Your browser does not support script
Pagan Poetry



9798 Poems



(View Teen Poems)
Past 48 Hours
(Newest on Top)


Janus Vision

The Hermit's Lantern: Autumn Equinox

Scotland Independent County Family Tribes

The Night

Blocking doors building broken faith soft set scor


Post Your Poetry







 Witchvox Chapter: Local Poetry   Chapter Page Views: 21,911,132  

Poeem Specs

VxPoem ID: 43303

Category:
society_culture

Posted: December 2nd. 2012 3:37:15 PM

Views: 334

The Court Cards in Domestic Animals

by Radko Vacek

Age Group: Adult


If a man's home is his castle,

Then his pet is his Page, and the pet's master

Is its King, and its mistress its Queen.

If one of its Monarchs has a charming "wand"

Of beef jerky to treat it, and a cup

Full of water for it, its tail is up

And wagging. If the pet gives them loyalty,

They might give it everything in return, as did Byron

To his dog: "Beauty without vanity,

Strength without insolence, courage without ferocity,

And all the virtues of man without his vices."

But love without money is not enough.

The pet with the tag of gold

Is like a well-stuffed animal to behold,

And one guarded by a Knight with a sword

Is one adorable, and therefore is adored.

But a pet guarded by a Knight with a stick

Has a guard hardly equipped to do the trick

Of keeping it safe and secure,

An "Oh boy! " situation for sure!

A pet with eyes like upside down cups

Begging out of hunger is poor

Indeed, in another "Oh boy! " situation.

A King with a sword of abuse,

And a Queen with a coin of neglect,

Whose dog is just a means to use

As a watchdog, clearly are "Oh boy !!"

But a panting Page without security

Hardly is an occasion for joy!

To help your pets go all the way,

It takes love, but also money,

Or else you do them injustice.




Author's Notes: This is a quote from Byron's "Epitaph to a Dog."


Author's Location: Toledo, Ohio
More Poems: Radko Vacek has posted 403 additional poems- View them?
Contact Me Via Email...

Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales

To send a private email message to Radko Vacek...

Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.

Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.


State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission

Pagan Essays
1996-2014





Pagan Web
8,000 Links





Pagan Groups
Local Covens etc.





Pagan/Witch
80,000 Profiles














Home - TWV Logos - Email US - Privacy
News and Information

Chapters: Pagan/Heathen Basics - Pagan BOOKS - Traditions, Paths & Religions - Popular Pagan Holidays - TV & Movies - Cats of the Craft - Festival Reviews - Festival Tips - White Pages (Resources) - Issues/Concerns - West Memphis 3 - Witch Hunts - Pagan Protection Tips - Healing Planet Earth

Your Voices: Adult Essays - Young Pagan Essays - Pagan Perspectives (On Hold) - WitchWars: Fire in the Craft - Gay Pagan - Pagan Parenting - Military - Pagan Passages

Pagan Music: Pagan Musicians - Bardic Circle at WitchVox - Free Music from TWV

Vox Central: About TWV - Wren: Words, Wrants and Wramblings - Guest Rants - Past Surveys - A Quest for Unity

Weekly Updates: Click HERE for an index of our weekly updates for the past 6 years

W.O.T.W. - World-Wide Networking

Your Town: A Link to YOUR Area Page (The largest listing of Witches, Pagans, Heathens and Wiccans on the Planet)

VoxLinks: The Pagan Web: 8,000 Listings

Your Witchvox Account: Log in Now - Create New Account - Request New Password - Log in Problems

Personal Listings: Pagan Clergy in Your Town - Adult Pagans - Young Pagans - Military Pagans

Events: Circles, Gatherings, Workshops & Festivals

Covens/Groups/Orgs: Local Groups Main Page

Other LOCAL Resources: Local Shops - Regional Sites - Local Notices - Global/National Notices - Local Skills & Services - Local Egroups - Political Freedom Fighters

Pagan Shopping: Online Shops Index - Original Crafters Sites - Auction Sites - Pagan Wholesalers - Pagan Local Shops



Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.

Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.

Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren’s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches’ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.

Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.

Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
Log in...

Your Email:


Password:


Stay In?

Create Account

GET Password

GET Help

Poem Search







Top 13 Poems
New Past 7 Days

(most viewed)

Bee's Ride Cutey - 30

Dark and Black - 23

Obstruction Civil Torte - 20

Brokenheart - 19

Prayer of the Mystic - 19

Mental Illness - 18

My Exquisite Pain - 18

Scotland Independent County Family Tribes - 17

This True Magic! - 13

Blocking doors building broken faith soft set scor - 13

Chances - 12

Obstruction Civil Torte - 10

Seasons - 10