Tonight we have a guest poet on Metaphor. It’s our dog, Brookie. I asked her to share a poem in honor or her one year anniversary with our family. She was adopted July 23, 2012. She’ll be two years old in October.
I bark because of the birds
in the grass and above on the wires
and how they dance away
or fly and disappear
when I want to be close
I bark because of the people
and the dogs I can smell
going by on the street
and how they keep moving past
always do not stop and play
So I bark being so often
acquainted with disappointment
but also because of the sunshine
and my good food and my toys
and how much I feel all this joy
Brookie composes with a #2 pencil on a yellow legal pad. She blogs at http://brookiestrials.blogspot.com/
and she’s on Tumblr at
I’ve suggested she cut the cord with Blogger and go with Tumblr full time. It’s really more her style. I guess she’s thinking about it.
The names of her blog and tumblr site were inspired by the title of a book, Nop’s Trials by Donald McCaig, and by the lyrics of the old hymn What A Friend We Have in Jesus. The term trials, in dog circles, refers to competitions for herding dogs, obedience competitions, and similar events. Obviously, it’s a metaphor.
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Joyful Noise by Kyle Kimberlin is licensed
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NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
I know, right? Now if I can just get her to stop eating her writing supplies…
That is the most adorable dog I have seen in a long time. She is a good poet as well.