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.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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29 Responses to I’m Not a Pirate

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    Completely understand and agree with him! Bless!

  2. rosross says:

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

  3. lynn__ says:

    Your son and Roman made me smile…hugely 😀

  4. whimsygizmo says:

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

  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

  6. kanzensakura says:

    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.

  7. Glenn Buttkus says:

    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.

  8. jillys2016 says:

    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!

  9. I’m with Roman. Leave me be.

  10. Grace says:

    He is an assertive dog, smiles ~

  11. hypercryptical says:

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

  12. Singledust says:

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

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

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

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

  16. frankhubeny says:

    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.

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

  18. lillian says:

    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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