The Sanusi Family Had a Dog

The Sanusi Family Had a Dog

My passion for canines was terrific.
The day he became part of th’ family,
the house was chaotic, confused, and hectic,
that none could touch his furry hair, but me.

He was so beautiful. We named him Tim.
But th’ family had big grudges for dogs-
Why? Muslim families are muslim
families– The laws detest hounds and hogs.

But this soon passed. He was unique, maybe
unusual, but young Tim won all their hearts
too quick. They’ll have big quarrels o’er who sees
to his diet, or walks him out to Marts.

This too soon passed. That Sunday in his Kennel,
we met him lying in a pool of blood.
His skull squashed to the wall. He smelled like hell.
No one’d the slightest idea what had trod

that harshly on the lowly dog. I shed
tears, shouted, I complained, blamed every soul.
None knew how much I hated how dogs howl,
so none will know I crushed the puppy’s head.

(c) ‘Wale Adewale S.



16 thoughts on “The Sanusi Family Had a Dog” by Adewale S. (@sailzeals)

  1. But at the beginning you said you had terrific passion now?…..lol. Loved the twist at the end.

    Well done!!!

  2. I had to make it look so to the family, bruv. You wanna kill your enemy? Become a friend of his.

  3. awwww… that was so wicked of you, (hope he haunts you)…lol
    very nice and easy to read.love it.
    well done

  4. Hahahahahahahah!!!!!! Sneaky one U are eh? Nice.

  5. -posh- his skull was brutally squashed to the wall! What kind of spirit haunts without his head? Haha.

    -ray- I had to bro. I was dying.

    1. hmm.. haven’t you seen headless zombies before?hahaha
      that will even be creepier.

  6. devil in a man…chei!!!

  7. Kai, Adewale, you didn’t need to reply that you did the killing now!! You for simply say ‘Na poetic persona do am’…but if you did,….damn! You na bad guy…Nice poem sha, the twist was really fast and interesting. Well done man…

  8. -Eddie- lol!
    Ok, that was just a poem. You know that kind of poem you do when you have a punchline ringing in your head for weeks? The Sanusi family never had a dog. Lol.

  9. This made for funny reading, but the rhythm threw me off. I couldn’t understand the placement of commas and paragraphs right in the middle of a sentence.

  10. Myne, the poem is in form. It is not a free verse. You’ll see that not only do the syllables of each line sum up to 10, they also are in 5 pairs of iambs. Those twists in the middle are enjabments.

    Did the rhythm really throw you off-guard?

  11. Lol! Yes if you want to win a monkey you behave like a monkey, my uncle did something like this to a feline creature very long ago.

  12. I’m sure the creature was a cat.
    No one fucks with a Lion!

    1. Yes oh a cat, lion ke?

  13. Lol. Bad uncle.

  14. hehehehehe Sail…..Badt guy.

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