Hampton Hounds from Hampton’s Rhymes

Kiki. A ridiculous dog

Kiki. A ridiculous dog


I call my dog ridiculous

A term of endearment tinged with truth

And we go out on a regular basis


In this I’m not alone

For all around converge

On local scenes


Days become rituals

When those of us with leads on dogs

Becomes experts on matters of the day


Encounters with strangers

Often end well

Because dogs dispense with formalities


Conversation, however stilted

Is civil and shared

With an emotional bond


The dog may be a tramp

A mongrel, bitch or vagabond

But owners invariably share the love of them


Their names, like fortune cookies

Are full of hope

From Ocean to Sky, Hollie and Bella


So, on Hamptons roads

Parks and open spaces

And places further afield


My ridiculous dog

Rubs shoulders with hilarious hounds

All tangled up in this funny old world

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