NaPoWriMo Day #29


Wednesday, April 29, 2020/Categories: Entries

NaPoWriMo Day #29

Poetry Day #29


Today our prompt was “Write a paean to the stalwart hero of your household: your pet.”

FYI – paean – song of praise or triumph

My poem will not be exactly that, but it is about a beloved pet named Winston. He was a wild man of a dog until my niece came along. He had lost his Great Dane buddy but then had a toddler that wooled him, hugged him, kissed him, talked to him, and he followed her everywhere being incredibly patient and gentle every minute.


I had been given a box of Poetry Magnets – as I mentioned at one point early on in this challenge, while I love to write, poetry has always been intimidating and something I didn’t think I could do. Had this box of magnets been filled with dirty words I am sure I would have come up with something immediately. Instead they were strewn across the refrigerator until the day I finally put a poem together. There is a blurry and hastily taken photo of that poem at the bottom of this along with an extra picture of Maggie and Winston. That remained on that fridge for years. I took the photo as packed up the magnets for a move.



Never has there been

A more honest connection

A girl and her dog



He will never retrieve

Or fetch

But she loves him

They play and eat


Investigate and cuddle

Beautiful little girl


Big black dog






In honor of Maggie, who I couldn’t possibly love more, and in memory of Winston, a crazy dog that turned out to be amazing.




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