dirty dog

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first memory

wanting something

I couldn’t have

 

out with grandma

saw a toy dog

grey and dirty

lying in the gutter

I wanted him

 

and grandma

my accomplice

took him home

to her flat

and let me play

with him

 

mum came back 

from having

her hair done

little dog was seen

 

for the first time

my mother angry

dog was snatched away

and put up high

on a shelf

I couldn't reach

 

his stiff turned up toes -

they did look dirty

but I wanted him

 

poor little dirty grey dog

he went into grandma’s bin

and was taken away

by the rubbish men

 

 

childhood

◄ I wonder

chocolate ►

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 26th Jan 2011 06:55

Of course I did! And thanks for the comment. x

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Dave Carr

Tue 25th Jan 2011 21:11

A touching poem.
Hope you forgave them.

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Banksy

Tue 11th Jan 2011 17:42

I think accomplice is fine... but, if you don't, what about "partner in crime" ?

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 11th Jan 2011 14:47

Thanks. I have edited this a bit to make the language more simple and child-like. Can't seem to lose the word accomplice though.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 11th Jan 2011 13:37

I hope this is tagged 'Childhood', Ann, to be included in the theme-based group. I don't consider it a competition, more like an interesting comparison of ideas on a topic. This is a very good poem hitting a universal 'hot spot' as always.

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Banksy

Mon 10th Jan 2011 23:07

you do have a knack of taking me back there.
I had a book - I'd give almost anything now to have it - I'm sure it wouldn't be the same now, but even thinking of it - it's cover - gives me a strange & happy feeling that there are no words for. xxB

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 9th Jan 2011 20:23

Yes, the dog was both whimsical and dark! If not, grubby! Amazing that I still remember him, all those milllions of years later! Why do we remember some things and not the billions of other things? Life sure it strange!

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Antonionioni

Sun 9th Jan 2011 20:21

We men aren't rubbish! Seriously, Ann, this treads a nice line between the whimsical and the somewhat dark.

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