Monday, September 15, 2014

A job to do when not at play!

                                                                                Attribution:Chris Leahstar
Image: Rachael Leahcar with Guide Dog Ella! (here)

The 11 words used:
insipid vantage collar spit captivity adrenalin 
shield mercury colossus scratch evaporate

Nowhere insipid with lots of initiative
he plodded on. From a vantage position
he observed relentlessly very positive
He spit out his feelings and opinions

He was collared and put in his place when
it was apparent he invoked his aggressive
nature.  Could be a nuisance among friends
Captivity made him to be overly sensitive

Adrenalin rising it gave him courage to act
Readily shielded those who tried to be wise
Barked out orders and when annoyed lacked  
temperament and his mercury could rise

He saw his problem as a colossus of anger
He could scratch and shove on others just
as an animal that went berserk and a danger
to society. But anger evaporated equally fast

He was civil again the next minute back to
himself. A job to do and when not at play
aimed at doing it well. Had responsibilities too
How else could a guide dog be better anyway?

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Wordle #26 and
Magaly's hosting at Real Toad's Open Link Monday


  1. I like your slant rhymes here, especially.

  2. Some times we sure have to hold it in to get the job done.

  3. I want to jump through the screen and hug this balanced furry fellow!

  4. Great use of the wordle Hank well done.

  5. Wonderful poem ,we could not do without them,

  6. I love your choice of topic very original indeed! Excellent job Hank =)

  7. A guide dog has to keep his temper in control.. good perspective

  8. A wonderful story from an unexpected and different point of view --- I really liked the beat ... almost rap ... feeling of this poem Excellent job Hank!