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Dog Poems | Examples of Dog Poetry

Dog Poems. Below are examples of poems about dogs. This list of dog poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of dog poetry. This list of works about dog is an excellent resource for examples on how to write dog poems.

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List of Dog Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Men are not dogs JP Thomas Free verse animal, character, dog, future,
Premium Member Poem Like Dog, Like Master Maurice Rigoler Light Verse dog, humor,
Ruined Fur Coat M. L. Kiser Limerick animal, dog, earth, nature,
Premium Member Poem Butterfly Rainbow Bottoms Caren Krutsinger Light Verse dog, funny,
I love my connection to the dogs - Mark 7:28 Anil Deo Didactic dog, analogy, animal, appreciation, bible,
Memories Emily Willbur Rhyme dog, animal, best friend, death,
We Were Not Promised Another Day Bette Bavington Villanelle dog, animal, bereavement, best friend,
Premium Member Poem A Dog named Boo Gershon Wolf Limerick dog, silly,
LOVING BILL BULLDOG Ann Gilmour Rhyme dog, funny, i miss
Premium Member Poem I Just Can't Say Goodbye Little Sweet Sunlite Wanter Rhyme dog, loss, sweet love,

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I Just Can't Say Goodbye Little Sweet
by Sunlite Wanter
You kept me from being alone,
You listened to my silliness though,
All you asked was a belly rub,
And a blue boy to tear up and throw.

You...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, loss, sweet love,

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BEST FRIENDS FOR LIFE
by Shawn Sackman
Best friends for life
We’re best friends for life
As certain as there’s a sky full of stars
And this planet is full of dogs chasin’ cars
We all...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: best friend, dog,

THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER
by Ann Gilmour
To lose your sight at any age
Such bad luck, such misfortune
Feeling your life has come to an end
When all you need is a loyal friend

You...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, inspirational, journey, uplifting,

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Tip Tap Tip Tap
by Caren Krutsinger
Tip tap tip tap tip tap. They are coming much faster now.
I said Mama is taking a nigh-night.
That is dog-speak for do you want to...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, fun,

Baptism Beneath A Chartreuse Moon
by M. L. Kiser
Your fiery eyes, pierce my soul; 
you know me and always have; 
I am you, as wild and free, a spirit, 
as existence can provide.

In...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, dog, dream, friend,

This Way
by Caroline Martin
I walk with my dog in the morning
our feet are soft on the earth
my gaze lifts, like my heart
while his nose reads the forest
 
We...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, earth, flower, morning,

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A BENTLEY DOG DAY
by Michael E. Harris
LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW,
WATCHING IT RAIN.
FORCED TO STAY IN
AND I'M GOING INSANE.

LIGHTNING AND THUNDER
MAKE ME SMILE
NONE THE LESS
I'LL BE HERE A WHILE

IT STARTED EARLY THIS...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: character, dog, humor, humorous,

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Old Tige my dog
by Tom Cunningham
Army service done, I was heading home
My Ma and friends I'd missed and Tige my dog
Served my three years never again I'd roam
I got off...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: best friend, dog, home,

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A Rainy Day
by Eve Roper
The rain is raining all around my sister Bella
and me; pounding a rhythmic beat on top
of our pretty colorful umbrellas
as we hold them high, high...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, fun, rain,

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Asteroid My Apartment Sized Wolf
by Maureen McGreavy


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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dedication, dog, pets,

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Rain CONTRA
by Tom Cunningham
I got up it was way past noon
Thought I’d go for a walk.
Then, it started to rain
I’m talking heavy rain
The rain that soaks you rain.

I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, funny, rain,

Dog Tags
by Daniel Hunter
Dog Tags

A friend gave me a dog,
a puppy of sorts.
It looked like a poodle.
I named him:

"Zog the Destroyer,  
Embalmer of Worlds,
Debaser of Mankind.
All will...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, humorous,

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Of Winter's End
by charles messina
It was the last snowfall of winter's end 
I went out sleighing with my best friend 
Twelve inches of snow ~ sunny skies ~ a...

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Enclosed Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog,

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The Ockbrook incident
by Viv Wigley

She came in the bedroom, the puppy sat there,
on the floor there was only one sock,
she scoured the room for the match of the pair
and...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog,

My Best Friend
by Ernilando Tugaff
My Best Friend

My best friend
Shih Tzu
Died...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, animal, best friend, death,

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SERGEANT COOPER AND OFFICER HOUND
by James Edward Lee Sr.
SERGEANT COOPER AND OFFICER HOUND
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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: adventure, caregiving, character, dog,

My Childhood Dogs
by Fritz Purdum
She watches me grow till she got old
and before I turned five
Our family dog Sheba died
I keep her memory inside
and dream of how we played
slept...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, friendship love, pets,

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A Ruff Sleep
by charles messina
eyes ~ slowly ~ closing 
fast asleep ~ lap jump ~ face lick 
wake up call ~ lunch time 


Son Of A Senryu contest 
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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, humorous,

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Beware of Dog
by PAT Adams
The sign outside the country store
Caused the traveler to be vexed
Beware of dog, kept him on edge 
Not sure of what would happen next

Pushing open...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dog, humorous, imagery,

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The Dog Park
by Sandra Weiss
There is a small dog park in the town that I live.
It was the dream of one very special lady
A dog park that would have...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beautiful, dog, dream, happy,