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A Monk and his Dogs

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A Monk and his Dogs

When all around was cold and white,
The kindly monk set out that night;
His dogs were trusty, he was strong,
Prepared to search the whole night long.

He covered miles of icy ground
And wouldn’t stop until he found
The orphans stranded in the snow -
His dogs would know which way to go.

The blizzard blinding, muffling noise,
The friar prayed he’d find the boys.
His dogs discovered huddled forms:
The brothers frozen in the storms.

Alas, the monk arrived too late,
And wept about the children’s fate.

For Isaiah’s Let It Snow contest, inspired by the picture of a monk and his St Bernard dogs

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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:57:00 PM
    Wonderful but sad poem. Well done.

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 1:23:00 PM
    This will do well! Really sad but excellent, Jack! Perfect rhyme.heartbreaking theme which reminds me of a very recent happening here in town. What inspired this, Jack? You usually write humor. This will be an easy win for you, as always! x xAnnalise

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 7:27:00 PM
    deep and sad Jack, wish it had a happy ending... xox~ LInda

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 6:38:00 PM
    A sad tale. Is it based on a real incident? Keep 'em coming! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 12:53:00 PM
    Jack, great flow and meter it just rolls off the tongue, very well done I like it a lot…David

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:08:00 PM
    Ah man, such a sad ending my friend, but very effective emotional poetry! You have done excellent with writing this form, building suspense then the climax of their demise at the end...perfect poetry Jack!! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this evening! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 9:16:00 PM
    Must agree with Andrea, same about the sad ending, but what a nice write. Well done, best of luck with the competition, and enjoy 2014. I'm looking forward to many more exchanges. Cheers, Scott

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 5:20:00 PM
    awww, you ended it sad, but I sure like how you did this one. GOOD job with the theme Thanks for reminding me of this particular contest. It is one I really wanted to do.

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:46:00 PM
    Ohhhh!! Sad ending..Very good work for the contest..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 4:13:00 PM
    Wonderful write Jack, flowed and rhymed so well. Hope you do well in the contest....peter

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 3:13:00 PM
    Oh so sad, Jack. Good luck in the contest. Thank you for reading and making kind comments on my poetry. Love, Joyce