Posts Tagged ‘dog’

My Son, His Dog, Our Sorrow: Revolutionary ImproVerse Laments

July 3, 2019

My oldest son had to have his feisty little rescue dog, Veruca, put down today. He said “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.” As a Dad (who also loved and appreciated her), I’ve had a surprising amount of sorrow. (Even now, it’s hard to post through all my tears). These poems reflect my feelings.
My son's rescue dog, Veruca -- RIP
Why No Dogs
My son,
now a dad,
has to put down
his good old dog today.

Now I understand
why I,
as a dad,
never wanted to have dogs
when my kids were growing up.

Saying goodbye
is just
too damn hard.
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Dog Gone Hidden Crying

If I go take a/
shower no one can see the/
sad tears I’m crying.
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I’m Proud of You, Son

We all can avoid/
doing what we should./
It takes a real man/
to do the hard things.

Or, in haiku form:
We can all avoid/
doing what we should. Only/
real men do hard things.
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Not What I’d Wish For Any Dog
His dog was put down./
All said: “Rest” In Peace, but that’s/
not what I’d wish. “RUN!

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My Land! Dixie Christmas Tree Cuttin’: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 21, 2017

Cutting my Christmas Tree in Dixie: My Land!A double-bit ax,
flannel shirt, dog, and my own/
Christmas tree. Life’s good.

Giving Hugs Is Hard: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 28, 2015

I stood on the street,/
arms outstretched for hugs. Dogs and/
children gave freely.

Dog Love: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 24, 2014

Pansy, my dad's black lab. "I wish I was half the man my dog thinks I am".Only those who have/
had a dog can empathize/
with those who lose theirs.

The Deep Meaning Of Cloud Formations: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 13, 2014

Dog cloud eating a Tootsie RollI saw the dog eat/
the Tootsie Roll. I don’t know/
what it means. Do you?

As Your Dog Passes: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

February 6, 2014

I dislike what you’re/
going through, but I really/
like what you’re doing.

Dog Comfort Dog Therapy: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 14, 2013

I’m sad and lonely/
’til my son’s dogs come over/
and start licking me.

Who To Cut From Your Roster: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Poem

September 11, 2012

Since your parents,
children,
siblings,
grandchildren
are family,
you can’t lose them,
so it’s logical
to dump me.

I thought that I
was more support than that
but you sleep with your dog,
and can’t kick a cat.

So without a doubt,
I’m the one that should be left out.
And so again,
I am.

Who To Cut From Your Roster: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Poem

September 10, 2012

Since your parents,
children,
siblings,
grandchildren
are family,
you can’t lose them,
so it’s logical
to dump me.

I thought that I
was more support than that
but you sleep with your dog,
and can’t kick a cat.

So without a doubt,
I’m the one that should be left out.
And so again,
I am.

Who Needs A Lover? Romantic Improv Rhyming Haiku

September 5, 2012

Who needs a lover,
a warm bed mate to snuggle,
when you have a dog?