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Dead of the dog

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Dead of the dog

IT is dark
There is a dog’s bark,
I see a man so old
Carrying on his bent back gold
From hands of the nation:
The dog with a rag of freedom
In red, black, green, whitedom
Following him from behind,
I walk a way blind

THE moon rises from east
I hear the shriek of a beast
I turn and look at state house,
It looks like a grey mouse:
The dog hangs down
With coloured rag
Round its throat, the flag
The moon goes pale grey,
I turn and walk a way, looking down.




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  1. Date: 11/2/2010 7:37:00 AM
    Oh I forgot to give my name - Jim Gibbons

  1. Date: 11/2/2010 7:36:00 AM
    Honesty honestly a profound description of our country, a deeply felt poignent cry. Thanks so much for your more then kind words re "Vampires" Please check 2 of mine "Prometheus and Goodbye for Now" We seem to be on the same page re stuff.

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 8:14:00 AM
    Hi . Just dipped in and found this. So glad That I did. Clever piece. Politics are the same the world over. Well done. Thanks, Eamon

  1. Date: 10/30/2010 7:32:00 AM
    I feel that this is a metphoric write..I really am not sure about what the topic is but I could guess..It is a political write for sure..I was delighted that you stopped by and found some good in what I had to write..Sara