Sunday, October 13, 2013

doggy tales

my world is inside the binds
it is expected when one has a drunkard owner
I was born outside
thunder brought me in
I want to know
what prophet said that I have to care for a sleepy person
but yes I hold all the trumps
when my owner moves in circles
he is on edge not I
life outside of that fence may be full of adventure
but within the walls I am the master

when he will finally be sober
and mends that fence
I will jump out and seen no more

"yes, you see, I can jump that fence
but I choose not to do it now
because the leaves and weeds keep me enthralled"

41 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful. Sadly more dogs are in the same place.

Kay said...

lovely piece...x

flaubert said...

Beautiful write, Gautami. I hope you and yours are safe. I was watching the devastation in your part of the world. So heartbreaking.

Pamela

i NumeroUnity said...

Beautifully written! Bravo!

Nissa Annakindt said...

Through the dog you are showing the reality of a suffering human life as well. Thanks for sharing.

Mishla M said...

thunder brought me in.
leaves and weeds like people tend to grow on us.

thought-provoking poem.

Kathryn said...

Thought provoking and beautifully written.

Gillena Cox said...

i grew up having dogs for pets; i absolutely enjoyed your doggie tale

much love...

Kathe W. said...

Poor puppy- he deserves a better home. Nicely done!

Enigmatic Soul said...

Interesting poem. I liked it.

Tess Kincaid said...

I especially love "I was born outside thunder brought me in"...nice...

Sabra Bowers said...

I like were the words took you...giving voice to a doggie.

daphnepurpus said...

A beautiful piece and I sure hope the dog finds safety and love!

Annie said...

The dog has hope an a plan; lucky dog. The man does not; unlucky man.

pieceofpie said...

mischievous moments in darkness... freedom means so much to all of us...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I feel for any dog with a drunken master. A well told tale, kiddo.

oldegg said...

Your piece is about man not dogs.

It is in a dog's nature to want to be outside when in and inside when out. Mankind on the other hand even soils the dirt and is not fit for this earth!

Curiosa Kat said...

beautiful piece! i love that the dog chooses to stay despite having an owner not deserving of him.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

So well done.
Anna :o]

Kutamun said...

Seems the animals are running the farm !

Susan said...

Neat perspective, hard life in and not in relationship. It is easy for me to forget this poem was written by a human--and maybe about humans.

nan said...

Interesting take! I like the lines: when my owner moves in circles
he is on edge not I

I can see and feel that! Nicely done!

annell said...

Love this doggy tail!

barbara_y said...

Now that's an interesting take. Layers and layers in this point of view. Funny, serious, smart.

Jae Rose said...

Cleverly written metaphor..feeling in control is certainly all in the head..doggy or otherwise..

De said...

Ohhhh. This speaks beyond canine tendencies, for certain:
"yes, you see, I can jump that fence
but I choose not to do it now
because the leaves and weeds keep me enthralled"

PattyF said...

This was fabulous!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Makes me want to run and help that puppy to get out and know happiness all the time!

ds said...

"thuner brought me in"--wonderful line. Poor dog; I hope he jumps the fence. Thank you.

circles-within-circles said...

Being a dog person I read your words with interest. Lots of sideways wisdom here, but that should be expected from a dog.

Elizabeth
http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/circles-within-circles/

Ella said...

I love thunder brought me in and your ending! Well done :D

kaykuala said...

edtVic 360This is normally the case when one ignores those workers below. Great write Gautami

Hank

kaykuala said...

One often hears how cruel some dog owners are! Great write gautami!

Hank

Rajlakshmi said...

brilliant write... I felt the dog's view somehow describes the life of humans too.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Very enjoyable!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Nice take on the picture

emmett wheatfall said...

Profound! Deeply insightful too.

Margaret said...

...but within I am master...

That is reason enough, for some.

brenda w said...

The final tercet adds whimsy. Love it.

ayala said...

Great piece !

humbird said...

Very thoughtful tale!