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THE BEST OF FRIENDS

All my life I longed for you.
You filled my thoughts and dreams.
You'd stand majestic, head held high,
My mind's eye saw the gleam,

Of vibrant health, unbounded strength,
That shone from a glistening coat,
The look of eagles in your eye,
As you moved you seemed to float,

Like the billowing clouds that float across,
The azure sky above.
When I'm with you I too can fly,
I soar on wings of love.

We glide across the meadow,
Beneath the sun lit sky,
We are the best of fellows,
My dog, my horse and I.



I believe God had many reasons for giving us the animals and if we try we can figure out what those reasons are.
For one thing, I believe the first and foremost reason was to TEACH US.
Have you ever noticed they have remained just as He created them?
They never deviated from the original plan.
We, However, have done our level best to IMPROVE on PERFECTION; and we have poisoned the environment and nearly destroyed the entire planet in the attempt.
What is more loyal than a dog?
Animals have shown more self sacrificing  loyalty and courage in the face of danger than we ever dreamed of. They love completely and will willingly sacrifice themselves for our good. How many of us will do that for them? In fact we laugh at those who will.
We KEEP them as long as it is convenient and then cast them aside without a thought for their love or well being or how much heart break they suffer for our uncaring treatment of them. We don't try to understand them at all; but we expect them to understand us. If we are so much smarter than them, how come we have never learned any of this from them? Could it be that we are so selfish and concerned for our own comfort that nothing else matters much to us?
The love we receive from our animals is completely unconditional.
The love they receive from us HAS IT'S LIMITS.
We should give that some serious thought.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 5:23:00 PM
    you and I have so much in common. I too adore my pets and all animals in general. There is never a need to treat them badly. We make the "tame" ones what they are. Good poem, Judy.

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/26/2012 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Andrea. Glad you agree. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 9:08:00 PM
    They never question or forsake us but are there to be the best part of us. How I loved mine and your poem brings back sweet memories of my critters! Hope your "puter" is treating you well:)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/21/2012 10:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Liz. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 2:13:00 PM
    Lovely tribute to your animal friends, Judy. And, yes, I totally agree with your comments

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/21/2012 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jack. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/21/2012 9:26:00 AM
    so sorry to hear of your loss, Judy. I know how much it hurts, but time will heal your heart. Soon, you may consider another addition to your family... :) Hugs, catie

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 8:01:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful poem, Judy. I love my cat to no limits. he is wonderful. hugs, catie :)

    Ball Avatar Judy Ball
    Date: 2/21/2012 9:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Catie. Glad you liked it. God Bless, JB