Ugly Dogs

Ugly Dogs

A Poem by Robert Ray
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Perhaps a deeper meaning in this whimsical piece.

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Ugly dogs,

 more than frogs,

 need love;

Something above

 and beyond

 bone and bond;

More than mere pat,

 comfy mat

 or fresh water

 for a homely squatter.

Gifted time from good folk,

Before they… we croak.

 

 


© 2018 Robert Ray



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Robert Ray
First draft. Feedback appreciated. Thanks.

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I love this! For a much-written-about topic, you've brought great originality & deeper meaning. I so agree that the usual pat on the head is not enuf. Our dogs want to be talked to, sang to, laughed with, and included in our life decisions! All too true, that we and they never last as long as wish! Perfect message for dog lovers like me! *smile* Fondly, Margie

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Robert Ray

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Thank you, Margie. This was the product of a weary mind after a few sips of bourbon. I, too, am a .. read more



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I love this! For a much-written-about topic, you've brought great originality & deeper meaning. I so agree that the usual pat on the head is not enuf. Our dogs want to be talked to, sang to, laughed with, and included in our life decisions! All too true, that we and they never last as long as wish! Perfect message for dog lovers like me! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

5 Days Ago

Thank you, Margie. This was the product of a weary mind after a few sips of bourbon. I, too, am a .. read more
i think of people with this...as allegory...
the pretty ones get all the attention, but the ugly ones need it more...and they will (in the end) be more faithful and deserving.

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Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

So true! Interesting fact about how looks (or lack thereof) can humble a person. Thanks.
I suppose many people consider squatters to be dogs, don't they? Humanity is in their somewhere though for those who care.

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Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

I think many individuals are also squatters and sometimes less loving and appreciative than dogs. Th.. read more
I like how you show your diversity to write of whatever comes into your head! This reminded me of a dog that lived next door to me years ago. His name was "Troubles", and boy did he have them!

Good piece, Robert!

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Robert Ray

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Thank you, Kelly. I appreciate your observation. I occasionally find the need to break out of my t.. read more
Awwww, this is sad. I love it. It's cute. And loving. That animals (and people, everyone and anything) are more than what some people think. More than looks, more than affection or money. It's about their heart and their company, and the memories and the bonds. Everything about them. (The poem, taken literally, reminds me of stray dogs by the way but... yeah.) And the last line "Before they... we croak." is just really sad and evokes emotion in such small words. I love it. I think this is one of my favourites of yours.

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Robert Ray

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Thank you very much. All good observations. I wanted to try something different. Thanks for readi.. read more

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Robert Ray
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