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Poetry Prompt: My Dog Day


My Dog Day

Have you ever watched your dog laze around, romp, or explore and couldn’t help but feel a bit of envy for the bliss of a dog’s life? There are many wonders in a dog’s mind. This week, you have a chance to try it on for size. What mischief!

Poetry Prompt:
Imagine you woke up tomorrow as a dog— don’t worry, it’s just for one day. What would your day be like?

Thanks to all our participants in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s an endearing poem from Darlene we enjoyed:

I’ve got your

back, little buddy.

You’ve got my

hairy belly, turned

wrong-side up

when I’m looking for

a scratch. I’ve got

your friendship, little

buddy. You’ve got

my pillow beside

your bed, a hug, a

walk, a ball-toss. I’ve

got your heart, little

buddy. And you’ve

got mine.

—by Simply Darlene


Photo by Matt Chan. Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post by Heather Eure.


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Your Comments

12 Comments so far

  1. Donna says:

    Oh Darlene… it’s good good good to be a little buddy in your house and life. ;) Beautiful poem!

  2. Oh! Thanks for featuring this little ditty. It was inspired by an image of my son and his dog.

  3. I enjoyed your playful poem, Darlene.


    When light bends

    at 22 degrees, the sun
    dog shows its face, red-
    edge glints in my eyes,
    the brightest spots
    on my horizon

  4. Laura Brown says:

    Dog Days

    Game of fetch.

    Walk to park.

    Snap at bees.

    Off the lead.

    Take a nap.

    Drool from jowl.

    Not enough.

    Flop near feet.

  5. Laura Brown says:

    This is a test.
    This is only a test.

  6. Donna Saliba says:

    You Were Best
    (Words From Your Favorite Pet)

    Come, my friend, let’s sit a while;
    My time is yours to spend,
    Never will I make you feel
    I’ve been a lesser friend.

    Tell me all your secret thoughts,
    Tell to me your dreams,
    Never be afraid to tell,
    For you’re held in high esteem.

    I’ve come to love the one
    I chose that special day,
    Now my loyalty is strong-
    My feelings never sway.

    Not only did you meet my eyes
    You had my heart then, too,
    Then in turn I had your trust,
    It touched me through and through.

    That precious day I chose you
    Laid all my fears to rest,
    I not only gained a friend that day,
    You, my friend, were best.

    Donna Dissauer Saliba
    Professional Prose


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