blog prompt #6

A Dog Sits Waiting

By Kathy Flod

A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun.
Too faithful to leave, too frightened to run.

He’s been here for days now with nothing to do
But sit by the road, waiting for you.

Loyal dog waiting. ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com. Web. 10 April 2011.

He can’t understand why you left him that day.
He thought you and he were stopping to play.

He’s sure you’ll come back, and that’s why he stays.
How long will he suffer? How many more days?

His legs have grown weak, his throat’s parched and dry.
He’s sick now from hunger and falls, with a sigh.

He lays down his head and closes his eyes,
I wish you could see how a waiting dogs dies.

This poem reminds me of my dog, Argos because he was a loyal friend and waited for me to return home. Seeing him how I saw him abandoned and in bad shape really hit me hard. I will never forget him for he was a great dog and would have done anything for me. Argos was a real friend and he will be in my heart forever.
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2 responses to “blog prompt #6

  1. Wow, this poem is perfect for Argos. Of how he waited for his master, growing old and sick, never losing hope, eventhough everyone else had. Great job choosing a poem, it fits Argos and his suffering perfectly.

  2. This poem moved me, and this completely shows the way Argos waited for Odysseus. The picture enhances the poem and the situation that Argos and Odysseus went through. The way that the dog is just sitting in the rain made the poem and the post more heart felt.

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