#napowrimo2022, #day5, #ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour
Once a stray dog, I roamed every street,
In dingy dumpsters I hunted for treats,
No home, no roof above my head,
‘Neath the open sky I made my bed.
I hoped for a good life some day,
To keep all my worries far at bay,
A lavish place to call my home,
Without fear I wished to roam.
A passer-by adopted me,
I thanked my stars and felt happy,
I bid adieu to my friends gladly,
But the impending doom I didn’t foresee.
I was leashed with a chain strong,
In solitude I had to stay for long,
A cozy bed but sleepless nights,
Tasty food but loss of appetite.
Reigning in hell is far better
All my dreams have turned bitter,
I don’t wish to serve in heaven anymore,
This jailed life I seek no more.