Thursday, April 26, 2012

NaPoWriMo, Day 26

Today's Poetic Asides prompt was to write a poem about an animal. Here's mine...


Ben

A chinese pug,
he had tan, short fur and his tail
was curled in an impossible twist.

I was told that he was abused,
and that was the reason his left eye
was deformed and without vision.

I was eight.
I don’t remember how old he was,
but I do remember my parents giving
him away, telling me I didn’t take care
of him and that they didn’t want to.

He went to live on a farm and I wouldn’t
know the companionship of a dog again
until I was an adult.

I hope that farm was more forgiving than my parents.

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