I love all animals, especially dogs. You can’t get a more faithful, true, and best friend forever (BFF) than in a dog. They will always be there for you, protect you, and love you no matter what! I came across these two poems and wanted to share them. Both of them are from a dog’s point of view….
HOMELESS DOG POEM
Once I was a lonely dog, just looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow.
I ate what ever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat or to gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.
And then one day I heard a voice so gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me off my feet.
“No one again will hurt you,” was whispered in my ear.
“You’ll have a home to call your own where you will know no fear.”
“You will be dry, you will be warm, you’ll have enough to eat
And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet.”
I was afraid I must admit, I’ve lived so long in fear.
I can’t remember when I let a human come so near.
And as she tended to my wounds and bathed and brushed my fur
She told me ’bout the rescue group and what it meant to her.
She said, “We are a circle, a line that never ends.
And in the center there is you protected by new friends.”
“And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home after you’ve been found.”
“And all the other folk are searching near and far.
To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.”
She said, “There is a family, that’s waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we’ll find them, just you wait and see.”
“And then they’ll join our circle they’ll help to make it grow,
so there’ll be room for more like you, who have no place to go.”
I waited very patiently, the days they came and went.
Today’s the day I thought, my family will be sent.
Then just when I began to think it wasn’t meant to be,
there were people standing there just gazing down at me.
I knew them in a heart beat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, “We have been waiting for a special dog like you.”
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be.
“Thank you for the life I live and all you’ve given me.
But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street.
And send a Rescue Person to lift them off their feet.”
~ Arlene Pace
And the other one (get a tissue first)…
I wish someone could tell me what it is that I’ve done wrong,
Why I have to stay chained up and left alone so long.
They seemed so glad to have me when I came here as a pup.
There were so many things we’d do while I was growing up.
They couldn’t wait to train me as companion and as friend.
They told me they would never fear being left alone again.
The children said they’d feed me, said they’d brush me every day,
They’d play with me and walk me, if only I could stay.
But now the family hasn’t time, they often say I shed.
They wont allow me in the house, not even to be fed.
The children never walk me, they always say, “Not Now!”
I wish that I could please them, won’t someone tell me how?
All I have is love, you see, I wish they would explain,
Why they said they wanted me, then left me on a chain.