I’m Not a Pirate

A pirate’s eye patch
I won’t wear
Strap a peg toe on me
You shan’t dare

You think it’s funny
I don’t
Laugh all you will
Said Roman, I won’t


At dVerse Poets Pub today, Lillian is calling for a little anthropomorphism. I had to make mine 30 words in keeping with my self-imposed National Poetry Month challenge. This poem is what I imagine my dog Roman’s reaction is to my son’s suggestion that we dress him as a pirate for Halloween. The poor dog only has one eye and recently had to have a toe removed due to a tumor.



Filed under Family, Life, Poetry

29 responses to “I’m Not a Pirate

  1. Completely understand and agree with him! Bless!

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  2. Sometimes it really is a dog’s life. I hope he ran away.

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  3. Your son and Roman made me smile…hugely 😀

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  4. Awwww. Poor furry sweetie. Hopefully he didn’t have to wear the Cone of Shame.

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  5. Well done, 30 words and all! I have a dog named Marco. I tried to put him in a devil costume and though he lives up to it, he wouldn’t wear it even for a minute. LOL

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  6. Good for Roman for standing up for himself. Poor puppy has been through it and is handling it with much grace, I think. thank you for this huge smile, and blessings to Roman.

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  7. Glenn Buttkus

    A fun 30 word sprint; I agree that Roman, who does not seem to be a pup, has the right to be cranky with Junior. Dignity before servitude.

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  8. However, your son has a sense of humor! Roman, on the other hand, has teeth. HAHA! I had a friend who would dress up their little dog for every occasion. I’d visit and secret that costume into my pocket. No wonder the dog loved me best! Fun poem, Linda!

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  9. I’m with Roman. Leave me be.

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  10. He is an assertive dog, smiles ~

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  11. hypercryptical

    Good for Roman! Sometimes a dog needs to be assertive!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  12. oh he wants to wear his battle scar proudly – sweet and so imaginative thought but I do think precisely what Roman would say!

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  13. Alas, poor Roman, who will have no part of a toe peg and eye patch! Good for him. Thanks for the smile.

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  14. We are with Roman on this :o) xxx

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  15. Dressing up animals in human clothes says something about us that I’d rather not think about.

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  16. That eye patch might have been worth trying on briefly for a picture. I can see how Roman wouldn’t want it on for long.

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  17. I think dogs have their dignity… and a peg toe… never. (I don’t think Tabasco would accept that either… maybe a bandanna)

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  18. oh our pets do have personalities and they are members of the family. I agree with Roman — no costumes on dogs! 🙂

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