Lost Dog

Lost Dog


The frost was nipping at my toes

So I knew how cold he was feeling

The lone, collarless dog by the lamp post

was undoubtedly shivering


I looked in the store windows

and scanned newspaper classifieds

Looking for Lost Dog pleas

Hoping to make someone gratified


I talked to passers by

and made some calls

there was no luck to be had

I was hitting brick walls


The dog looked up at me

with his sad doleful eyes

I picked him up holding him tight

and walked home with my star prize


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


Word Prompts:




Photo by Jorge Fernández on Unsplash

This poem should warm your heart. Today’s Word Prompts got me thinking about all the stray dogs out there in ghastly winter weather.  Bless them.  I hope they find shelter ❤️

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  16 comments for “Lost Dog

  1. December 2, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Love it. ❤️ Christine, once again we wrote on similar themes. This is really uncanny! 😲

    • Christine Bolton
      December 3, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Yes, our minds always go down the same path 🙂❤️ it is uncanny. To be honest I couldn’t think of any other time I use “doleful” unless it relates to a child or a dog 💕

      • December 3, 2018 at 10:29 am

        Same here! Dogs really can be doleful! ❤️

      • Christine Bolton
        December 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

        Yes, those big puppy dog eyes ❤️

  2. December 1, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Happy ending… <3 xo

    • Christine Bolton
      December 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Yes, as someone else said “A win-win”

  3. Christine Bolton
    December 1, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Thank you Sadje 🙂

  4. December 1, 2018 at 12:43 am

    A very sweet poem.

  5. November 30, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    awwwwww win-win!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 30, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks so much! I thought so too 🙂

  6. November 30, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    touching poem … people often care more about animals than their kids 🙁

    • Christine Bolton
      November 30, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      I love them all kids, grandkids and all our dogs! 🙂

      • November 30, 2018 at 10:06 pm

        lol I can tell about the dogs, you write their stories well 🙂
        Waiting to hear about the grandies 🙂

      • Christine Bolton
        November 30, 2018 at 10:18 pm

        I have two…they like that I write poetry and sometimes rhyme with me. So cute!

      • November 30, 2018 at 10:20 pm

        that is indeed special!

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