Dog Days Remembered

SaigonDeManilaStarred Page By SaigonDeManila, 23rd Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A free verse poetry in memory of three dogs that came to my life.

"..epitome of the sublime"

"A dog will teach you unconditional love.
If you can have that in your life,
things won't be too bad."

-Robert Wagner

Dogs comes to me far and in between
One in my childhood
One in college
And one before I become a father
All marked their barking in places they lived in

"unheralded soul.."

They have distinct character
Like how I remember
each one of them.
Like purposes of their unheralded soul
Of which am certain they had.

The first one was our errant buddy,
nightly we took her to a walk
with grandma backing me up
like an apprenticeship of my youth
learning leadership ahead of my day
before her old age made her to rest

"securing fences"

I was in the university,
When this mongrel was guarding my pack
Of few ducks in the backyard, securing the fences
and succumbing to security threat that gave up his life.
My first pet to put in a decent grave

The last was named to a misunderstood job
His name is that of lawyer , smart and unyielding
To the forces of changes and immigration
Waited and aged waiting to our abandoned house
Before dying in noblest pride when I returned,

They came they served and they were loved
Dinah, Liston, & Attorney names they’re christened
Given by masters like me to be identified for keeps
Their duties transcends beyond their lifetime
homely in heaven for the lives they gave are epitome of sublime.

"...beyond theirlifetime"

©Saigon De Manila

I published this article not because to proved I am not a cat person, but these dogs are worthy to be immortalized in my writings they way they bestowed their lives to us their masters. They been part of my growing up years upto my maturing years. The last dog was even before my first marriage and even saw how it was dissolved. My dogs they witnessed my life's high and lows. Just unforgiving they never saw me write something for them.

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Bestfriend, Canine, Dog, Dog Story, Dogs, Dying, Epitome, Immigration, Loyalty, Transcend, Unconditional

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
Dear friends and foes: I am a teacher, a poet, an artist, self-published author on art & poetry, CSN Life Skill coach and an international marketer.

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author avatar Shamarie
24th Jan 2015 (#)

Lovely poems, Saigon! I like the tone and emotion of your work. I love the pictures too! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
24th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you Shamarie for opening the comment section with your appreciation.

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author avatar Carol Roach
24th Jan 2015 (#)

I love dogs and miss having them

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author avatar Carol Roach
24th Jan 2015 (#)

I will be posting a whole series on my dogs here eventually

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
24th Jan 2015 (#)

Good to know, dog lovers are everywhere!

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