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Ah, I Loved Lassie

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Ah, I Loved Lassie

There once was a dog with flowing hair.
She lived on a farm; they loved her there.
Her boy, Timmy, brushed her coat with care.
Inseparable, they lived as a pair.

Love stayed and shared adventures for years.
Timmy treasured tracking through the land.
Lassie was loyal, life never bland.
Their friendship brought joy, suspense, and fears.

Tensions never saw dry eyes.
If Lassie was ever hurt
Attentions, and fears alert.
As tears quickly flooded cries.

If ever Timmy was in danger,
By a critter or by a stranger,
Imaginations set to conjure.
Lassie ran for a nearby ranger.

Anyone who watched them, surely knows
He resolved risky problems, fought foes.
Lassie has battled wolves nose to nose.
Save and sound, Timmy's confidence grows.

I too, have enjoyed animal friends.
And loyalty that through years ascends.
Their persona and mine seemed to blend.
Watching them makes my joys transcend.

© January 28, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Ryhme Me An Old TV 
Sponsored by: Michael J. Falotico

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  1. Date: 2/11/2012 3:27:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning..Lassie was one of my favorite ones also..Sara

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 11:24:00 AM
    A belated Congratulations on your win in Michael's "Old TV Show" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 2:53:00 AM
    Dane Ann congrats on your win, I think Lassie was in line for best actor award in 1942 ish..David

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 2:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Dane Ann xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 5:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Dane Ann. After my mother retired, she would always watch reruns of this show every morning on Nickelodeon. Your poem describes this TV show of yesteryear very accurately.

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 4:55:00 PM
    congrats Dane Ann on a fantastic win for this wonderful write on a special canine who made our hearts happy to watch evedry week.. animal shows are always fun and Lassie was so courageous too luv..