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Dogs and horses are the noblest of slaves.

When Adam first did fall from grace,
Something died within him.
His very soul was weak and frail,
Under nourished, thin;

And God looked down upon the man,
Said He's lost something special.
He'll have to learn all over again,
To feel on the same level.

He must needs have a teacher,
To live close by his side,
To teach him by example,
And be a friend and guide.

He must have great courage,
And patience unsurpassed,
For his will be a thankless job,
He'll be considered last.

I gave to him a woman,
But she's as bad as he.
T'was she who was the first to fall,
And led him to that tree.

Who has a heart so filled with love,
Forgives time and again?
Who humbly suffers every wrong,
Yet still will kiss your hand?

The man now seems to have gone blind.
His mind seems in a fog.
Who will guide him back to me?
I know, I'll send the dog.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/25/2017 1:43:00 PM
Really good imaginative write here Judy that connects so well with me as reader.'
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Date: 4/11/2017 6:36:00 PM
and after all , dog IS God spelled backwards!! Judy, hope you don't mind me telling you something. This is a great poem!! But it's twist is too special to put it in the title!! We know the whole time we are reading it, what the joke is. You could just call it by the first line of the poem!! When Adam First did Fall from Grace. Whaddaya think?
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/18/2017 5:10:00 PM
Thank you so much Andrea. Glad you like it so much. I do appreciate your input but think I'll leave it as is. Maybe if I had thought of this idea to begin with but it's already done. God Bless and thanks bunches. JB
Date: 4/4/2017 2:57:00 AM
Excellent. Greatly inspired. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 4/9/2017 9:39:00 AM
Thank you so much Ravi. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/30/2017 10:09:00 PM
A beautiful write and a great tribute to man's best friend...A7
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Judy Ball
Date: 4/9/2017 9:36:00 AM
Thank you so much Joseph. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/30/2017 11:23:00 AM
A wonderful poem and I am sure man's best friend will bring a smile to his lips.Cute poem. love phyl
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/30/2017 4:25:00 PM
Thank you so much Phyl. Great to hear from you again. I miss you. Thanks for dropping by. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/29/2017 11:50:00 AM
Very well written with strong emotions and great flow. Your use of colorful images adds to the charm and the depth of this work. I liked the poem as a good read. Emile.
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/30/2017 4:20:00 PM
Thank you so much Emile. Glad you like it. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/28/2017 10:23:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your poem, Judy! This was really cute. Blessings, Kim
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/28/2017 11:12:00 PM
Thank you Kim. Glad you like it. I believe we were given the animals to teach us to love. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/28/2017 9:40:00 PM
Sweet pen :) xomo
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/28/2017 11:06:00 PM
Thank you Maureen. Glad you like it. I beleve we were given the animals to teach us about love. God Bless, JB