Poetry is Necessary

15 Nov

Bongo checking out a parked bikeI headed to my trails and found a bike parked there. This doesn’t happen very often.

Most of the bikes that come to my trails go on my trails.

But this bike is different – in more ways than one.

I see lots of people put stickers on their cars, but I don’t usually see them on bikes.

Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one on a bike on my trails before.

But this bike must be special.

It’s a poetry bike.

"Poetry is Necessary" sticker on bike

This bike says poetry is necessary.

Does that mean I have to write poetry?

Is it as necessary as eating, or sleeping, or going on walks on my trails?

Okay, I guess I’ll write a poem.


Bikes that write poetry

Are found to be rare

But a dog that writes poems

Can be worse than a bear


Wait a minute! What happened there?

Those words just came out. They’re not what I wanted to say.

That poetry writing took right over and started writing its own words.

Maybe I shouldn’t be writing poetry.

But I can’t stop yet. I’ve got to get that bear first.


I chased a bear

He’s no longer there

He ran over the hill

And I’m not sure to where


Take that you mean old bear.

And don’t come back either.


Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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24 responses to “Poetry is Necessary

  1. Kuruk

    November 15, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Wooohooo to my fellow poetic pup!

    • Bongo

      November 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Ku, I was hoping you’d stop by today. I thought of you when I was writing these poems.

  2. jaxart4animals

    November 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Haha, Nice poem Bongo!

    • Bongo

      November 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks Jackie.

  3. misswhiplash

    November 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Oh Bongodog, you are a scream!
    But I know just what you mean
    Once the words begin to flow
    They will never let you go!!!

    Out on trail, you see a bike,
    Maybe rider’s on a hike
    Left his bike, where you could see
    That he was a man of poetry

    lots of hugs and kisses too.
    sent with loves from me to you xxxxxx

    • Bongo

      November 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      Patrecia, that’s a great poem. I’m glad I inspired you to be poetic today.

  4. marina kanavaki

    November 15, 2013 at 11:48 am

    You are a natural born poet, Bongo! 🙂 Amazing what a little sticker can do! 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks Marina. Maybe next time I’ll find a sticker that says to eat fish.

  5. dianeskitchentable

    November 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Why ride a bike
    when you can take a hike
    If you see a bear
    get outta there!


    • Bongo

      November 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      Lola, you’re as good a poet as I am. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Genevieve Petrillo

    November 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    That poetry bike really inspired you, B. That poetry flowed right out! I hope there’s not really a bear!

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      November 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

      Cupcake, there’s no bear. I chased him away. Actually, I’ve never seen a bear on my trails. There are some in the area but people and dogs don’t see them very often.

  7. eripanwkevin

    November 16, 2013 at 7:09 am

    You’re a great poet, Bongo! 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks Kevin. I do my best.

  8. rumpydog

    November 16, 2013 at 9:43 am


    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Rumpy, we’re two of a kind when it comes to poetry.

  9. kolytyi

    November 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

    OMG, Bongo, suppression is not healthy! Don’t repress the Poet Laureate in yourself!

    • Bongo

      November 16, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Kolytyi, I guess I just have to learn how to control that Poet Laureate so I only say good things about myself.

      • kolytyi

        November 18, 2013 at 9:50 am

        “Poetic irony means presenting two contrasting situations or cases in a poetic way , often involving a subtle sense of humour by saying things you do not mean.”

  10. angelswhisper2011

    November 17, 2013 at 3:04 am

    Oh, Bongo, you are such a talented dog 🙂

    • Bongo

      November 17, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      Thanks Little Binky. I do my best.

  11. colliesofthemeadow

    November 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Great job Bongo! I love it! Here is my peom…
    2, 4, 6, 8, we all know Ginger is Great….. what old guy.. why are you rolling your eyes… guess what… I am hitting send now… too late old guy.. heheheh

    • Bongo

      November 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Ginger, that’s an awesome poem. 3, 5, 7, 9, Ginger’s and Bongo’s poems are fine!

      • colliesofthemeadow

        November 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

        The collies roar their approval! -The Collies 🙂


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