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Little Lad and Big Dog

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Little Lad and Big Dog

My small lad and his big dog are the absolute of friends.
Each knows he is the one on whom the other one depends.
I spy on them as they're wrestling on the newly mown lawn,
then with one motion they are up and ready to move on.

The dog slows his pace to match the small boy’s short legged stride
and guides him from all danger as he sticks right by his side.
I have a twinge of worry as they wander out of sight.
I run down stairs to call them in to know that all is right.

I need not to have worried for they’re coming on a run.
The big dog is on the job though they are still having fun.
I open wide the kitchen door as they both run inside,
my nearsighted little man and his faithful big dog guide.


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  1. Date: 12/6/2013 9:16:00 PM
    Joyce Such a charming and heartwarming write. Your descriptive and emotional words tell a story so cute and loving. Nice job Thanks for the congrats on my Wonderland poem.

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 9:50:00 PM
    JOYCE, ~CONGRATULATIONS~ a fine winning poem in the "Little Lad and big Dog" contest by: Seren.... entertaining work... LINDA

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:52:00 PM
    An excellent write, Joyce! Congrats! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:21:00 PM
    I would have placed this much a great poem. Congrats to you for always writing so well. BG

    Date: 7/8/2013 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree it is great but the form was incorrect, so I at least kept it in tne contest...Seren
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:13:00 PM
    Lovely poem had to include it, i asked for the form to be rhyme. Too good to be totally left out.....Seren

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Very cute poem here Joyce.Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 3:21:00 AM
    agree for being good friend of a dog! have nice day! love this!..ELAI

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 1:32:00 AM
    Joyce awesome! awesome! you really took my heart away.Feels like eyes are on the move to capture one like that.This one deserves a glory. great