From Childood - a chap book by Dave Austin

Written by: daver austin

PAL

Pal was all waggles and wiggles    loved to wrestle
He could jump his backyard fence so easily
To play with the children who loved him

Perhaps the love given    on both sides that summer    was enough

Perhaps I could forgive myself someday
For calling Pal across the busy street to play
But    could I ever forget the thump
                                                       Pal skidding his nose
                                                       along the hot    pitch street
                                                       whining    desperately

Perhaps the love given on both sides would be enough
Perhaps that love would be enough for one dog’s life