The Critic


i ain't much of a poet

i just play around with it

because i found out wimmen

like poets


once in a while

a pome will pop up

in my mind

that's purdy good


then i'll read it

to my old dog

here on the porch swing

his head layin gentle in my lap


the dog is good to read to

he listens well

and critiques the pome

with his tail


two wags is good

3 wags is excellent

no wag means it stinks


but most of all

he is the smarter of us two

he never is too critical


he knows damn well

where his next meal

is coming from.


◄ Going Bald

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 12th Jan 2019 16:11

Bloomin' brilliant!

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 12th Jan 2019 16:00

I've no doubt that there are many creators and performers who think critics are dogs! 😌 Or, as someone observed, critics are people who can tell you how to get to a place but don't know how to drive.

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Martin Elder

Fri 11th Jan 2019 23:08

Is every dog a reliable critic? If so maybe I ought to get one. Animals can be quite discerning creatures.


Fri 11th Jan 2019 22:46

I think you are 'barking' up the wrong tree or mad I can't decide which.

What? what was that Spot? Oh! sorry d. it appears I need my head testing.

'Spot' on! Tail wagging, face licking great piece of meaty poetry to get my teeth into.

Well caught my tummy tickling poet friend


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M.C. Newberry

Fri 11th Jan 2019 21:31

I like "the stem of grass in the teeth" ruminating feel of these lines.
Maybe you should really worry if your dog moves close and cocks its leg!

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Don Matthews

Fri 11th Jan 2019 20:22

I don't have no luck with no women
They all pass on by when I ode
Perhaps I should take your advice dk
And get a dog I can offload 😎

Big Sal

Fri 11th Jan 2019 20:02

Oh there's plenty wrong with me, but nothing that can't be solved with the companionship of a good piece of poetry.

The yin/yang of this makes it one of your best. A metaphysical walk through the park, if you will.

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lisa donohoe

Fri 11th Jan 2019 15:57

Great humour in this piece. Well done

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