Ben - Old but Gold

Ben - Old but Gold

When I first met you Ben I knew at a glance,
That I would give you a second chance,
A second chance to be a puppy again,
Through sunshine, wind and the inevitable rain.

It was great to see you running on Portrush Strand,  
Along the beach playing in the sand,
Sniffing, snoozing and even snoring,
Life with you Ben is never boring.

And here we are sometime later,
And you enjoying your perambulator,
You and I Ben are getting old,
But as they say Ben - Old but Gold!

About this poem

The poem is about my elderly dog Ben who is a 15 year old shih tzu. I adopted him at 11 years old when his previous owner died. I wanted to give him a second chance. For two years he was still very fit and able to run. We had such fun. He can no longer run like he used to. He gets short walks around the block and also uses a doggy pram to see the world as he now has mobility issues. He may be old but he is gold!

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Submitted by Blossoming on April 24, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 488
Words 109
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4

Kimberley Hamilton

New poet just starting out. Kim Hamilton is from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Loves nature and poems on faith. more…

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Discuss the poem Ben - Old but Gold with the community...

  • Davismatt926
    LikeReply 126 days ago
  • yonashagos
    On Easter day of this year, I have been to Kim's home visiting her and her pets, both Ben and April (a dog and cat respectively). The connection she has with them is amazing and she explained it perfectly in her poem. Great job Kim!!! 
    LikeReply26 days ago
  • AIDA
    I absolutely love your poem "Ben - Old but Gold!" It is full of warmth, nostalgia, and a deep appreciation for the bond between a pet and their owner. The imagery of Ben running on Portrush Strand and enjoying his perambulator is so vivid and heartwarming. Your use of rhyme and rhythm flows beautifully throughout the poem, making it a joy to read.

    As for improvement suggestions, perhaps you could consider expanding on specific memories or moments you shared with Ben to add even more depth and emotion to the poem. Additionally, incorporating sensory details like the sound of Ben's snores or the feeling of his fur under your touch could enhance the reader's connection to the story.

    Overall, your poem is absolutely delightful and captures the preciousness of the bond between a pet and their owner. Keep up the fantastic work!
    LikeReply28 days ago


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