A Black Dog and Barbed Wire



Look into my eyes and you'll see fog
Look deeper, strive harder you'll find
Barbed wire and a black dog

A dog with barbed wire to bind
To help the dog is to bring pain
But to leave it would not sit well in my mind

So against myself I'll strain
To help the dog, now slick with blood
The barbed wire cutting into my vein

I'll let go and with a thud
As I collapse, defeated and alone
With the dog sitting in the mud

I could give the dog a bone
A pittance for what it's known
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Written on November 24, 2021

Submitted by larrywellsjr03 on November 30, 2021

Modified on May 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAX ABA BCB CDC DD
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 476
Words 103
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 2

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