The Pack

The Pack

A Poem by Mrudula Rani

The local gang of an odd mixture roams our neighborhood,
At night their conversations keep us up; for they are loud!
Often they patrol, making nightly rounds.
Three mixed breed pups, with lean frames and long legs,
A Retriever and a Poodle make up the pack.
The Poodle limps, I reckon an old injury,
The Retriever always close by the Poodle when it sojourns
Until the pair moves, pups stay put, patiently they wait.
These lovable mutts have taken up shelter near the bridge
in the shacks,
For The scraps!
Pet pooches from their warm, safe apartments often exchange barking rows
With the pack!
Perhaps their memories...? Or a warning the pack Partakes,

The gang runs up and down the tracks of train,
They spray the fence that separate street from the railway lines!
They rest and roll in the wet grass that grows after showers thick and green!
Sipping the brown puddles of rain,
Like they haven't a care, lay on the hard dirt ground Sunning!
Standing by the window, nine floors above I marvel at their unity!
Barking at the strangers they show off their group's might.
Their freedom stirs fear and joy in my heart,
How safe are they from stone throwing strangers? and the reckless drivers?

© 2017 Mrudula Rani



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The gang runs up and down the tracks of train,
They spray the fence that separate street from the railway lines!
They rest and roll in the wet grass that grows after showers thick and green!
Sipping the brown puddles of rain,

I really loved this part of your write, very descriptive and love the imagery, very well written too.. A most enjoyable read.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your sweet words!
Wonderful poem. Yes, dogs are naturally 'pack' animals. Here in England you never see loose dogs. But nearly everyone has a pet dog. I sincerely hope your 'dogs' survive the traumas of their life. Thank you for this poem.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you G.A Astri for reading my words. World would be wonderful place if animals don't have to st.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

11 Months Ago

Yes, that is so.
This is really good, love the imagery and detail. awesome story

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. All the best
Another great write, incredible observations, all wrapped up in a poem...........super

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you Neville, for the visit, I miss receiving your kind encouraging words,- uma grande abraço.. read more
Neville Pettitt

11 Months Ago

My pleasure, as always........N
I really liked the way you wrote this poem..
Keep on writing
Thanks for sharing
Riddhi

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you riddhi, I am glad you liked it! Have a very happy New Year.
I love this! You bring in so many details that are true-to-life for a pack of dogs, but you state things as if their life is to be envied. Here we are not fond of letting dogs run loose & you never see a pack of dogs. We do have many feral cat populations, tho. I love the way you present the good with the bad in a way that sounds like it's just another day in paradise. I especially love the 2nd stanza, becuz the dog life is described in a way that makes me want to join the pack with my two furries! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Oi querida, thank you for your thoughtful review. I hope you are enjoying the season with your very .. read more
barleygirl

11 Months Ago

The cold weather is bothering me, but I have nothing to complain about, since it's barely freezing h.. read more
really like the imagery in this write. I like this write. very nicely written

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you for your sweet words Kimberly Schleicher.
I am glad you liked my writing.
Wild and free, looking after each other.
It's like the wild in suburbia.
Do you have names for them.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Thank you! Every body thinks I am a little unusual ( nuts)!!
Paul Bell

11 Months Ago

Unusual is original.
Mrudula Rani

11 Months Ago

Agora eu ser porque você é tão adorável !!

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Added on December 26, 2017
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