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Life Without Dogs

What is it about dogs that make us love them so
I suspect a life without them is not the full show

Dogs are there for us, whenever we need
Without judgment, or intent to mislead

Their lives seem so simple, no stress, or strident demands
Eating, sleeping, playing, waiting simply to obey our commands

Even when times seem most intense
Just watching a dog sleep can help make some sense

Of things that are important, and those that are not
When dogs are up and alerted, that’s when one should possibly be fraught

What do you think gives them their sometimes fitful dreams?
I’ve often wondered, what is a dog extreme?

Maybe they worry for us, and that’s what frightens them so
Or it may just be a chase that was prematurely let go

Their lives can provide perspective on what really matters
Unconditional friendship and love that doesn’t leave one in tatters 

If you’re looking for solace, some piece of mind
Look no further than a dog, a companion so inclined

Max, Woody, Huck, Bodie, Boomer and Jake
All wonderful companions through life and some heartache

I wouldn’t change a thing, grateful they were part of our being
Their memory sustains us when we’re having trouble seeing

So I suggest, a life without dogs is less than it should be
Maybe think about a faithful companion, and see what it could be

Copyright © Shawn Sackman

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  1. Date: 1/2/2010 2:14:00 PM
    Dear Shawn, thank you for sharing your poetry. Lainie

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 1:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A well deserved honor.

  1. Date: 12/30/2009 3:34:00 PM
    congrats on being featured this week have a blessed new year!

  1. Date: 12/30/2009 1:25:00 PM
    Wonderful writing here, Shawn that truly touches my heart. Had to put my "Mister" to sleep this past May and I miss him soooooo much ... everyone says I should get another dog ... well, maybe, someday but there will never be another Mister for me .... thanks for bring your talents to PoetrySoup and congratulations on having your writing featured this week!!

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 2:53:00 PM
    Absolutely perfect and a great contest entry for the Who Love's Ya Baby Valentines contest..with a wee tweak or not...Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 7:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Shawn. I wish you the best with your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 3:37:00 AM
    Congratulations on your fine poem being featured this week, Happy New Year >> James

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:28:00 PM
    Pets certainly bring out the best in each of us, beautiful poem about man's best friend, Sincerely Moses