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The Bodyguard


The Bodyguard

I opened my eyes, listening intently.
What had I heard? Why did I wake?
I let out my breath, softly, slowly.
Silence reigned.

Snuggling back under the sheets,
I closed my eyes, and the shroud of sleep
Slipped over my head as I drifted away
In my dreams.

The birds were stirring in the trees,
A touch of orange streaked the sky,
The faintest rustling of the leaves,
Daylight breaking.

I lay awhile and savoured the dawn,
Relished the crispness of the breeze.
My dog lay curled against my back,
Sleeping soundly.

I swung my feet down to the floor,
Fastened my robe against the chill,
And there, protruding from under the bed,
Was an adder – dead.



Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

12 thoughts on “The Bodyguard

  1. EEK! Thank heavens for your bodyguard, Adee!
    Good morning πŸ™‚


  2. Brilliant, didn’t expect the ending πŸ™‚


  3. Eeeeeeeeeek……I would have had a heart attack!


    • I had a family of Natal Blacks living in the bottom of the spare room cupboard once. At the same time I had two GSD’s and nine puppies. We all co-existed and left one another alone.


  4. whew. that dog would have ate like a king…smiles.


  5. All the weird stuff that I write and you just freaked me out! LOL


  6. wow! what a wonderful dog


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