Tinner | Teen Ink


March 20, 2013
Jennarator GOLD,
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Favorite Quote:
"Always remain positive, if it doesn't make you feel better, it will annoy enough people to be worth the effort"

Oh, the decrepit old thing
Always sniffing the ground.
Maybe he knows something;
Although his eyes lack an intelligent glow.

He has worn trails under his paws
And walks them every day.
His days of exploring are far from over,
Or so he once thought.

Every now and then he’ll stop to look;
Or excitedly hobble to somewhere.
Where he is going or what he’s looking for
Is unbeknownst, even to him.

He lies down often,
Which is strange considering the action ails him.
Dreaming of younger days,
Or perhaps the afterlife.

The author's comments:
This was written in the fall before my beloved 15 year old dog Tinner died. This poem basically just observes his odd behavior as an old dog.

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