A Senior Dog

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A poem about an older dog

Submitted: December 05, 2012

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Oh Senior dog--

Everyone is against you,

Rumors that you soiled the carpet;

Veterinarians trying to make money on you,

Your eyes are so intelligent.

Where did all the years go?

You licked ice cream from vanilla cones,

Your paws saw many wars,

At home.

You helped with everything--

Oh Senior dog--

Life goes too fast

And it never lasts

If you get picked up by animal control.

But you do your best--

You lay down, sit, stay, come, play dead, all the dog tricks...

To make the authorities love you

And keep you.

Your rabies shots are current

Like an ocean current

An electric current

Everyone stops and stares

At an older animal.

They see a cane and walker in your paws--

Trying to put you in a nursing home,

And now they have dog diapers--

How silly...

You are from the farm,

Where they like dogs like you.

I hope nobody takes advantage of you!

Just hide on the farm,

And nobody will take your arm.

I have a spare room just for you!

A painted red barn, dog house--

Now they will leave you alone.

Oh Senior dog--

I cannot find you,

Your bowl is still there,

Where did you go?

Back in my arms again,

Ha, ha, what a sweet baby--

Golden Labrador,

In my arms, in my arms.

I will make sure that you get into Heaven also...

God told me in a dream yesterday,

That we would always be together.


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