I’ll Take Them All

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet:  Lannet
The “Lannet” is a variant of the sonnet, as it consists of 14 lines. There is a strict syllable count of 10 per line. It has NO END-LINE RHYMING SCHEME. Only internal rhyme is allowed. There is no requirement of meter for a Lannet.

Why can’t I rescue them all, small to tall,
eyes beseeching me to give them a chance.
Old dogs are resigned, don’t get their hopes up.
They know they are long in the tooth, a truth
that keeps adoption a distance away.
Look at that sleek brown hound prancing and proud,
or terrier jumping to be noticed.
They yip, they yap, sometimes they wear a smile.
They ask freedom from cages, and someone
to love and pet them, let them be part of
your life. Promises of loyalty, and love–
they will even indulge your naming them.
Bells jingle, shoppers wish in window fronts.
I want to rescue them all, small to tall.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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