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    Found in a gutter of blood,
    a mongrel, half dead, wheezin’, shakin’,
    all roughed up an’ forsaken
    on this, God’s own Sunday mornin’.
    To leave him,
    ‘twould be a sin,
    one of the blackest ones.
    Into me arms with
    the wretched thing.
    Me, of all bloody people,

    hooch ridden,
    of pauper’s pockets

    an’ no arse to me trousers.
    ’Tis our journey now;

    bum an’ beast,
    we mangy twain.
    Homeward bound,
    we’ll share me rags, scraps
    an’ cardboard walls,
    the dog an’ I,
    scavengers;
    loners.
    The dog knows not,
    I know not.
    What to do?
    Wait and wait
    in the silence of strangers,
    where strangers are buried,
    buried from the norm.
    Sleep; and more sleep

    in the rags of warmth
    ’neath a linoleum roof;
    damn the rain!
    Whiskey, too,
    to upholster the innards.
    The stillness of the creature,
    the silence,
    an awful quiet;
    waitin’.
    Maybe dead?

    Waitin’.
    The curst unknown
    gnawin’ the time
    into drunkenness,
    bearin’ into sobriety.
    Day into night
    an’ day again.
    Damn the rain!
    Waitin’.
    The dog sees me;
    I think.
    The dog and I,
    our home,
    “Thar be monsters”. Me laughs.
    A queer lookin’ pair, indeed.

    “Some fookin’ fairytale this is.”
    Me sings,
    rescued in
    friendship,
    grand companions.
    By the canal at the break of dawn
    in grey light an’ city drizzle.
    We both walk with a limp,
    some pain -
    but we are okay.
    Inseparable.


  • #2
    “Some fooking fairytale” indeed Tony! A new or unfamiliar style Tony? Either way another gem!

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello Bobby, Indeed it is, without the sugar - hahaha!. Thank you very much, delighted you liked this one. Fond regards, Tony.

  • #3
    I’ve heard this tale many a times, but not with visual acuity and humor. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Sister Greed, You are welcome. Thank you very much for reading and responding. Do take care, Tony.

  • #4
    A structure we're not used to seeing from you, Tony; beautifully handled, may I say. Wonderful use of devices, all serving a vivid and most winsome yarn. Toppest of drawers. I relate to this closely, particularly the innards upholstery!

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    • #5
      Hello grant, Delighted you could closely relate with this one. I love when that happens. Gives the a poet a lift to his own understanding of things. Most kind of you to read and respond, and a lovely response it is. Thank you very much. Fond regards, Tony.

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      • #6
        Not your usual style Tony but i like it.

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        • Tony Grannell
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          Hello AlexandratheLate, Thank you very much, most kind of you. Fond regards,Tony

      • #7
        Not your usual style indeed Tony but it is heart-wrenchingly beautiful and so vividly portrayed. Thank you for sharing.

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        • Tony Grannell
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          Hello Karen, You are very welcome. An old tale and often told, I thought I'd add some salt and vinegar, take the sweetness out of it, as it were. Thank you very much and I am delighted you enjoyed it. Take care now, Tony.

      • #8
        Only a dog can accept a man for what he is, a cat would run away.

        A lion of a poem, something most could never tame.

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        • Tony Grannell
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          Hello divot, A lion of a poem, I couldn't hope for a better response. Thank you very much. Do take care, Tony.

      • #9
        Riveting!

        This crackles with poetic fire!

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        • Tony Grannell
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          Hello Dwayne, What a great word: crackles and a wonderful complement to boot. Thank you very much. You are in fine health, I hope, Tony.
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