lacking etiquette

he had me all wet

smoking my third cigarette 

lacking any etiguette

this weary brunet 

listing off his regrets

dead set on dancing a duet

 

 

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happy friday everyone..this is a poem from awhile ago, one of my most personal and i hope you dug it ..i also hope you have a glorious weekend ahead of you! I hope mine will be filled with dog walks, crafts, romance and sunshine. Maybe some Mass Effect playing if my boyfriend is lucky..

 

 

The Shirt off Your Back

Happy National Poetry Month!! It’s got me in the mood to go through some of my old poetry journals..I have only submitted one poem in my life to be published and i won the contest! That was such a great, natural high and SUCH a feeling of accomplishment. This was the poem:

quick to take the shirt off your back

i’ll give you that

But it slips through my hands

and lands on the floor

your gesture chills me to the core

it was not intended for me to keep

only to cling to while you sleep

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No Bad Dogs

I recently read a book, “No Bad Dogs” written by a total badass of a woman–Barbara Woodhouse. It was published in 1978 and it’s all about how to train your dog and get them show-ready. Parts of it were irrelevant to me since I’m not planning on putting Quasi in a dog show but she wrote some great advice for handling your dog in general. I thought I would share some gems from this book.

  •  For jumping up, the correction is to teach the dog to sit and stay on command and give it generous praise when it does not jump up.
  • Sharp movements with a choke chain (unfortunate name, I know) in conjunction with a thunderous voice to correct a bad behavior. (She points out that thick-linked chains are superior, as small-linked chains can hurt the dog)
  • Generous praise with good eye contact and scratching (as opposed to rubbing) when the dog is doing something well.
  • “WHAT a good dog” should be used when praising–the word “what” has a magical effect on a dog and produces an instant happy rapport.
  • Barbara points out that all dogs should have work to do, whether it’s tricks, obedience training or something more hardcore, like hunting. This occupies the dog’s mind and prevents behaviors such as stealing.

As the author states, “a dog is only what you make it:it mirrors you.”ImageImage

poem 1

I thought the end was near

waiting

i’ve lived my life in fear

 

I’ve felt my lover’s kiss

captivating

I’ve lived my life in bliss

 

I locked myself in a cage

starving

I’ve lived my life in rage

 

I’ve seen friends go extra miles

refreshing

I live life with a smileImage