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Puppy
By Ben Daniel
Genre: Poetry Level: Elementary 4-6
Year: 2006 Category: Bell Benton Memorial Poetry Award

Smothered in the smell of
Birth
Smooth rippling
Baby fat
Sinister, silky
Untamed, unkempt,
Curling mass of
Silver smooth curls
Enveloping the four-legged body.
Conserving unnamed energy
Growing muscle into
Vast, impeccable sizes.
Snout extending
Nose
Eyes
Ears
Senses sharpened to
A razor edge.

Eyes,
Soft
Caring eyes.
Though one spark
Those soft
Caring loving eyes
Fill to the brim with
Hatred and
Rage
The muscles quivered
His lip curled into a snarl
Followed by a
Bloodcurdling howl
A howl that pierced the
Puppy's ever so happy
Reputation
Hackles raised, muscles tense
This is no puppy any more
Wolf.

 
About the Author: Ben Daniel attends Girdwood Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.
 

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