Liam Power

The Dog is Out

It's quiet out there
in my minds garden where
the dog should be.


No barking or whining
or paws at the door pining
for a while now.


I've no more food to
give it to chew through.
My heart's given quite enough.


I only dread to tell her
When she rings the bell her
dog's not with me



  • Goddess of the Mist

    It sounds like the mind's garden has become a more peaceful place? Once you tell her, even more so?
    Either way, love what you did with this piece.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good emotive words Liam.


  • orchidee

    Good write Liam.

  • L. B. Mek

    insightfully depicting that evolution
    from wanting - to appreciating, and a mindset graduation
    from any will do - to only those I choose to, helping define
    that graduation from a dog - to a man: worthy, of true love..
    there is a wonderfully philosophical angle to the perspective you've chosen to showcase in your poem,
    thanks for sharing, dear poet

  • jarcher54

    Goodness, yes. One does find oneself pawing and whimpering at the door, and that can be exciting and compelling... but sometimes you just want to lie on the porch and feel content to bask quietly in the sun.

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