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Rarely Met A Better Man

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Rarely Met A Better Man

We communicate without language,
Gestures,symbols,motions of a hand.
He understands my language. 
I struggle with his.
But somehow we make it work.
We've lived together 14 years now,
Never thought to make it legal. 
Our love could not be 
More committed with a license .
He likes his hair long,
I prefer him less tousled
Though he does look appealing
When the hair fall in his eyes.

To find a partner like him is rare,
Although he has wandered on brief occasions.
I close the door behind him, but never turn the lock.
He always manages to find his way home,
With  downtrodden posture and liquid eyes.
I allow him to share my bed again,
After he grovels at my feet.
My heart has grown  soft for him over time.
I overlook his laziness and graying hair.
Smitten by his warm body and childlike ways.
Oh Theo, life at times is so unfair.
Though only a dog, I've rarely met a better man.

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  1. Date: 1/3/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best Brenda. Love, Carol

    Atry Avatar Brenda Atry
    Date: 1/3/2012 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol. Happy and healthy New Year to you. These past few months have been a challenge for me and I have not been inspired to write..Your kind words are very much appreciated
  1. Date: 12/29/2011 1:55:00 PM
    wow..you sure had me going and my cats too have been some of the best men in my life! LOL Great to see your winning write hope you are feeling better! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/28/2011 5:22:00 AM
    You had me going there...until the last line I really thought you were talking about a man! An Entertaining write.

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 7:55:00 PM
    congrats on your happy win in my contest, brenda.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 1:55:00 PM
    this is a great poem, very impressed with the turn around at the end..love the line 'downtrodden posture and liquid eyes' evokes a good imagine. enjoyed the read. naomi

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 9:31:00 AM
    so charming! Never would have guessed the ending. My last cat was with me for 19 years [old tom cat] that's my second longest male female relationship LOL men could take lessons in loyalty from thes dear male counterparts! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 3:07:00 AM
    oh my... how you put human elements into this gem of a piece is awesome.. love this, brenda.. :) huggs, nette...SOUP MAIL!!

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 8:58:00 PM
    very interesting.. lol... i think i had one of them too... mens best friend... my x- husband compares nothing.. to mens best friends... or should i say womens fine companion...enjoyed reading your poem, take care and have your self a happy and safe Easter! always p.d.;-)