Author: Capricorn


Night’s images were vivid;
a male Dalmatian bounding
round my lawn as if at home.
In reality, my collie dog
had paw-stepped into Paradise;
this puckish pup intruded
on her domain.

Four years on, longing for
canine company, I explore
the tangled web,
but nothing clicked, until --

4 year old male Dalmatian
terrific personality
owner hospitalized
dog needs a new home

Driven to the rescue home
many miles away,
my insides were knotted.

It was surreal to see him
as in my nocturnal imaginings,
recognisable by his large spot
-- a pirate patch.
A big, boisterous boy;
I was awash
with confidence to cope.

I signed the forms, picked up
his lead and papers.
A hand-knitted blanket
brought a pang of sadness
for a sick mistress.

While I Peruse his documents
he rushes across the grass,
-- quite at home.
Patches Revenge – his pedigree name,
portrays a facial birthmark
and his delivery date
was the night I had that dream.

------- Author's Notes -------

This is a true story as I dreamed about my new dog around the time he was born.


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Saturday, June 17 2006, 12:35 am

now that's a poem

Cap I liked this I understand it, no 5,6,7, rythm or certain style just true feelings. thumbs
Bipedalguy ( -- Saturday, June 17 2006, 11:23 am


Very clever and sincere expression.
capricorn ( -- Tuesday, June 20 2006, 12:43 am


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