The Ballad Of Douglas The Dog

The Ballad Of Douglas The Dog ballad

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Douglas the dog
was a cute little chap
with a nice blue collar
and spots on his back,
with his puppy dog eyes
he would make you smile
and give him a hug
every once in a while.

He was very well known
for his bold and brave deeds
and he always helped out
any people in need.
He could often be seen
walking down the road
with people’s shopping
and other heavy loads.

He once helped a kitten
who was stuck up a tree
by climbing to the top
past a hive of busy bees,
then holding the baby
gently in his jaws
he struggled back down
to a round of applause.

Then there was the time
he swam out in the lake
to rescue some cookies
that his neighbour had baked.
She’d dropped the large tub
whilst crossing a bridge
but soon they were all
safely back in her fridge.

Everybody loved him
and patted his back
whenever the saw him
walking down the track.
The children would smile
and shout with joy
hugging his neck, saying,
“What a good boy!”

One day he fell ill;
had to stay in his bed,
so they took it in turns
to stroke his soft head.
Everyone worried
and did all they could
to help him get better
as quick as he could.

Before very long
he was back on his feet
and everyone cheered
as he walked down the street.
They hugged him and stroked him
and said he was ace
so he answered their praise
by licking their face.

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ALL POEMS ©2015 DARREN SCANLON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. * Words and music have always played a major role in my life. A life without being able to enjoy music and express in words would be, for me, empty and cold.I have been writing since age 16, some 30+ years now but have only recently started publishing my works. Since doing so in Dec 2013, I have published 4 novels and 5 volumes of poetry, (available on Amazon.co.uk).My words are my life. If they touch you in any way, if you are able to take something from them, then my work has achieved its goal and I am a happy man.Welcome to my world. Darren.
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