A visit to the Greyhounds

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The lights came on and the tension grew

People arriving by one and two

The dogs paraded one by one

In coloured coats with numbers on

Back to the boxes, ready to race

And chase the lure at such a pace

They pass the gallery in a blur

Of movement and colour as they went there

Then back they walk the race is run

Until another day, another sun

Will rise and bring light to the day

And words the trainer he will say

That will decide the greyhounds fate

Does it run again through that closed gate?


This was my first visit to a Greyhound track, to watch a friends dog win its race. I wrote the poem while I was there. Will the visit be repeated? Well we will wait and see.

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