“This Old Dog” Friday Flash 55


This Old Dog

Old dog, blinding,
(nose to ground)
still slowly leads our way.

Forget about new tricks — let us just
keep up our old–speak,
roll over,
(only) play dead, and
always, always,

And when we face some harsher
heel, let us not need
to beg for mercy, but
lie down softly,
good girl, good boy.



It’s Friday – hurrah!  And my dog, Pearl , is 17 going on 18!  (I think – my memory’s not so good these days.)

I post the above 55 word poem for the wonderful indefatigable G-Man.  Go tell him!  (Especially since I’m late!)

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6 Comments on ““This Old Dog” Friday Flash 55”

  1. G-Man Says:

    No worries about being late, you are such a loyal supporter that you have Friday G-Man dispensation!!!
    I loved your canine 55
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End….
    Now go fetch me something!!!

  2. David King Says:

    One of the best “doggie” bits I have read in a while – and all done in a flash! Great write, indeed.

  3. shakira Says:

    Such a nicely done 55 and I can feel your love.Great job!Have you a blessed weekend. hugs shakira

    Mine is here

  4. Jinksy Says:

    Sort of ‘dead but he won’t lie down’? 🙂

  5. brian miller Says:

    smiles….only play dead surely…always heal….hey i know that pup…smiles…just got home…oy…what a long time on the road….

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