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HOUND AND THE LAD for contest

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HOUND AND THE LAD for contest

                                        THE HOUND AND THE LAD

                             Small sturdy child begot of steely silvery men
                             Ancient songs rang out o’er glorious land
                             As bold they strode toward foe or friend
                             Sleek hounds beside them, close at hand.

                             The hound himself descends from glory
                             As warriors always prized the best
                             And in the battles-- says the story--
                             The beasts would lick the bloody chest
                             To keep alive their human charge
                             Until help came and the battle done.
                             No better mate -- be small or large--
                             Then hound raised with a warrior’s son.

                             We think the world has changed a lot
                             Tho' some dark things will never change
                             Danger waits for every tot
                             City streets--- or woodland strange

                             Thus when a rabbit dares the hound
                             This hound ignores the rabbit's run--
                             And as his child mate gawks around
                             The hound will keep him safe and sound.


June 10, 2013

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  1. Date: 7/12/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Victoria , ~CONGRATULATIONS~ a fine winning poem in the "Little Lad and big Dog" contest by: Seren.... entertaining work... LINDA

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 7/24/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks, Linda, for taking the time to read and comment. I am actually rewriting this--am not happy with some lines--it is a fun one for me too! V
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 4:44:00 PM
    This almost sounds medieval in nature. I like it! Congrats on your win, Victoria! Love, Kim

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 7/24/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kim, yes, it has a medieval flare to it...glad you gleaned it from the read. Thanks for taking the time to comment. V
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:28:00 AM
    Hello dear college in this line up... Glad to see YOU here too! Congrats on your winning poem!

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 7/9/2013 9:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So good to see your shining face...Hope to talk to you soon..we need a Skype date!
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Powerful imagery and realism magnify the excellent poetry. Historical and shiny loyalty of man's best friend ")

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 7/9/2013 9:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I find that history has so much to offer that we often neglect.....and only the large and powerful countries seem to get the glory....not the one's who have such powerful men in their past (and present) but pure geography and politics ignores....Victoria
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:13:00 PM
    This ones a bit different and I like it! congrats to you on a big win. BG

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 7/9/2013 9:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    can't help but think historically, of the brave and silver tongued Welshman--past and present--and the dogs that have loved them.....thanks for reading and enjoying my work. Victoria
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Congrats, thank you for your entry ...Seren

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 7/9/2013 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much for offering the contest with the lovely picture...I like this poem, too, but never would have written it without your inspiration!