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Shepherds

When I was 7 years old, I went with my mother to visit her friend. I heard a dog bark when we knocked on the door. I love doggies! "Where's your doggie?" I asked. "I put him out back. He's an old police dog and isn't used to kids." 

"Stay away from him," my mother warned. 

Despite her warning, I went in search of the doggie and found him chained to a stake in the ground, head down, dark eyes...

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There you are with your BA (Hons) in English Literature,

5 years of studying poetry and prose.

Yes, you’re a real academic, all those years

in lectures and seminars. Got you a decent career

and a real nice income. Not like me

who did it the other way. Taught myself

to write, been published many times.

See what you think of my poems and my book.

Your critis...

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