Below is the poem entitled HIS ONLY FRIEND - BRITON RIVIERE CONTEST which was written by poet
Roberts. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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A boy of low means, no shoes to his feet
Clothes are of rags, dirt his blanket
Except for a scraggy mutt.
His only friend, his warmth, protector.
Together they survive
Whatever life throws at them
So tired, so hungry, so friendless
They are a unit within themselves.
Sun will be their salvation
A river is their bathroom
Their watering hole
Place to keep cool
A boy and dog of nature
working as one reliant on each other
Their food provide by mother earth
fruit, nuts, healthy but not always filling
The dog is adapt at finding himself mice
They answer to no-one but themselves.
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