Bella

yes. That face is capable of hatred
yes. That face is capable of hatred | Source


crouched and down,

tail flicking like a black lizard tongue,

a loud bark,

a whine,

a series of whimpers:

the language of her disdain!

oh how she hates him!

constant black aviators, leather jacket,

the scrubs of a serial killer, or perhaps

a nurse.

his ugly black dog, shaggy,

with tufts of grey, a never smiling face,

unhelpful gait,

her eyes never leave him, her ivory teeth bared

ever so slightly,

until

out of sight now,

nemesis forgotten,

her cute hatred subsides.




all rights reserved. Copyright Justin W. Price 11/11/11


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PDXKaraokeGuy, also known as Justin W. Price, is an author with Sweatshoppe Publications, which will soon re-release his poetry collection, Digging to China. Additionally, the managing editor at eFiction horror and The New Bridge online newspaper.. Husband to Andrea, father to two dogs. writer.poet.baseball fan. tattooed. He is am amateur theologian with a rabid sweet tooth. He resides in a suburb of Portland, Oregon.He has a poetry book available for Amazon Kindle, and also maintains a blog, FirstBlog. His work has been featured in the Crisis Chronicles, efiction Magazine, The Hellroaring Review, the Bellwether Review, eFiction Humor, and the Rusty Nail. Please visit his profile page for more information. Thanks!

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

sg, she very well might. She very well might


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Hattie... oddly enough both he and the guy in the dog are very kind and good. She just doesn't like them, for whatever reason


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Audrey


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HattieMattieMae 4 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Very nice...I think dogs are always good at protecting us. They know the bad from the good. lol


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

She looks like she might lick someone to death! We have a yellow lab that if she doesn't know you, you won't be getting out of your car! After she gets to know you, you can't get rid of her! Great piece, I love it! :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Still a great read! Sharing it along!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

weestro, you may also get muddy paw prints on your shirt, and possibly a slobbery piece of cardboard handed to you.


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weestro 4 years ago from Virginia

Looks like any intruder would endure a severe licking and wagging!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

dogs always have reasons for their hatred. Just this morning she saw him and his dog and went ballistic. He's probably a murder of some kind :-)


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Both my dogs hate my neighbor that backs onto our property. They have good reason to hate him. Bella is a cutie.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

thank u audrey, and it's so true. Anytime she even smells him, she starts barking and whining.


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

Aww what a cute dog! language of her disdain is my favorite line--Bravo!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Sue, she is. and I agree. dogs have a sixth sense about people and there is certainly something ff about this guy. There was this old lady in our complex that she didn't like. She'd bark at her every time she saw her out walking her dog. Well, that lady died a few weeks after we moved in. Maybe she sensed it?


Sueswan 5 years ago

Bella is adorable.

Dogs are excellent judges of character so if she hates this guy then there is a good reason behind it.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Rosemay, I agree. She senses something in him that she doesn't like. the one I actually rescued is baby. you can read about her in "Burial and Retrieval". Bella was my wife's dog, whom I've since adopted.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ah so thiis is bella you were telling me about. She looks beautiful. You are a good person to rescue her and give her a loving home.she obviously is very happy

There must be something about that person she doesn't like, dogs usually have very good instincts.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Carlon, she would absolutely love it if you pet her. She loves all people, except this nemesis, of course.

Racin- no idea.

Thank you both for stopping by!


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i do agree that she's cute and the name as well...who is this nemesis by the way?


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Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

A poem about mans best friend. You can't get any better than that. I just wanna pet the little sweetie.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

@ Tammy, that describes her perfectly!

@ Always- she's the most well behaved dog I know, just hates this one guy

@ Daydreamer- she is. Thank u!

@ Sunnie- thank u. She gets her fair share of treats!

@ Minnetonka- thank u. Looks can be deceiving!

@ Epi- thank u! I don't mind being compared to u! Thanks for the comment, my friend

@ Dim. Thank you. She is smart. Probably too smart!

Thank u all for the reads and comments!


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Awwwwwwwww Bless him. More intelligent than we realise sometimes.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....great words and like that guy from lake erie - lol - you know how to say so much with so few words and make it artful and unique and interesting and of course different and offbeat ........ lake erie time 11:59am


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

That is such a funny and cute poem about Bella. It is hard to tell from the adorable photo that she's moody :-)


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

lol...Now give him a treat!..Love it!

Sunnie


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

Too Cute!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Bad Doggie..Cute....


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina

Sweet and adorable!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

@ Rob- thanks. She is and she's a labradoodle and Laradoodles are known as the bi polar of dog breeds. Thanks for reading!

@ Nell. hello and thank you for reading!

@ Bri- she is very happy indeed, but her mood can shift rapidly ;-)


bri36 5 years ago

looks like a happy dog to me? must be the way she wags her tail right?


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, love it! dog with an attitude! but so cute!


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Very nice. Cute little pooch. Dogs are so extreme in their emotions, jumping from happy to angry to sad and back to happy like flicking a switch.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you! and, yes, I've told her that before!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just adorable. Love the poem. That looks like the face that launched a thousand ships. lol


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you for reading! I'll clone her for you and send her over!


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Andrea333 5 years ago

"language of her disdain" - this is my favorite line PDX. I'd LOVE to have a dog as cute as Bella. Adorable.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank u both. She's mostly a sweet girl, but she really hates that guy


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Bella looks adorable. Sweet poem.


ateuton 5 years ago

cute!

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