Mad Dogs and Englishmen #2

Fake News

a Cockapoo
went missing yesterday,
snatched from the village street
in broad daylight.

caused a frenzy.
made it onto Facebook,
picture as well,
47 likes,
23 comments.

Parish Council,
County Council,
Outsiders,
Local Police,

they all copped it.

it was down to
potholes,
street lighting,
street parking,
council tax,
(£2000 to have your bins emptied?)

it went viral,
to neighbouring hamlets.
dogs everywhere placed
under lock and key.

turned out to be
a false alarm.

the dog walked back
into the house
8 hours later.

just fancied a wander.

came home because
it was hungry.

© Davy D 2017

30 Comments

darn. the funny side of this and the deep deep side. such a clever poem, Davy!

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You have a great sense of humour, Davy! Needed this so much.

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Fact, Fiction, or Fantasy? An excellent light-hearted way of demonstrating a serious thesis, Davy.

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A funny but accurate portrayal of real life and how, sometimes, we create our own crisis.

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Well done, Davy. You evoked my smile…and a nod. Right on….

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It has been a difficult week for you. My prayers are with you Mr. D.

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You said it all in the title “Don’t believe everything you read.” A humorous way to make the point!

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Hahaha, oh this is cute, funny, clever, smart… everything. What an excellent way to talk about real issues, Davy.

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Thank you Mr. S. It is small condolence, but the actions of the people after and in response inspire us.

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Thank you Mr. S. It is small condolence, but the actions of the people after and in response inspire us.

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My teachers always said my sarcastic humour would land me in trouble. You said it all in the title “Don’t believe everything you read.

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