Canine Nightmare

Sleep interrupted with a start.

Canine companion in full bark.

Seems no reason all quiet, dark.

Stroking I calm her racing heart.

Until the night terrors depart.

Before me she was on the streets.

Untrusting of those she did meet.

A threadbare, skinny, hungry waif.

Who in her dreams still feels unsafe.

Together demons we defeat.

Poppy the subject of this Poem.

This Décima was inspired by my canine friend Poppy. I got her 2 years ago after she had been picked up as a stray. She is fun, full of energy and it has taken a while to get her confidence up. She still has bad dreams though, heaven knows what happened to her before me, I hate to think about.

For Ronovan’s weekly Décima challenge – ‘Start’ in the A Rhyme. For instructions on how to write a Décima yourself follow this link.

11 responses to “Canine Nightmare”

  1. Well… together demons you defeat great team work

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    1. Most definitely a team in that one.


      1. Well…you two are lucky to have found each other

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  2. We had a cat who was like that; laid-back most of the time, but occasionally he would go all tense and we would have to calm him down.

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    1. Glad your cat felt your kindness

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  4. Beautiful, lovely words and photos. God bless you both. 💜

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    1. God bless you too and Poppy sends you a huge lick

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      1. Thank you and Poppy 💜

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