The Dog Walker

by John Lock   May 25, 2019

The Dog Walker

An old man and his dog
Age in tandem
Not worth a second glance, hurry past
Just a dog, nothing to write home about
A leg on four corners, a shaggy coat
Just a dog

Look a little closer
Commitment tied by a braid of leather
Not love, he would frown at the word
The dog measures his step
To his masters faltering gait
Gentle on the leash

A kind morning
June, heavy with honeysuckle
Summer or the salt winds of winter
It matters little
The twice daily duty must be performed
I smile as they turn the corner

Author's Notes:
A nondescript little poem but written as an example that a poet must be an observer of the little things in life, even the mundane.


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  • 6 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I agree with Mr Darcy's wife... Often it is the little things in life including observations that make the most difference. Sometimes there is beauty in the mundane. Milly x

  • 6 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    I enjoyed this and the lesson John. It's often the small things that make the difference, or so my wife says.

    • 6 months ago

      by John Lock

      Thanks for reading friend, I wouldn't dare to comment on your wife's remark.


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