WHAT SHALL BE YOUR NAME? (tender joy)

WHAT SHALL BE YOUR NAME? (tender joy)

A Poem by Richard 🍃
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Unmetered Rhyming Quatrains (one dusted-off from the archives you might still enjoy)

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WHAT SHALL BE YOUR NAME?

by: Richard W. Jenkins ~ ©1999


.//, ///`

Lonely one eve, she sat by her window,

wishing for sun, 'stead of cold, wretched rain.

Aye, as dreadful dark spread o'er

came a low, mournful refrain.

·//`///,/

"Mere twist in imagination," said she.

"Tis but rain and wind’s playful trick."

Bright bolts pierce the darkening-grey sky;

then, came a faint….click, clickety-click!

./ ·

Playful swaying branch outside at the wall;

perchance, but a loose shutter’s latch pin,

Lost again in cloaked-silent thought,

"Ah, there it is! I’ve heard it again!"

·.

Disquiet grips at the uncertain heart;

haphazard images emerge amidst fear.

Sounds emit from outside a front-door;

"What diabolical creature is here?!"

`/'

Carefully, cautiously, ear to the door,

hope rivaled against this uneasy lark.

Curiosity’s tout satisfied at last, as....

the door emitted a faint little, "Bark!"

// ‘`,//

Now, all caution tossed carelessly aside,

the flung opened door unveiled its surprise;

a small, wet lump of pointy-eared fur…

pink little tongue, with brown, trusting eyes.

`, .‘

In that moment, revealing needs bonded both;

questions and answers became all the same.

Whisked gently to her welcoming warm breast….

she enquired softly, “What Shall Be Your Name?”

  // //// ///

~’~`’~`’`’

 


Author's Comments:

"An elderly friend had just recently lost her 22 year-old dog,

and this wonderfully-magical thing happened to her!"


© 2019 Richard 🍃


Author's Note

Richard 🍃
Please, feel free to offer helpful suggestions and critique! : )

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Somewhere out there midst sadness and loss there is hope in store for the aching heart. How it comes is sometimes a mystery. I feel the emotions conjured up in this piece. Different style put across in this tender piece. No questions asked.. 'she' was 'gifted' ...and rightly so! This piece captured the readers imagination... was able to empathize. thank you.

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Thank you, too, Dear Kitty, for another of your always sweetly thoughtful reviews to my humble poeti.. read more
kitty

1 Year Ago

We humans can sometimes find an affinity with animal 'friends' lasting a lifetime...when they depart.. read more



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Rye
What a sweet write here, So heart touching as well.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Why, thank you, Ryanna! : )
I am so very thrilled you found favor in this rather sentimentall.. read more
This is heart touching, very well written sincere write. nicely presented & ever so emotional

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2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Big SMILE!
Aw, Brandie, I kew you'd enjoy this one … it has that special soft touch that se.. read more
What a sweet and heartwarming story. We fall so in love with our pets, even though we know their lives aren't so long. Great poetry from one of this site's real poets.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Gosh, Sam!
Here the site goes, not letting me know I have a review. Sometimes it's half a yea.. read more
I’m not sure what happened to my first review but see another below.
P.S. i once had a Jack Russell named Tami Jo, she lived to be 19 years old ... - I could never replace her. ❤️ MJ

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

The site does, sometimes, have a way of eating things and failing to inform of reviews and messages... read more
As always, your words have touched the hearts of many. This piece was written by a very tender hearted man and I’m glad that you dug it out of the archives to share with us.
When I look at the picture I see a little Rascal and feel that is a perfect name for that little sweetie.
He’s alittle scruffy but has proven that he’s a fighter for life and should be loved and will most definitely give love in return.
Thanks for sharing this heartwarming story with us and I hope that Rascal is still alive and well these days. 💖.
You haven’t lost your touch Richard , Mary Jo


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Why, thank you, Mary Jo! : )
I agree, age does nothing for poetry, except improve its bouquet.. read more
heavenscentgirl1

1 Year Ago

You are very welcome Richard. I’m sorry that Sport is no longer with your friend Angie, but I’m.. read more
Dogs are a gift from nature and God and what would we do without them?
S.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for reading this rather nostalgic piece, and for leaving your comments.
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dog lover i am sir ..loved this read ...well done ...i think you are spot on your rhythm and rhyming talent and the story telling is troubling then touching and warm ..absolutely love this one Richard .. and i am so happy for your friend who went from the lost to the found bin ... God bless!
E.
ps. 22 years!!!!!!!!!!! wow ... an incredible life for our furry friends ...
pss. the troubling part reads as a Poe poem .. i heard the clickety click ..tweeking my terror and run button ;O

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

saying my prayers for her and Missy ...i bet she feels glad that you called ..tho she fell and was h.. read more
Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Ha-hahhh!
I'm sure my time will come, Gene … just a matter of time.
Angie was happy .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

your a good man Charlie Brown :) i'll lift me daily pint to ya ...good on ya sir!!
Wow! this is so magestic! the words really flow off the paper! this is really good richard! i love this peice!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Thank you for reading this one, and for your pat's on the head review! ⁓ Richard
that is a lovely recollection of an unhappy/happy event.
Personally, I have a character flaw that does not enable me to exist without my special pooch pet permanently attached either to my hip or elsewhere
22 years is a gift of time to have a pet live on
Lovely poem, especially the little 'bark!'
So characteristic!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Thank you ever-so gratefully, John, for reading this sentimental little piece from my archives.
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LUCKY the dogs name should be that. Some things are just meant to be.22 years is a long time with a furry friend..hopefully the sadness of loss will be replaced with puppy antics.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard 🍃

1 Year Ago

Good name choice, Susan! : )
I don't recall what she named him, but since 1999, I would imagi.. read more

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