Friday, January 11, 2013

Thank You For Your Service

An Ode to Bob the Dog.

He was curled up beneath her seat
But then arrived with unwanted feet

He lunged out and made them scatter
She thanked him with a hotdog platter

He was homeless and unafraid
With loads of nicks and scars inlaid
All he wanted to do was roam
As he walked another sot home

But now our fearless friend has retired
He's gotten old and is just too tired

He sleeps outside a white duplex
No longer current in anyone's text

Who will fill your enormous shoes
and instinctively know just what to do?

Pictures will be drawn and stories will be told
About a dog named Bob, a dog so BOLD


— Brenda Hawley


When asked who the most famous person in Barra de Navidad, Mexico is, the reply is unanimous — Bob the Dog. The Bar None Group thanks Brenda Hawley for her rhyming couplets in honor of Bob and for her poetic contributions to the original Bar None Anthology and its' follow up Take Two.