My black dog
returned today,
just keeps
following me
everywhere I go.
He is relentless.
I look down
at my feet,
and there he is.
I look to my left
and glance to my right
There he is again.
As I walk down the street
I sense something behind me,
I turn to look over my shoulder
and there he is stalking,
keeping pace.
He never growls
never barks,
in fact
he has never even tried to bite me
or even strike out with his bared teeth.
Still I don’t want him near me
but I just can’t shake him
or scare him off long enough
to be done with him.
So he just sits there
dogging me,
a constant unwanted irritation,
my uninvited companion
who forces me to think
on things
that I should just leave
well enough alone.


Sometimes the edge seems like a comforting thought …….

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  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanabout 3 years ago

    Great atmosphere here !!!!!! instant fav !

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 3 years ago

    How beautiful dear Trudi- I hope that Black Dog smiles soon. XXX

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 3 years ago

    What a fantasy mind.. Love your work Trudi

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 3 years ago

    Just exceptional. Totally stunning!

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding work, dear Trudi!

  • Ian David Soar
    Ian David Soarabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful :)

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and writing Trudi. I recommend that you invite him in – talk to him – get to know him and maybe even love him. The only way to be rid of him.
    big hugs

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Hello Trudi….SUPERB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 3 years ago

    A very touching and thought provoking image Trudi! The Black Dog…. Winston Churchill summed him up very well!
    You have depicted that essence of intense self despair, deep depression…extreme darkness here. A wonderful work of art, that I feel will impact on many!!

  • polly470
    polly470about 3 years ago

    Spectacular Trudi..could look at it for ages…what great work!!

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