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Kevin Arnold


The French Poodle is a German breed.
New York was founded on a Dutch deed.
I was often confused 'til I realized
Things aren't always as advertised.

© by Kevin Arnold.
Used with the authorís permission.

Kevin Arnold holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. His newest book is Do Not Think Badly of Me (Manzanita Writers Press). Kevin was named "Writer of the Year" by the California Writer's Club. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where he enjoys enjoys skiing, horses, competitive tennis, and duplicate bridge. Learn more about him at




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I knew about ew York but not poodles. Wish you'd expanded this clever poem a little.
Posted 10/17/2018 10:22 PM
Lori Levy:
Short, but makes a good point.
Posted 10/17/2018 09:52 PM
Thanks, Kevin I would have never known. You say a lot in this brief poem.
Posted 10/17/2018 01:28 PM
Sarah Russell:
They're smart too. Poodles. Not as sure about the Dutch, but probably.
Posted 10/17/2018 12:58 PM
michael escoubas:
Truth never more plain, Kevin! Thank you.
Posted 10/17/2018 11:43 AM
Tula the poodle--standard, of course--quite agree!
Posted 10/17/2018 10:39 AM
Cute, if I can describe it so!
Posted 10/17/2018 10:15 AM
Janet Leahy:
There is wisdom and a word of warning here, great title.
Posted 10/17/2018 09:15 AM
Oh, the levity of brevity!
Posted 10/17/2018 08:38 AM
Larry Schug:
Boy, ain't that the truth!
Posted 10/17/2018 07:35 AM

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