I Am A Junk Yard Dog

Dog Philosophy

I am a junk yard dog

I live behind an 8 ft. chain link fence.

You can't get in and I don't want out.

I am fierce! I protect my stuff.

So don't think you can steal anything from me.

Once vulnerable, I opened the gate and let another dog in.

We ran together. We ate together. We slept together.

One morning I woke to an empty yard. She was gone

She took with her, all I had.

My heart, my bone, my spirit

Little bitch! (pun intended)

Now I spend my days on a self-made perch and witness life through the fence.

A homeless dog scrounging for food, fearful of the catcher's net

The purebred and pedigreed with their highfalutin standards

Hair bows and bejeweled collars around their neck.

Commanded to Sit. Stay. Heal.

Now and then our canine eyes meet with telepathic messages

"Yes, I'm a maverick. I take care of myself.

I understand that you enjoy baths, special food, and fluffy pillows".

Both sides of the fence has it's identies. Advantages and pitfalls

The difference is.....I don't wear a leash.

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There is a poll below. It would be fun to leave a comment as to which kind of dog you are.




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missolive 5 years ago from Texas

Ann! I LOVE this! Your symbolism and personification of a dog compared to relationships and standards is dead on. I cannot say enough. Awesome and a vote up from me.


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TexasBobby 5 years ago from Deep in the heart.

That is so cool. I enjoyed it so much that it caused me to smile. Good work. Up and awesome.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Cute analogy of dogs and how they relate to human personalities and lifestyles. It would be fun to add a poll and have people vote as to which type of dog with which they identify. :)

I answered your question as to how to add youtube videos in the comment section of my Wisconsin Dells hub where you last commented. Let me know if you have any other questions.

To add a poll, when you are in edit mode of one of your hubs, take your curser and scroll down the left side. That is where you click on poll, text, photos, videos, etc. to be added. Or at the bottom of your hub below comments is another area where you can click on these add-ons. I like using the side because you can insert it exactly where you want it without having to change the location later.

Hope this helps!


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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Tremendous Peggy....Thank you.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Happy to be of help Ann. I see you added the poll. Will be fun to watch it and see which direction people vote as to dog breed.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

This is fabulous Ann, I loved it - so unique and clever!

thank you for sharing and voting up.


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

Cool poem. I think I would be a hound dog. Because I am always on the trail of my food dish. Voted up, and awesome, and interesting.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

This is a great poem and analogy to people. Voted up.


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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

A symbolic pleasure is in the eyes of the beholder. Voted up and awesome.


Jurandir 24 months ago

Yes! we do Sports (ea. Season) and various Church based Groups and Activities. now, my older Son wants to do Scouts also! soeemitms I feel like they do too much! :/

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