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A greedy dog

Once upon a time
There lived a young dog
It was wandering here and there
In a village
It ate whatever found - dirty or good
Food with great desire
Then the dog came closer to
The butcher's stall -
It was desirous of eating
Good beef cut in pieces
Hanging from an iron bar.
The dog jumped up
To eat a piece of flesh
But, the butcher chased it away
However, the dog picked a beef bone.
In the surrounding
And while crossing a bridge
It saw another holding a bone
Under the water
The dog jumped into the river
To snatch that bone too and drowned at last.
- Meeadh Yoosuf.

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