Et Tu Brute

Et Tu Brute

A Poem by Norman223


During one of our weaker moments we thought that we had found
A  way to get more exercise, so we'd adopt this rescued hound
 He's a sort of giant Yorkie with boundless energy
With a flag-like tufted tail that wags so endlessly
Silky coated, floppy eared, and always soulful eyed
In between his manic playing, he never can decide
Whether to sit beside me, or snuggle up against my wife
(Life's so complicated in a trusting pooch' s life).

It's sad we sometimes feel we have to vandalise his toys
By removing all the squeakers, for we just can't stand the noise.
But when he sits or lies around, with a hand upon his head 
He's content to stay quite quietly on settee, rug or bed. 
Until  he whines persistently and taps me on the knee
 Which is just his way of saying , he needs to go out a pee.
 But if anyone dares to pass our door, or worse still, ring our bell
 We wish we'd saved a cat instead….  not this yapping brute from hell.😈





© 2017 Norman223



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This is delightful! Thank you for being patient as I am still plowing thru the read requests from when I was incommunicado. You have that timeless ability to capture the simple antics that make us smile, when watching & adoring & enduring our pets! This one has great rhythm & rhyme, making it a playful read. I also love the contrasts from affection to the slightly-surprise ending of total annoyance! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Month Ago


Norman223

1 Month Ago

Don't worry, Margie. It's just that his hysterically boisterous greetings to anyone who crosses our.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I know what you mean . . . my Lola has an eardrum-busting bellow herself!
Awww Norman!! I so enjoyed this scene..such nice flow and oh how I do comisserate with the door bell ringing and pooch from hell situation..write on..

Posted 5 Months Ago


Very good norman. You've written a very witty and affectionate poem about this hound. I like the twist at the end. It's good to mix your writing up with different subjects and styles and I think life experience is a help here.
Regards,
Alan


Posted 5 Months Ago


Oh yes, I know what you mean. My wife has THREE little terrors whose barking turns my brain to jelly when the doorbell rings. The affection and companionship is good, but what frayed nerves! Maybe going deaf would be a good thing.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Norman223

5 Months Ago

Just one problem with your last suggestion ,Sam. You won't hear your wife when she calls you for l.. read more
So funny and great.
I need to write something about my St. Bernard little guy now too.
Your work always brings a smile and helps me write for fun!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Norman223

5 Months Ago

Wow! Fancy having a St Bernard. I love really big dogs and I'm friends with quite a number of the.. read more
Your descriptions are amazing and amusing..
I enjoyed reading this write especially the first section... And what a title! Thank you for sharing..

Posted 5 Months Ago


Norman223

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Bala. Tim (the dog) is actually a well loved pet....but I always tease my friends..
Bala Gorthi

5 Months Ago

I know such teasing is fun and sometimes it gives us a kick...
Aww, miss my dogs, where I am now..no pets allowed. Hope he barks to the outside noises that you cannot hear too, could be a cat burgler..... Valentine

Posted 5 Months Ago


Norman223

5 Months Ago

Cat burglar - loved it!! Strangely enough, he totally ignores cats, and is really a lovely friend.. read more

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Norman223

Essex UK, United Kingdom



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At the age of 86, I use the challenge of writing, as an optimistic attempt to delay senility. As I enjoy writing as a recreation, I usually use light hearted humour as my preferred style, but occa.. more..

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