Roma, a poem by Jeanie Axton

 
October 19th, 2016

This fortnight’s poem is about Roma the happy Labrador who loves to go to the dog beach at O’Sullivans Beach, south of Adelaide.

Roma  

I’m so excited
Really can’t wait
Were nearly there
Not a moment late

Around the bend
I can see the sand
Sniff the sea
Life is grand

Open the door
Of with the leash
Salt in the air
At the dog beach

Running and jumping
Wind on my nose
Tongue hanging out
Sand in my toes

Meeting my friends
Sniffing their butts
Chasing each other
Going nuts

Into the water
It’s doogy turf
Over the waves
For a bit of a surf

Time on the beach
With all my dog friends
Is time I want
Never to end

 

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.

Jeanie’s poems will be published to dogslife.com.au every fortnight.


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