Note from dog: This is my attempt at my first sonnet. This was difficult for me, dog, who had to ask owner how a sonnet worked.
What gives my furry heart to start to beat
My four paws patter to your open arms
With happy grin my mouth hangs opens to greet
For now you are home; I put on my charms
Shall I cuddle close or push you away
You give me bounding love; I return same
Walks abound every day; there’s also play
Alas, wasn’t this way before you came
For I was found wandering streets alone
On cold December day you came for me
Brought me to your place; I now call my own
Have you now wrapped around my paw you see
Thou art my best friend till my final end
Saying my good-bye will be hard to send
I love dinosaurs from small to big.
I love their prehistoric look.
Their Large frames; their bony skin.
Some could have been feathery.
I love the herbivores: Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus,
The meater-eaters: Albertosaurus, Compsognathus,
Gallimimus, Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor.
I love reading them in books; seeing them in movies;
Dreaming about them when I was a kid.
I sometimes wish I could meet a herbivore live
To pet, to hear how they sound.
Or go back in time as by-stander just watch them
Amble or stomp along the prehistoric world.
But, I guess for now I will play with just my dinosaur toys.
Would bring joy to my heart
To soothe my aching soul
At the time you came singing
I was lost for words
On different plane than you
There was no way to match how I felt
Could I find words to win you
For your singing what brought me joy at last
No love has found my door; to my heart
Not one has penetrated deeply
To stir the feelings within
To take the next step onward
Living together side by side
Enjoying each other company
My door remains close
Not one has come a calling
No love has come to me
To test the spark to begin
The relationship journey
Will the door ever open to someone?
I woof you
I love (paw print) you
Free (wet) kisses
Melt my heart (paw print)
You make my tag wag
Those are my Valentine’s Day toys
I squeak loudly to say I love you
I lost my love beyond the wild hills
Over far reaches of distant seas
Where one can travel only by ship.
Her dress made of frills
She will not wait for me
For I am not rich with a flagship.
Moon has come
Rising high above my head in
Glowing, radiant light spreading the
Milky light shining down in darken evening,
Your beams mesmerized me or
They beckon with their airy arms saying, “come
Let me gather you in,
Wash you with my light before the
Darkness dissipate to morning”,
I have come
I bury myself within your light; when
Will you come again in your fullest as you’re
Roundness hasn’t diminished for I looked
On coming days and have to wait for
You come or
Enjoy your company til it lasts; I come
My arms out strech to hold you without
Worrying when it will end without warning,
Evening begans to wane we gives kisses
To each other and
Wait for dawn. Dawn welcomes
As you slip away again, you’ll
Wave your airy arms as I find
There is no way to keep you close here.
One last look before
As you dip under the rising sun, I see you
One last time and
Now gone till another time the
Days and nights I oftener
Think the world of you
Call for you to come
But, not fast you’re not here
I think of how I miss the
Sweet lips, in time what more
Can I say; I’ll
Love you as I have adore
Every moon beam sent from you.
This poem uses the last word from a poem called “A Welcome” by Thomas O. Davis