The Dogs of Mumbai: a poem by Jeanie Axton

 
July 31st, 2017

The dogs of Mumbai
are out at night
The song of India
clear and bright

Shades of brown
wander the streets
Kings in the dark
each has their beat

The dogs of Mumbai
friends to the poor
In the cold they give warmth
on the slums earthen floor

Street smart and clever
but not without heart
In the circle of life
they play their part

The dogs of Mumbai
Fight to survive
Food from the garbage
keeps them alive

Seasoned by time
ancient breeds never die
A legend each one
The dogs of Mumbai

Jeanie Axton lives with her husband Nick, two dogs, two cats and three chickens in the beautiful South East of South Australian Mt Gambier, famously known for its Blue Lake. A secondary teacher at a local Lutheran College, Jeanie has been dabbling in the area of children nonsense poems for many years. She expresses the comedy in animal antics and in her poetry.


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