A Poem by Lacuna Badtz

For My Grandpa

An empty beach fears no tidal waves.

You would watch the ocean

pull back it's pride

then grace your feet with sun kissed love.

"Wade in me" it would plead.

you would never deny a friend.

Hard to the core,

you are so tough,

but that smile makes your bulldog

a puppy again.

Tongue hanging out of your mouth.

On all four limbs, you crawl,

sniffing around for something new,

but always there when I call.

A lap to always rest upon.

A laugh when I least expect it.

No one can ever beat your swagger.

No one can outlast you in a race of love.

I cling to you like Velcro.

I keep myself far out of reach.

I can't stand to see your face

drowning in sorrow.

I can't watch your moments

pass us all by.

© 2014 Lacuna Badtz

Author's Note

Lacuna Badtz
Please let me know what you think. If you leave me a review I will review one of your poems. Thanks, xo.

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The opening and the last line really are spectacular . Honestly I want a little More in between though. The images are err ally well done but I can't quite put it all together.

Posted 6 Years Ago

You are really a good writer :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

a touching piece, full of great imagery, the last stanza certainly leaves the reader thinking, good work.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Sentimental pieces...as I quote and read on WC...
all fall to the inner feelings of the person involved...
and here shows thru with your grandpa...
a reflective resonates in the lines...
your last stanza seals the ending...

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very nice poem, i liked how descriptive it is, it easily paints a picture for the reader. Keep up the good work!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very lovely! It's very reminiscent and tells a lot about the relationship possible between a human and a dog. A large amount of people think wrongly about bull-dogs, and so this topic is greatly relevant. The way this poem speaks to its reader is engaging and enjoyable.
Keep writing, friend!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Poem like a movie, truly splended

Posted 6 Years Ago

"but that smile makes your bulldog
a puppy again."

I love that line! You should make a song out of this, wouldn't seem out of place in the '40s...it's got an old-time feel about it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on February 22, 2014
Last Updated on February 22, 2014
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Lacuna Badtz
Lacuna Badtz

Malta, IL

Hello My name is Lacuna. I have lived my life in the Burbs of Chicago but have recently relocated to the country. It's taking some getting used to but at least I have more time for my hobbies (Poetry,.. more..

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