The Girl and the Dog

The Girl and the Dog

A Poem by EMMIE

Little Hope had once a daddy 
Little Hope had once a mommy 
But on a dark and gloomy day 
Came a man from far away 
A man who's name was Master Slave
Mean and white as day 

Slave took her parents away 
And Hope was left alone  
Until she came upon a man 
A man who was selling a dog 
A dog named Freedom 
Freedom for sale, freedom for sale  

And our little Hope 
With a look as curious as it could be 
Asked the man with the dog 
What is the price of Freedom 
How much does he cost
And with a devilish smile the man said  

A week's worth of labor 
You can have Freedom 
With a grin on her face
Hope looked into the eyes of Freedom 
And that sweet little dog 
As sweet as he could be 

Kissed Hope on the knee
Love it was indeed 
But the man pulled the dog away 
And sternly looked at Hope to say 
First you MUST pay 
So Hope went with the man 

To foreign fields far away 
Hard labor day after day 
But a week turned into two 
And then a month 
And then a few 
But that loyal dog 

Always there sleeping at her feet 
So close yet impossible to reach 
Tomorrow, Hope 
I will give you Freedom as your pay 
The old man would say 
But tomorrow came and went 

And ten years later
Sweet little Hope grew bitter 
She grew angry and bigger 
Mad at the world 
And tired as ever 
There in the fields she met a man named Courage 

Having all the same struggles 
Courage and Hope grew stronger together 
And on a dark and gloomy day 
They went to the old man to say 
Give us our Freedom or die today 
And that old man had no choice 

For at his neck a sharp knife lay 
So there was Hope and Courage 
Running far, far away 
With Freedom leading the way 
They ran and they ran 
Day and night without rest 

Until they came up on a filed of roses 
And there they finally rest 
Among the sweetest aroma 
Look into the beauty of a rose
And you will see them
Still sitting there today..... Hope and Courage 

And a dog named Freedom 

 


    

 

© 2015 EMMIE


Author's Note

EMMIE
Random stuff while I wait for my chocolate chip cookies to bake =D

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random stuff? damn you make it sound like you can write a masterpiece while filing your nailes.
I love the idea behind this poem. really beautiful, Emmi. so moving!

Posted 5 Years Ago


EMMIE

5 Years Ago

Ha ha, thank you so much!
From sadness to freedom so beautifully done. Love the way you personified all, but Freedom as the loyal dog really spoke to me. If you call this "Random stuff" well, my, my...quite profound I think. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


EMMIE

5 Years Ago

Ha ha! Thank you sooooo much!
This writing is out of this world and I love these lines:


So there was Hope and Courage
Running far, far away
With Freedom leading the way
They ran and they ran
Day and night without rest

The whole poem has beautiful imagery and the last stanza is the best of all.

Thank you for sharing.....Insight.

Posted 6 Years Ago


EMMIE

6 Years Ago

Thank you for reading! =)
Until they came up on a filed of roses
And there they finally rest
Among the sweetest aroma
Look into the beauty of a rose
And you will see them
Still sitting there today..... Hope and Courage

The whole read was brilliant...however in above lines you showcase your talent. Bravo!

Posted 6 Years Ago


EMMIE

6 Years Ago

=) Thank you so much!
I enjoyed the story in the poetry. You made the words come alive create places and thoughts for the reader. I like how you gave strength and meaning to the words. Freedom, hope and Courage. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote



Posted 6 Years Ago


wow I really liked that . Its Pretty awesome how you used hope courage and freedom as people and showed that there is a hope for freedom which is unattainable until you have courage.
Great Read . One of my favorites now.

Posted 6 Years Ago


EMMIE

6 Years Ago

Thank you sooo much
Well, there must've been some magic cookie dust floating around, because you certainly got a huge rush of creativity. This writing is inspired, and I enjoyed reading it. Very well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


EMMIE

6 Years Ago

Ha ha ha you're right I think it was the magic cookie dust! Thanks for reading!
This is some powerful work that comes straight from the soul. There were times where you nearly broke my heart with the words that held such pain, but in the end you left me feeling hopeful for the future. There are so many lessons being taught here about humanity. Too much to explore without writing a book. Heavy thoughts. expressed with brilliance.

Posted 6 Years Ago


EMMIE

6 Years Ago

Why, thank you good sir! Really appreciate your point of view!

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