poetry critical

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Random Poem:


“All right!” I decided, “That’s enough for a day”
One whole chapter done in a go…not bad I say
Little Angel heard me and got it all wrong
And was dragging me to the door before long
Hey! Breaks are not meant for taking puppies for a run
Especially not when Rachel and Phoebe are out to get some fun
Not that I expected Miss Angel to care
You see defiance is hard for egoistic puppies to bear
So out went the two of us, a scene to behold
A bizarre little sight indeed, as sources have told
A cheerful little puppy and a girl sick of self-pity
One bouncing ‘bout with joy, the other cursing the whole city
Then the little one decided to exacerbate my already bad mood
Who was to remind her that breaking into sudden runs is rude
There she was galloping ahead like a horse, huge and grand
With me being dragged along, her leash in my hand
It was not like I wasn’t enjoying it, the cool tickling my face
Actually it was fun, trying to keep up to her tornado pace
I ran along, all mood-swings forgotten
Admiring the same old weather which minutes ago seemed rotten
“Stop, Angie, STOP…I am tired!” I declared
“Catch up sis, catch up” my little pal sneered
“Hold on, Angel, I cant…..noooooooooo”
“C’mon sis, speed!…There is a long way to go”
I accepted her challenge and gave it another go
Building up my energies to outrun my friend-turned-foe
On and on we went, almost forgetting about our little fray
With onlookers cheering us, all along the way
I pulled my brakes, came to a halt, with Angel on my side
Wagging her tail, gasping for breath…cuteness personified
I stood there: victorious, tired, wavering, all ready to sink
While Angel licked my toe, giving me that typical knowing wink
My eyes darted back to the point where I had almost given in
Had I surrendered at that time…how was I to win?
I gave Angel a little squeeze and broke into a smile
After all, this little one had showed me the secret behind that extra mile!
“Alright!” I decided, “That’s not enough for a day
A little chapter done all at once…I can do better, what say?

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