Poetry Day #29
Today our prompt was “Write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet.”
FYI – paean – song of praise or triumph
My poem will not be exactly that, but it is about a beloved pet named Winston. He was a wild man of a dog until my niece came along. He had lost his Great Dane buddy but then had a toddler that wooled him, hugged him, kissed him, talked to him, and he followed her everywhere being incredibly patient and gentle every minute.
I had been given a box of Poetry Magnets – as I mentioned at one point early on in this challenge, while I love to write, poetry has always been intimidating and something I didn’t think I could do. Had this box of magnets been filled with dirty words I am sure I would have come up with something immediately. Instead they were strewn across the refrigerator until the day I finally put a poem together. There is a blurry and hastily taken photo of that poem at the bottom of this along with an extra picture of Maggie and Winston. That remained on that fridge for years. I took the photo as packed up the magnets for a move.
Never has there been
A more honest connection
A girl and her dog
He will never retrieve
But she loves him
They play and eat
Investigate and cuddle
Beautiful little girl
Big black dog
In honor of Maggie, who I couldn’t possibly love more, and in memory of Winston, a crazy dog that turned out to be amazing.