dusk arising

Jerry the fox terrier


ever since his fur fell out
Jerry the Fox Terrier
knew something
was not quite right

daytimes and walkies
passed without incident
but somnambulism
had overtaken Jerry

forepaws outstretched
eyes firmly closed
up on hind quarters
Jerry moonlighted

each night his skills
seriously advanced
and poetic thoughts
filled nightime delights

his paw skills with pen
and keyboard dexterity
spurred contributions
to "My Pawetic Sighs"

regularly published
he felt quite at home
for every dog knows
all poets are barking

(for non Brits, saying someone is 'barking' is a colloquial Brit way of saying they are barking mad or insane

Oh and somnambulism is sleep walking)


  • FoolishHeart

    Wonderful poem and quite the enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing your poem!

    • dusk arising

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a nice comment. I'm pleased you enjoyed this bit of fun,

    • Saxon Crow

      Haha. Great poem. Thanks DA for sharing.

      • dusk arising

        Thanks Saxon Crow (great name by the way) for reading and your favourable comment.

      • Goldfinch60

        Good fun write d a.


        • dusk arising

          Thank u sir, gotta have a laugh in here sometimes or it can get heavy.

          • Goldfinch60

            Very true.

          • orchidee

            Oh lol, good write and pic D A.

            • dusk arising

              So what does Fido think? Does he think we are all barking too?

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              Very Droll DA we both loved it PIC & POEM ! Are you vying with STEVES (Orchidees) FIDO for the cutest Canine on MPS ? My (BRIAN) Sister has a Fox Terrier and (when active) they are of all Dogs most cute ! Thanks for caring ~ hope Jerry stops decomposing (shedding hair) and keeps on composing for *MY PAWETIC SIGHS* ~ AMEN !

              Blessings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
              Love ANGELA & BRIAN πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

              • dusk arising

                Thanks for commenting ... just a bit of fun from me today to lighten the atmosphere now and again.

              • Poetic Dan

                Brilliantly done to my delight!

                Always appreciate your wonderful light!

                • dusk arising

                  Keep an eye out for him. He wanders off at night.... he's even started using the gents toilets.... stands at the urinals..... do you think i'm feeding him right?

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Maybe try him off the beer & on to spirits, it will help him with all that leaking!

                  • Seek

                    A delightful write. I suppose it's about the poet's temperament, our triumphs and travails. But please try to shoo us away from our madness and see what gives!

                    • dusk arising

                      Thanks for looking in and sharing the fun Seek. I'm tempted to tell more of Jerry's adventures in the future.

                    • xeina

                      I enjoyed this immensely. Great poem.

                      • dusk arising

                        Thanks xeina, just a bit of fun to relieve the depths of despair so often written on MPS.

                      • 🐀s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷😸

                        Woah a fantastic poem with fine pun on behalf of a doggy yay wow! I like your great word choice too. Kudos for a super muse , certainly not a doggerel.

                      • Neville

                        who say's ya can't teach an old dog new tricks, you old rascal... got me tail waggin real proper sir.....


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