A Princely Bite

poem by: Cecilia Crasto
Written on Nov 06, 2016

A young boy played in the garden one day
Running around so happy at play
The house belonged to his old aunt Mary
If truth be told she was quite contrary

Lying in ambush was Prince the hound
A more vicious beast could not be found
He had the boy lined up in his sight
And waited his turn for a juicy bite

The boy was oblivious to the danger so near
He frolicked and played without any fear
The dog inched closer his nose to the ground
And when the chance came he went for his pound

A man appeared and let out a roar
The poor aunt swooned and fell to the floor
Women came out and ran back to hide
Clutching their children close by their side

The dog belonged to a spoilt young belle
She loved that creature the hound from hell
But they came and took him it was all too late
Off he was led to meet his just fate!

This is a true story and happened to my younger brother many years ago, the dog belonged to our older cousin.


Tags: sad, rhyme, anger, scary,

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Christopher Russon commented:
It is sad but when a pet starts biting they must go.Good poem.
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Christopher, and that dog did get rabies!
Maria Williams commented:
Sad for the boy, hope he didn't keep bad memories of the incident? Well written.
Frank byrne commented:
Another lovely poem Cecilia....I found my self chuckling at the dog stalking his "prey ".......sorry I found it funny....love your poems....hello from sunny Liverpool...haha!.....
Cecilia Crasto commented:
Thank you Frank, that is very kind, like you I try to see humor in every situation and quite often it got me in trouble!


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