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10:44 p.m. Wednesday Evening

The dog jumps up from a deep sleep
and with a low growl, announces to no-one in particular,
her presence.

As if anyone could forget for a moment, while she slept,
that she even existed.
As if anyone for one moment, could erase her noble face
from their memory.
As if someone, for one moment, may have forgotten that she,
and no-one else, was standing guard, protecting all that was sacred.

She closes her eyes, and curls herself into a tight ball.
She knows she can go back to sleep, mission accomplished.
She will rest well, knowing now
that her dignified presence is immortalized within my poem.

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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My name is Theresa, I love to write and read poetry. My favourite poet is Billy Collins. I am mainly inspired to write by everyday happenings or feelings, and I often write with some humour or sarcasm. My travel experiences have also influenced my writing, some of my favourite places to travel have been Cuba, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa. I was born in Canada but I am now living and teaching in the Middle East. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions on any of my poems. more…

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