Imaginary dog walking

Idly walking my imaginary dog

on the wiley windy moor,

listening out for Cathy calling,

a game I’d played before.


Indulging imagination,

my head engulfed in thought,

I didn't see the kneeling wench.

So shocked,

my fist she caught. 


Into the heath she backward fell

out cold as cold could be,

my dog attracted by a smell

mistook her for a tree.


And lifting one half crippled leg

balanced on just three,

to drain his satisfaction,

with good long steamy pee.


All I wanted was solitude

not fawning fussing friends,

you take a dog out for a walk

and this is how it ends?


Dog walkingIntrusionMental IllnessRapeSolitudeViolence

◄ In the forest of future words

The moralisers gap ►


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Sun 6th Jan 2019 12:01

There is a wildness in a sort of wilderness here David. I'm glad you explained the layout as it was deeply veiled in murky waters.
Wonderfully pictorial rather like a disturbing dream.
One thing it did remind me of is the compulsion to destroy for its own sake, forgive me that ! You know I'm weird.


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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 6th Jan 2019 11:05

Hmmmm, I remember this a poem about murder and madness. Inspired by murder ballads by Mr Nick Cave.

Oh and thanks Vicki, are you still here I wonder.


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Vicki Ayers

Thu 28th Jan 2016 14:43

This gave me chills - & also liked the dark humour in it - disturbingly light in its delivery (if that makes sense - it does to me!!) very good!

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Wolfgar Miere

Thu 28th Jan 2016 11:54

Thanks Stu,

on the surface this is pretty straight forward, but yes it is meant to be sinister.

I have tagged it, (Mental illness, Rape, Violence, etc)

The text is meant to portray alibi and the perpetrators reasoning for the actions described.

When seen like that it is pretty nasty.

The last verse deals with how an unstable/unbalanced mind might seek to justify its reasoning and consequent actions.

I don't usually explain meaning, but for a change thought I might.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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Stu Buck

Thu 28th Jan 2016 10:43

there is real unhinged energy in this piece, as if spike milligan directed straw dogs (soundtracked by sandy denny i reckon). its great, i dont know whether to laugh or grimace, which is brilliant.

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