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Never Just a Dog

Never Just a Dog
The day was long and hard
You greet me at the door
Ever ready to show the love
Ever ready to listen
Never judging, never arguing
You wag your tail and smile
Patiently waiting to have my
Hand; gently scratch your ears
Patiently waiting for your leash to snap in place
Slowly you take the lead out into the world
Walking in companionship 
You feel the tension leaving my body
Your excitement grows, and yet you patiently wait
You wait for the smile and the signal to play
There it is! That loosened leash that says freedom
You chase the blowing leaves around until the true prize comes forward
Your favorite ball sails through the air and you run as fast as you can to retrieve it
Then back again to my side
You drop the ball and wait for me to pick it up and send it flying through the air again
Again, and, again the ball flies until the darkness is coming and your tummy rumbles
You sit and patiently wait for the snap of the leash once again
Tonight is a special night; we take an extra run around the park to burn off the rest of the day’s tension
Home at last for some kibble and a drink
You settle next to me, and nap as I slowly drift off
I nestle next to your warmth and smile
You are my friend, my companion
But never just a dog

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  1. Date: 9/26/2011 12:48:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your most creative poetry tonight.. enjoy the features on site as u share words with luv..

    Setters Avatar Janet Setters
    Date: 9/26/2011 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda, Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed my poem. I am finding the site pretty interesting so far. I am definitely looking forward to reading others poems and posting more of my own work. Janet