Cute, scruffy, wags tail
Bright-eyed, loyal- man’s best friend
Till its time for home.
Scratch ears, feed him scraps,
When he’s hurt and cannot move
He’s just some street dog.
In needy times if you won’t care,
Don’t give fake love, be on your way.
What you just read was a Senryu style poem!
The Senryu, is a Japanese style of poetry. The rhyming scheme is the same as a haiku (5-7-5).
Haikus are traditionally written about nature, where as, the Senryu is about human foibles. The Senryu maybe cynical or darkly humorous.
Let me know what you think of this poem and this form of poetry! 🙂