Monday, October 14, 2013

Behind the Mean Look

                                                                                     Courtesy of Tess' Mag 190
Image: The guard dog
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

It is looking out
The mean look gets one jumpy
This is fair warning

This is his turf, takes
to wrestling,tossing,freestyle
Better take notice

Lurks behind the fence
Play-acting but be careful
Known to jump over

Written for Tess' Magpie Tales #190, Mary's hosting at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #171
and Kerry's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday

24 comments:

  1. Some guard dogs are real softies at heart but one can never take the chance.
    Great post.
    Yvonne.

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  2. I like it... it reminds me of so many dogs I pass on my walks with my own. :)

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  3. ha. yes better watch...that cute look may bely a heart that is just a bit darker...and dont feel safe just cause the fence....

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  4. reminds me of a dog that came at me from behind a fence... I was taking a walk and suddenly there was snarling and a dent in the aluminum fencing, a snout pushing through... Last time I took that route!

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  5. Excellent. Short lines, short reins, short temper.

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  6. "Known to jump over" indeed. Well done. Thank you.

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  7. Have to take caution indeed or a bite to the rump may take seed

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  8. I love play-acting! Yes, some people do this too~
    I like all the wonder in your verse

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  9. Got me worried, Hank. The line, "Known to jump over" to me read "Known to jump over and attack."
    ..

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  10. Quick-on-the-trigger poetry, very well done.

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  11. We have been warned. Great write.

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  12. Hank,

    I would be inclined to keep a respectful distance from a dog like that:)
    The warning is very clear!!!

    Eileen

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  13. ...or squeeze through! Such blue eyes are always dangerous :)

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  14. Sweet dog. Remember - you don't have to be faster than the dog - just faster than your companion. :) ~ M

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  15. Gday Hank, is he keeping them out or keeping them in ?

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  16. Known to jump over....yikes. What disturbed me were the human blue eyes.

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  17. YEah, be careful with him! Nice.

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