I like the way Donna at Mainely Write offers some background for a lot of her poems, so I decided to follow her example and explain my thinking that led to this post. The idea for a list poem came from “Elsie” as she shared one on her blog.
I love this picture of our dog Maggie. It is a photo that was altered with the Waterlogue app. Looking into those deep brown eyes, you can see her trusting, sweet soul.
What Maggie is NOT:
Who Maggie IS:
blanket of fur with feathery-haired legs
nervous pacer when ill at ease
barking announcer when visitors come
tidy roommate with good cleaning habits
gentle licker of grandbaby’s head
enthusiastic traveler on short or long trips
quiet beggar at the dinner table
faithful companion who follows from room to room
compassionate listener in good times and bad
trusting dependent with boundless love
best dog ever, just right for us