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Ballad of a hero

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Ballad of a hero

Ballad of a hero.

There was a man, he had a dog
A Rotty, Broad and tall
With shiny fur and healthy eyes
Oh, he was beautiful
No matter where the good man went
The dog was sure to follow
They often went down to the river
And sat in a little hollow.

One day the man, he slipped and fell
He was swept off by the river
The poor man he had never swam
But the dog, he did decipher
That his master, he was drowning
He knew what he must do
He’d save the man he dearly loved
He jumped in the river too.

This dog called Bear, swam to the man
Who, was just about to drown
He grabbed the man’s coat in his jaws
As he was going down
With Dan, our man hugging his neck
Bear swam him back to shore
Then laid there tired, and panting too
Hero, was he, for sure.

Our Bear became a legend, then
Of this little country town
 And everyone did make of him
A dog of much renown
They made up songs about the dog
Spoiled him in every way
So like a king, old Bear he lived
Until his dying day.

18 February 2014 @ 1440hrs.











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  1. Date: 2/19/2014 3:50:00 PM

    Thank you Robert. Bear was a little bit of fiction I wrote after listening to Elvis singing 'Old Shep'. One of my favourite songs. I am so glad you liked it, my friend....peter

  1. Date: 2/19/2014 10:02:00 AM

    enjoyed this one Peter , had a dog that saved me from dire straights..

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 2/19/2014 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Frederic. I don't think I'd like to live in a house without a dog, I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/19/2014 5:35:00 AM

    what a wonderful recount of man's most loyal friend I truly love this Peter hugs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 2/19/2014 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Shadow for your very kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 10:04:00 PM

    A hero is someone who can bring and keep peace in this world, while keeping themselves humble while knowing what they are dong s quite impossible in society's eyes! A great and powerful write my friend Peter! Great write! :) hugs my friend... Chris

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 2/19/2014 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank ou so much Chris, your comments are always treasured....Peter
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 6:36:00 PM

    Bear certainly was a hero the way you have described him.

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 5:53:00 PM

    This is a great tale Peter. I really enjoyed it....Tim

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 2/19/2014 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Tim for your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 5:52:00 PM

    This dog named Bear, was definitely a hero in his time. Animals are so uplifting to people who enjoy them and they do protect us in times of need. They're likes humans in the sense that all they want is to be loved. Nicely done my friend. Hugs and love Gail

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 2/19/2014 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Gail for your very kind comments....peter