Look Ma! Feathers!

Look Ma! Feathers!

A Poem by barleygirl
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featuring my main b***h Lola . . .

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Lola broods over trespassers seriously
perched on her patio throne imperiously
when beasts attack on land and aerially
my guard dog takes her job ferociously.

Silently surveilling ridge circles by hawks
prowlers are rare in the deep boondocks
after marking the perimeter, warning a fox
Lola snoozes lightly on her starting blocks.

While I was far afield gathering firewood
fluttering in from an overhanging dogwood
a feathery fiend on our windowsill stood
Lola launches forth to earn her sainthood.

I wasn’t home when she pounced so proud
fearless dog-in-charge was not a bit cowed
declaring that bumbling birds aren’t allowed
bloody grin licks within her feathery cloud.

I stumble upon the scene of Lola’s smackdown
on a tiny harmless bird, my b***h went to town
she watches protectively as I vacuum all around
glad my loud beast clogs with feathers and down.

© 2019 barleygirl


Author's Note

barleygirl
True story, yesterday. Had to tear apart vacuum hose to clear!

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Reminds me of my bestie's cat. He stalks in from next door. I lost almost all of the blue jays I feed. Had to have a sit down with him and explain that "auntie" thinks of the birdies as friends and not food :) I thanked him very much for "protecting" my sanctuary but I was good on security and the rule was we dont "kill" in auntie's yard. He apparently took it to heart because although he leaves kills for his mother quite often, he doesnt leave feathers in my yard anymore.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Birds fly in all the time since I leave my doors open often. Lola has never showed any interest in t.. read more



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Thank you for posting this lovely piece but train of thought was interupted by the ads that intersperced. Will re read blocking these interuptions and try to maintain flow! We love our pets and are saddened but fully understand their playful 'games'. In their innocence they come to you with their 'catch' thinking they have earned their reward! I can see your 'Lola' in my daughter's Lola!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Yes, sometimes the ads cause my scroll to pop up & down neverending. I love the lessons of acceptanc.. read more
kitty

3 Months Ago

She is a little darling and so clever. The grand children just adore her!
lol
I have such a dog. He has wiped out possum families and villages of squirrels. However, send a two legged stranger around and he will corner said stanger for much love and attention.
..and yes never vacuum the feathers.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Luckily my dogs are not usually tuned in to the wildlife & if so, they're gentle. This was a rare on.. read more
looking at the title I was hoping it wasn’t tar and feathers and you didn’t disappoint however it was sad none the less. Nice writing though!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

Your mix of feelings is like the look on Lola's face -- not sure whether she done good or not!??!! L.. read more
Was it a swallow?
would Lola be referred to as a bird dog?
Are these stupid questions? (I know the answer)
Always enjoy yur dog tails
Dave B

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

It was bloody shredded, so I could not identify! *wink! wink!* Lola looks like a fox to me. Please i.. read more
Uggh. I had my shepherd snap up a pigeon in a triumphant save the day move. I felt awful, especially since he was so happy. I can totally relate. Great poem btw

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

You caught the very thing that had me . . . the bittersweet mix of feelings . . . the way she looked.. read more
Lyn Anderson

4 Months Ago

Yup. Dog people understand doggie things
Beautifully written. I had a parrot once and this poem refreshed a lot of memories of it. Nice work :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

4 Months Ago

I have a tendency to write about animals, but I forget about using birds in my poems! Thanks for sto.. read more
Your last line too cute, This is really good. I like the way your poems flow.
Awesome writing here.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

I wasn't sure if my last line would be understandable, but I figure many people have dogs that hate .. read more
Ryanna

5 Months Ago

my dog hides in the bathtub, I am kinda mean when it does that just to be funny I go in there and tu.. read more
That was just a gift to shoe it cares. LOL... quite a fun and clever read.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Lola was so earnest in trying to maintain the cabin while I was gone! She wasn't quite sure why her .. read more
We have to respect the primal instincts in all animals- even when we have to clean up after those instincts! Lola was doing her job and protecting her mom and territory. Discretion? Selectivity? Well we won’t nit-pick this loyal friend and companion. For Lola:
She’s a gangsta’, you can’t miss her,
Running, pouncing, frisky sista’!
Love her, your poem, Lola and you dear ((Margie)). P.S. Pebbles says to Lola- “You Go, Girl-You Got This!”

Posted 5 Months Ago


Annette Pisano-Higley

5 Months Ago

I love Lola’s picture- what a beautiful face and coloring she has- and her eyes are truly soulful... read more
barleygirl

5 Months Ago

You are so observant . . . I am mesmerized by Lola's soulful eyes . . . I'll stay petting her longer.. read more
It is that time of year to gather firewood...
as I do not have that thick fur if Snowflake Cat abd Elisa Clover Doolittle Cat in my Sun Porch.
When my granddaughters small fluffy dog Annie visits, she attacks my slippers as if they were feathers... Hope she doesn’t discover my Mittens of Angora. We have been snowbound in Virginia for two days and two nights. I enjoyed your doggy tale with a feathery feel dear Margie! Hugs, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Love hearing your everyday observations of a similar feather *wink! wink!* So thank you for sharing .. read more
Patricia Wedel

5 Months Ago

Hi Margie ... Our Winter is not brutal... so far just fluffy snow, but the side roads are not clear.. read more
barleygirl

5 Months Ago

Thank you for caring *smile*

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