Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Diana Perkins, irichard cederberg, iDavid Page, iAlbert Loren, iDavid Arthur Walters, iG M (Jerry) Roberts, iD. Enise, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Bonnie M Torrente

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 170 Titles
· 1,068 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

Bonnie M Torrente, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
by Jay Dubya

Enchanta (50,000 words) is an imaginative young adult fantasy novel for children eight to thirteen that adults could also enjoy. The story has lots of magic, adventure an..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
From Eulogy To Joy, An Anthology, compiled by Cynthia Kuhn B
by Maryanne Raphael

FROM EULOGY TO JOY is an anthology with personal stories of people who have lost a child, a spouse, sibling or close friend. Each person shares their pain and the li..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  G R A S S
  2.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3.  Love is Like a Flower
  4.  Water Kinda Runnin' Kinda Dim
  5.  A Little Drop of Rain
  6.  A Poem In MInd
  7.  Withdrawn...
  8.  Ominous
  9.  Hands On Arms Around
  10.  distant drama and mended wounds
  11.  You Don’t Know Me
  12.  The Liar
  13.  It's Simple
  14.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  15.  Facing the fuure
  17.  Blessed
  18.  association
  19.  A Husband, A Father & Friend
  20.  Freedom of Speech

Miss Josie and Doobie
by Bonnie M Torrente

Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Bonnie M Torrente
•  Take My Breath Away
•  Free Time
•  Shopping For Love
•  Secret Valentine
•  Caged
           >> View all 165

~   Miss Josie and Dubie   ~

Miss Josie and Dubie walked by every night,
Past the houses lined up side by side.
A New England setting, tiny and quaint,
Four seasons of them passing by.

An elderly woman, Miss Josie was,
A poor widow, who lived all alone.
Nineteen forty or so, the depression in tow,
Leaving cupboards as dry as a bone.

Not a penny to spare, was the smell in the air,
In this dark morn of hunger and tea.
Sipping it slow, warming old bones from snow,
Miss Josie, sat content with her steep.

A cry from the door, interrupted her chores,
As she approached, she heard a dog whine.
Riddled with fright, at this hour of the night,,
Who would pay her a call at this time?

Door cracked just an inch, so her small nose could pinch,
Its way through, for Miss Josie to see.
Low and behold, on the ground, in the cold,
Lay poor Dubie, on the stoop, in the sleet.

Like a thief in the night, Josie's neighbor took flight,
Leaving Dubie behind, when he went.
Waiting diligently, on the stoop, patiently,
The Lab stayed, until he was spent.

His black coat had a glaze, from the ice the rain made,
Miss Josie drug his body inside.
Unbeknownst to her heart, Dubie would be a part,
Of her life, till the day that she died.

They walked every night, around nine and in spite,
Of the elements, four seasons brings.
Never missing a day, whether sunny or gray,
Through winters of snow and wet springs.

Bundled up for the job, Miss Josie would nod,
To neighbors, who admired her kind deed.
Two friends strolling in stride, down the street ,side by side,
Both grateful the neighbor took leave.

They walked in the eves, of the New England breeze,
Content with the one, each adored,
Watching Year after year, I could see it was clear,
Why Miss Josie found Dubie that morn.



Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Judith Bailey 1/24/2005
True friends of the heart arrive when we need them... and these two souls met a common need-- love. This is a love story to read again and again.
Reviewed by John Hutchinson 1/24/2005
Kinda makes these old eyes mist up-thank you dear friend!
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/20/2005
How lovely...he sounds much nicer than my sister, but she's what i've got :}
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/20/2005
This is wonderful and reminds me of a dog that we took in because she was like Dubie and we still have her. What a treasure she is. Thanks for a beautiful story.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/19/2005
Fantastic story!
Reviewed by jude forese 1/19/2005
a wonderful tale of commitment, kindness and common concern ...
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.