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Haiku Town Dog

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Haiku Town Dog

Town dog’s name -- Buster He limps on once broken leg But runs like a pup Story never told How Buster’s leg was broken Silence rule invoked Countless times I’ve asked But no one wants to tell me How this came about No one wants to talk About Buster’s tragedy They hide truth from me Someone will talk soon Of this there is certainty Truth exists somewhere The tomcat is mute Ne’er spoke a word about it I feel he is key Friends they used to be And friends they are till this day Friends don’t rat on friends.

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:00:00 AM
    This looks inspired from 'the curious incident of the dog in the night-time'...You're a genius when it comes to Haikus Jake!! The one about haikus and beer is hilarious, I loved it!

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:16:00 PM
    LOL ;-) John, it like what happens in Busters town stays in Busters town. I imagine the cat lost its tongue. Now I want to know what happened to his poor little legs? And forever freak me out with the cat & dog buddy image ha ha*LUV~SKAT

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 1/2/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yea, SKAT, People (and Pets) are kinda close-lipped around Hailuville. If you inquire too much you may never be heard from again. That business about "Buster, Miss Kitty and Tom" will really get you shunned if you get too nosy. They remember and keep quiet about "Tige", Granpa's bulldog from years ago..... Jake
  1. Date: 12/8/2012 10:49:00 PM
    ha John, love the way you ended the haiku... and interesting poem and tale.. LINDA

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 8:25:00 PM
    Buster & the Tomcat........I sense a series of cartoon stories could emerge from here lol.....what an interesting tale and a gr8 Haiku! Well done Jake

  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:20:00 AM
    Fantastic!!! I really enjoyed reading this superb, haiku, great work from your pen my dear jake... Light n' Love Carma

  1. Date: 11/30/2012 5:01:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading ...Got a chuckle at the end..I see that you just did a Haiku for fun..Thanks for stopping by..At the time when my husband drove across the center line I did not have time to get scared for trying to wake him up...After it was over, the thoughts of what if happened..Sara

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Boy, you're doing the haiku hustle!. Maybe now, I can successfully build an omelet:-) I like haiku with titles. Buster and Tom must have more tales to tell, please? Maybe he forgot to stop for traffic at the stop light. Enjoyed all, John

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 11/28/2012 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the kudos John. I shied away from haiku and such for so long I just went crazy for a spell.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/26/2012 2:27:00 PM
    hmmm, it seems there is a big CAT tale in here somewhere. what did that cat do to the dog?? It's funny to me what this is about because the other day someone told me the story of a cat that would attack dogs passing by her house. she was a territorial cat and very mean! I like the connotation of saying friends don't "rat" on friends!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/13/2012 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea,thanks for the kudos here... Look now and see how your cat story worked into "Buster, Miss Kitty and Tom" Thanks for the inspiration. Notice I left some room to run.... Jake
  1. Date: 11/26/2012 10:59:00 AM
    John ha, I like it...David