My little dog has a deep-seated vendetta.

Chasing Tail

Round and round and round she goes
That elusive banner tempting her
Tormenting, taunting, out of reach
She grabs, but ah! She misses still
And yet, surrender she does not
To consider it would mean defeat!
In mind if not in body, no,
She will not stop, until that goal
Is reached, achieved, and flaunted, hah!
In the face of her silent audience
Who merely raises a sardonic brow
And jots this down to remember it by;
For the human does not believe she can
But she will show her! She will succeed!
Yet her tongue lolls out, her heart beats fast,
And down to the marble floor she flops
She eyes that trailing temptress white
Then heaves a gusty sigh and thinks;
'Another day, and then you'll see
That I'm the boss, and you'll bow to me!'
Then she curls it over her nose and sleeps.

Poetry by Mklnay
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Written on 2010-11-12 at 13:33

Tags Animals  Dogs 

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Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so much fun! Your intriguing title will have many looking for what is not really there - but how you have teased the reader! You have also written with a fast-paced metre which matches perfectly the subject matter, it gallops along beautifully.
I do like a poem with whimsy. I had a dog who also seemed to regard her tail as a foreign body to be eliminated. Your love of her really shines out, too. A lovely poem which brought a gentle smile to my face.

countryfog The PoetBay support member heart!
It takes a special perspective and affinity to write well of animals, even those we live with. You have it here, with a touch of whimsy that lesaves me smiling and nodding my head. And wondering what would she do if she ever caught it?

If we could only get kids to do this, we'd have a far healthier society! :-) Then again, when the pubescent bomb drops the interest falls on other's tails, and the race begins....Perhaps the dogs are smarter than we give them credit for, and instinctively prepare themselves....
This is fun.
Thank you,