POEM FROM A RESCUED DOG
A man they called my owner turned his eyes away,
He left me in the frigid cold alone to find my way.
With broken heart and hungry pain I wandered snow and ice
begging for a caring hand, a morsel, grain, or slice.
Some passed me by with a pat, a brush or koochie-koo
but no one stopped to pick me up or bring me home to you.
With ribs so thin and broken soul I blindly braved beyond
until I fell into a heap and signed myself to god.
But as his angels wrapped around and touched me on my face
I heard a faint but hopeful voice that brought me back awake
You raised my trembling head into the hollow of your hand
and gave me the energy to pull myself to stand.
You picked me up and carried me across the busy road
And gently set me in your car and then you took me home.
Thank you for saving my life,
I love you.
by Arlene Longson
February 12th 2011
"Once you've broken through the interspecies communication barrier you are changed forever, and you can't change back." ~ Arlene Longson