Two Dogs, Abandoned in the Woods

Two Dogs, Abandoned in the Woods

A Poem by Mike Espinosa

Lazy dogs lying under cedar trees.
Just slightly tilting their heads,
the dogs looked at each other.
They had not eaten in days.
Their shared glance was broken
by the collapse of one.
The whine of the other was short.
He fell asleep to the whispers
that echoed through the woods.
The birds' lullaby sang 
softly into a Funeral March.

© 2010 Mike Espinosa

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Oh, the poor things. :(
I feel as though you have conveyed a friendship between the two dogs, which is nice, as though they will see each other through to the end.

"He fell asleep to the whispers" is such a beautiful line.

Posted 12 Years Ago

What a terribly sad poem of starvation through winter and eventual death even as the scent of Spring approaches with its assurance of a better life!
The worry of the other was short.
What poignant words, which have often been used in tragic situations of war and drought. The pun intended in the last line hit that much harder! Great poem.

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is cleverly written hon, a beautiful enveloping of the seasons! The last two lines blew me away! xx

Posted 13 Years Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ohhh so are a very sensitive person.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on May 12, 2010
Last Updated on May 24, 2010
Tags: companions, dogs, death, Frédéric, Chopin, Spring, starvation, forest


Mike Espinosa
Mike Espinosa

Covington, WA

- College Student at Western Washington University - Philosophy Major - English with Secondary Education Interest Major - I enjoy academic punctuation and grammar and can edit them quickly. - I am.. more..