Lumpkin’s Day


[Sketch title: Lumpkin in the Tall Grass.  Artwork by PMu.  Image used with the gracious permission of the artist.  Please visit her site at and click on “doodles” to see her absolutely fantastic sketches!]


Lumpkin scratches whines and begs
while sitting by the door
there’s flowers, trees and bugs outside
oh so much to explore!

and when he fin’ly gets his wish
he races to and fro
with so much world for him to see
where should that poor pup go?

he chases dragonflies and then
digs for a bit in mud
and then he romps and wrestles
with another puppy bud

too soon the sun bids day adieu
the pup heads back indoor
there’s still so much to see and do
tomorrow there’ll be more!

and soon he’ll need to go to bed
another time of joy
for though he may not get to run
he’ll snuggle with his boy…
…but only after a bath, of course!


A note about the artwork:  I recently discovered the website, and I was blown away by the artist’s unique style of sketching.  All of her sketches/doodles are beautifully done, but this puppy really made me happy…primarily because I have a 6 year old son who is absolutely in LOVE with dogs…and this sketch shows a dog who clearly loves to get in a bit of mischief…much like my son!

The artist asked that if I make any money from this poem, that I make a donation to The Clock Tower Sanctuary from the proceeds.  As this blog is public, and I have as yet to make any money from any of my poems, I would like to invite you, my readers, to make donations directly.  You can find them on the internet here.  The Clock Tower Sanctuary is a UK based organization that helps homeless youth.


NaBloPoMo Day 16