Follow by Email

The Backyard Dog

Sunday, October 13, 2013 , 64 Comments


Two oceans peeped behind woods,
dark, blue and winsome
carrying sea of emotion
sniffing, snorting undone

panting behind the wooden moss
abandoned & aloof
woof! he is a backyard dog

Gasps the wind rattles by
his nostrils flared
and turned wide

Bearing a "knock" in his heart
a lump in his throat
he awaits some love
tap a pat on his head

he whines n withdrew back
his paws, stuck in sand
Thud, he stumped the fence
grumbled, made some noise
he banged it again
slammed and splash
he wanted someone to hear his unspoken voice

He stood alone
battling all crackling storm
waiting some fine breeze
a place to call his home
He was the backyard dog!

Life is strange
a dog is human's best friend
when human is human' own enemy
his own tyranny, own fiend.

Empty eyes seeks some respite
world is crowded with people
we are lonely in spite.

__________________________________________
This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda



The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write

64 comments:

  1. Excellent take on the prompt!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks sooo much! Pl do join my page on FB :)

      Delete
  3. Expert, skillful, wise...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Berowne! God bless.

      Delete
  4. Loved it ... the feelings came out so truly !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Amrit :) From one poet to another :)

      Delete
  5. excellent take on humans- well said.
    "Life is strange
    a dog is human's best friend
    when human is human' own enemy
    his own tyranny, own fiend"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad that you liked them Kathe, they r my fav lines too. Thanks for ur lovely encouragement :)

      Delete
  6. "aloof woof" made me smile...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ahhh. You saw who he really was.

    ReplyDelete
  8. absolutely love the title.... and the tale more so....

    ReplyDelete
  9. They express stress. They are lonely and looking for some attention or companionship. Even if we come out yell, they will be happy because somebody is paying attention.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thats so much True SG! You got it right. Not all those who seek attentions are greedy but needy as well!

      Delete
    2. Oops when I said needy- I meant need for love! :)

      Delete
  10. Wonderfully penned, Ekta. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank u soo much Sakshi...muaah! :)

      Delete
  11. By the way, is the photograph clicked by you? If yes, you've really captured the moment in a pic as well as in words!

    Arvind Passey
    www.passey.info

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks :) I was just wondering about ur invisibility and see we r so connected :) the picture doesn't belong to me. It's from a fellow blogger and a wonderful writer. The poem belongs to me, straight from my heart! :)

      Delete
  12. I am a dog lover and mother of a Pug...these lines are so touchy and true

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow that's amazing. Give my love to ur pug n do share his pics. I too love dogs but at distance.

      Delete
  13. well written piece. loved it :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Replies
    1. Thanks so much. Welcome to my blog.

      Delete
  15. Where would we be without these animal spirits !

    ReplyDelete
  16. Replies
    1. Thanks Gautami. You have come back after a long time :)

      Delete
  17. Awww...simply lovely. ..just loved it :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Loved your poem...being a Dog lover I can very well connect to it...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww that's lovely...thanks so much Richa!

      Delete
  19. So sensitive and thought provoking Ekta.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Induji! how u doing?

      Delete
  20. Replies
    1. Off course. Who else? :)
      Why doubt buddy?

      Delete
  21. ohhhh...this poem reminded me of my beloved dog that passed away a few yrs back :'(

    lovely work indeed..very nice

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sad. I can understand your pain. Had a friend in college who to lost her dogie dear and she was inconsolable. Take care.

      Delete
  22. wow! Love the photo! Yes, dog is the best friend of us!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Sindhu & welcome to my blog :)

      Delete
  23. It was a delightful read :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  25. It so reminds me of a stray dog we had pet in our society when in school..:-)

    ReplyDelete
  26. You might disagree, but hear me out on this. Dog treats are not something that you give as bait for better behavior of your dog. Dog treats are not something that is cheap to come by Gluten Free

    ReplyDelete
  27. different fact! :) keep writing always...

    ReplyDelete

Hi Folks,

You heard me...now its time for Bouquets and Brickbats!

My Social Media Channels