair is white upon his brow
as time, the thief, her gifts endow.

He stops beside a running stream
to rest awhile, to sit and dream
upon a rough cut beech wood log,
And by his feet his faithful dog.

The dog’s old too, with muzzle grey,
No more the pup to run and play.
She lies content in gentle sun
Her master near, her work now done.

I watch them from my window high,
And feel a loss, a stab of pain.
I firmly fix in my mind’s eye
this peaceful scene, to watch again.

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  1. Date: 4/5/2010 10:58:00 AM
    This one hit home for me, Margaret, as I just lost my two beautiful dogs a couple of years ago, only months apart. This has a resonance of feeling and sentiment that truly moved me. Thank you for this. I really feel this as opposed to merely liked it. Regards, Gerard

  1. Date: 4/3/2010 7:39:00 PM
    Revisiting this one. Wish it had won something! About chapbooks, they are just little publications of your writings. I have had seven done over at For about 25 of them, you pay maybe 200 or more. I give them to my friends and family members and Marie my friend, sells them online. You can check out how they look over there by clicing on bookstore. I have an 8th in the works, but I'm too broke right now to do it. I always add pictures and it gets costlier! LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 3/28/2010 11:18:00 PM
    Wistful, nostalgic. Very nice, margaret!

  1. Date: 3/28/2010 1:29:00 AM
    I enjoyed that.

  1. Date: 3/28/2010 1:07:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Margaret.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 7:35:00 PM
    cute picture, reminds me of my little bad doggie. she has been barking at night for the past 2-3 nights.