September 29, 2011

Red

Red loved to chase rabbits
on hot summer days
he never caught any
but that didn't seem to matter
he’d just run after them barking joyously
purplish tongue hanging out of his mouth as he loped
through the golden wheat fields
he would follow his boy down to the creek
where they would swim and splash and laugh and bark
afterward the exhausted pair would lie
side by side on the muddy bank of the creek
listening to the cicadas
the dog panting contentedly
the boy chewing on a stalk of long grass
one arm shielding his eyes from the afternoon sun
the other draped over his best friend
Red


copyright © 2011 Kevin Routh

Written for the Poets United Thursday Think Tank prompt - Red

14 comments:

  1. This is charming. A boy and his dog... awww.

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  2. So very cute..! lovely lines..

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  3. Beautifully written... and such a sweet and simple story, a day in the life of best friends.

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  4. live red, amazing imagery in the wild and in river, enjoyed it.

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  5. Oh I so love this poem - and the wonderful dog. Very touching.......

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  6. Thanks all! I really tried to show the unbreakable bond that exists between a boy and his dog.

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  7. This made me smile inside and out. Dogs are just the best, aren't they?

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  8. I love your poem, evokes so much joy and memories~ Great job!

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  9. What a great mental image you create!

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  10. Red sounds like the dog I want to own. The mental picture created is so real

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  11. Thanks all!
    @Mind Twister: Welcome back! :)

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