#TSM 173 — Good Boy

In his eyes he’s a clown,
the one who makes them laugh,
makes them forget their flaws,
their worries, at least for awhile.
He is the scapegoat who makes
everyone feel good about themselves.

In their eyes, he’s a cheap thrill
A buffoon in make-up and big shoes
who’s lucky they are so generous
with their laughter.
Anyone can do his job.
He’s quickly forgotten
as they leave the tent.

In her eyes, he’s a sad sack
laughing on the outside but
she knows different. She
knows because she’s spurned
his unwavering, desperate love
for forever. “What idiot
would put up with my cruelty
for a decade?” she asks her
chubby bearded face in the mirror.

But in Buddy’s eyes, there now
is another matter. Buddy sits
and stays. Buddy listens.
Buddy knows everything.
To Buddy, he is a god –
and living proof god exists.

 

Shay is today’s host at The Sunday Muse.  Shay says:
This week’s offering is an artwork in the “naive” style by artist Guido Vedovato. This one is entitled “Self-Portrait With Accordion.” Take a look, write a poem, link, visit, enjoy!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol anne says:

    Love this! Very cool poem! ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      🙂 Thank you!

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  2. robtkistner says:

    Such is the faithful love of a dog. I miss my Edgrrr so! This is wonderful Lisa… 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I miss my Chaun also. Thanks much, Rob.

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  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love the different eye views painted here Lisa! Perfect for a self portrait! Brilliant!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Carrie 🙂

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    Buddy sees past the flaws, and loves him still. Buddys are funny that way.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Beverly 🙂

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  5. Very lovely poem 👌🌷 happy Sunday 🙏🌷😊

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. So welcome 🌹🙏🌹

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  6. Sadje says:

    Beautiful take. So heartfelt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome ☺️

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  7. fireblossom32 says:

    LoL @ the cruel bearded lady! And yay for Buddy, true blue pal!

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  8. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    That was really good…kinda sad but really good.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Max. It’s what I saw in the picture.

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  9. Gillena Cox says:

    Guess Buddy has it all. The miles if road and his master’s music

    Good Sunday

    Much❤love

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think you’re right, Gillena. Happy Sunday.

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  10. peppermint says:

    Very sad, but lifted up some at the end.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Peppermint.

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  11. Helen Dehner says:

    Life on the road, under the tent ~~ not for the feint of heart .. except for Buddy the Dog who sees all, knows all. I love your poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Helen.

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  12. wyndolynne says:

    That last line was a punch in the gut…masterful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Wyndolynne, thank you and glad you connected with the story.

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  13. Sherry Marr says:

    Thank heaven for Buddy. Smiles.

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  14. hedgewitch says:

    You capture the carnival feel of life, its thrills and its gutting disappointments, and also the glow of a disinterested love that is absolute. Perspective is everything here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback.

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