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by Intuey
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Comedy · #2219555
A human tries to quiet a dog's incessant bark!

The dog would not stop barking!
With a smile I humored him,
There's no sense in all of that.
For reasons unknown, this did not quiet him.
So good humor turned into gentle nudging,
Stop that now.
With mocked disdain toward me, he casually glanced,
then promptly turned his head and continued to bark!
For my problem was clearly seen
I tried to reason like any normal human being,
except it was directed toward a dog!
Now, don't get me wrong. My dog is a baby
who happens to have fur.
But like any good momma
patience must come first.
And it did. But OH, now? Now, it was clearly gone!
Like nails on a chalkboard,
the barking continued to grate.
Damn it! Buddy, shut the hell up!
My last nerve was starting to fray.
This dog was going to become a statistical stray.
I swear, if you don't shut-up, you're going to be sorry!
Somehow this dog knew this warning was his last
he promptly shut his mouth and his sass!
This is why dogs are still walking the world today.
They know their trained human's limits on the word, stay!

(26 Lines)
Entered into "The Humorous Poetry Contest [18+]
(Tied Win)
Written for April 19th "The Writer's Cramp [13+]
Begin your story or poem with this line, bolded:
The dog would not stop barking.
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