He Was Just a Good Dog



Poncho Pete was just a good dog,
A perfect companion for a child,
Always spending time as friends,
Making a young boy smile.

We would wander the canyons together,
Taking pleasure in the warm summer days,
Exploring each rock and crevice,
Eagerly on, in our happy innocent ways.

Poncho and I loved to wrestle,
"Rough games," mother would say,
Teeth would encompass my arms,
My furry friend knew fair play.

At the camp baseball games,
Poncho joined me on the bleachers,
Sitting calm and quiet the game through,
Never leaving my side, loyalty like so few.

He was just a good dog,
As I travel the memories of my mind,
He was a perfect friend and companion,
One who still trots close behind.

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Submitted on May 27, 2015

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AXXX XBXB XCXC XXDD AEXE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 666
Words 124
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Omajean Lewis

Born in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl days, growing up during the early days of the Texas Oil Fields observing WW11 as a child, graduating from high school and marrying in the early fifties, raising two children, Tonya and Brenton through the sixties and seventies and taking care of her parents and parent-in-law through the nineteen nineties has given Oma Lewis a unique perceptive on life. When not busy traveling and enjoying her family with her husband Dalton of 59 years, Oma is active as an artist, photographer, and writer. more…

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