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Puppy Dog

Puppy Dog

Did I do it good enough?
Did I beat him down enough?
Did I shred his soul enough?
Was my tone sufficiently rough?

Aye my love

You saw the cut, done by me
You saw his pain, done with glee
Now I beseech, nay implore thee
Did he bleed enough?

Aye my love

Target hated?
Properly sated?
Sufficiently berated?
Now elated?
A question first, 'til you bleed for me, love:
Am I damned enough?

Style / type: 
Free verse
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Last few words: 
For the brown-nosers in the world and those who support their quest to hurt. revision 3/9: incorporated Jess's suggestion for additional closing lines. I like the wording, but am not totally happy about the flow problem that it might have created. Any suggestions?
Editing stage: 


No criticism, except I found the title a touch creepy, lol.
Good stuff, portraying a troll in such terms, well done.

Respectfully, Race

"Laws and Rules don't kill freedom: narrow-minded intolerance does" - Race-9togo

beautifully word-crafted. The emotional impact, wow! The vitriol is palpable!

You know I am going to be a cheeky bloody elf and suggest it could use two last lines, and even suggest what they could be.

And now my love
bleed for me.

A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'

This was actually written about several situations which had happen in the past. In short, a bully, and the woman who supported him, and praised him like a puppy. I suppose it could be extrapolated to include all people who hurt others just to make themselves feel important and try to justify their existence, attempting to feel good about themselves.

@ Jess T - you're more than welcome to add anything you like, you know that. I'd love to hear what you come up with! By the way, I love that Rushdie quote.

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"And now my love
bleed for me."

A new workshop on the most important element of poetry-
'Rhythm and Meter in Poetry'

yeah, it took me a bit to figure that out. Tried to work it in, but not sure how well it worked with the original flow.

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Dear Jess,

ouch! whoever reads this and sees themselves in this?

I really liked the conversation style, and the reply "aye my love" nailed it my friend.

The closing line works for me:

"Am I damned enough..."

This is such a great write, and yet in such a simple style.



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