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Alone in Maine, at the mercy of my dog

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jbowie
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0 posted 02-18-2000 11:46 AM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie


of course I am concerned for my safety. How many times can I be abused and misled by my faithless dog before I break from this vicious cycle.
     Winter is full on hard here in Maine. And my dog, I think, believes I am lazy or that I have lost interest in playing. He brings me a splintered drool covered stick,and I, without feeling, smack it from his mouth and say "you already went out". I could see in his eyes the pain that quickly turned to hatred fueled by our close quarters as cabin fever started to settle on his doggie brain. I fell asleep and he started on his develish ministries. He toe nail clacked his way to the bathroom and got the big bottle of ether off the sink(oh as if you don't have one! you with those eyes, how dare you accuse me!!!)
Then with the rag I used to clean up an early morning mistake(which he said was my fault cause I drink to much and wont get up to let him out the lying dog) he bent over me and grinned as I went into a further ether bent deep sleep.
    The instruments clancked back into the tray as he viwed his work. Tail wagging, he removed the surgical restraints and arranged me back into my position in my chair.
    I awoke feeling pain all over. Uncoordinated and feeling disembodied, I drag limped back into my bathroom and cried out at the vision in my mirror. My face was streched into a cone, flaps of skin streched from my head to look more doggish. He had broken my legs and bent the awkwardly like his own, even moving my thumb up to hang uselessly like his dewclaws. When I tried to speak it was a growl. I could hear his soft panting laughs, and finally I broke into a pathetic howl.
    The wind outside battered new fine snow against the windows, and as he gazed across the thickly iced lake, a smile broke across his face.
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Denise
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1 posted 02-18-2000 03:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

...and then you woke up, right? Tell me you woke up.....this was just a dream, right? hehehehe    

Excellent writing! I was captivated from the first word through to the last!

Denise
Nan
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2 posted 02-18-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The "Mainiac" is Back!!!
I love seeing our original members resurface... Still got that feisty dog, I see...

Marilyn
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3 posted 02-18-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I loved this! Enjoyed every word. We have another forum suited to this kind of work. The prose forum is in need of more talented writers like yourself. We would be honored by your presence there.  
WhtDove
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4 posted 02-18-2000 11:17 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I liked it, and I agree with Marilyn. This is not a poem and it should be in the prose forum! I think everyone in there would enjoy it!  

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One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
Rich Mullins
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5 posted 02-18-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Well, James! You've joined us with a vengence tonight! LOL  I truly enjoy your 'vivid' mind, but as the good ladies Marilyn and WhtDove stated, you would knock 'em dead in Prose. If you'd like the guidelines, I can email them to you... I look forward to reading more from you! And again, nice to see you back here!
Saxoness
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6 posted 02-19-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

remind me to never get a dog

 "Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot

 
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