Shawn L. Bird

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poem-solemn April 15, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:57 pm
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Oh, how I miss your solemn eyes

Dark brown pools of devotion

and doggy wisdom.

Oh, when I stare into the

bright black buttons

of a puppy’s giddy newness,

I know how soon

he will have ancient wisdom,

and leave us, too.




17 Responses to “poem-solemn”

  1. Isabella Simons Says:

    This really describes how deep our connection with dogs are. They are like people to us. Sad poem but it ends on a happy note with the newness of a young puppy. Beautiful. 🙂

    • As I deal with the puppy peeing on my coat, grabbing at the toilet paper roll, trying to nip my nylons as I’m attempting to get dressed, racing down the hall with a stolen slipper… I am particularly missing the reliability of those staid, old dogs! lol But, all too soon this one will be old, as will we be. Wearing out a puppy is a full time job!

  2. In the meantime, button eyes and scampering legs will delight.

  3. Jim Stewart Says:

    The Power of a Dog by Rudyard Kipling.

  4. “I know how soon
    he will have ancient wisdom,
    and leave us, too.”

    I never thought of my Ivy this way! Makes you sad to realize that everything will, one day, come to an end.

  5. I am very sad reading this. My dog is nearly seventeen and though she remains the very picture of health, I cannot quiet the voice in my mind reminding me of her mortality. Nice piece! Especially love the bit about how puppies gain wisdom (and leave) so quickly. Artful.

  6. That painted vivid imagery!

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