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A different Kind of Love

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A different Kind of Love

|was at my depths end,
Worn out and not knowing
What to do...
To save me....

The  miles I drove...
So alone kept me
Wondering why
Did I do this...

All alone through
The night shifting gears
In the moon light
just me and the stars>|

Pushing my big rig
To limits I dared...
Around curves and
Down grades....
None would ever believe...

Faster and faster
I'd drive through the night
Just to feel something
Exciting....
So much better than my life..

I unloaded on a weekend...
With nothing to do
And took a load
Back to places I'd been....

Suicide is a place
All truckers think,
Around the next bend...
Would be a perfect place.

Yes, I thought these things
I admit....Until I saw
In Barstow of all things..
A place I could get my
Big Rig into....

I needed to feel loved
And be loved...
And love just the same...
That I stopped.....

Not that I had the time to waste
But I really didn't care...
I had a need I just had to fill...
And I was there...

I walked in familiar
With places like this....
Cages with dogs yelping in despair...
Speaking to me....

I did take one outside,
We did not connect....
I was lonely and humble
when I saw her....

She sat there so quiet...
Looking up at me...
So sweet....
Not a whimper....

We went out to the play yard
I expected her to run...
But she stayed next me
Just wanting to be loved....
 
I paid sixty five dollars
For Vet fees and more....
My sweetness was loaded
Into my truck...I was late....

Katie awoke on the floor
Of my big rig.....
Some where in New Mexico
We stopped....

Just four months old....
My Shepard mix....
Kissed my face....
And saved my life....

It's been five years
To date.....and I have
To share....that my Sweetness
My Katie.....
Is why I am here.

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 11:50:00 AM
    One man and his dog, lovely story Randall. Thank you for your comment on 'My Birthday Present' >> James

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 9:35:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this beautiful morning Randall. May your day be full of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 2:43:00 PM
    Glad that you found the perfect pet that gave you that extra drive to keep on going so that I could read about it..Sara