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THE NOBLEST OF SLAVES

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THE MORE PEOPLE I MEET THE MORE I LIKE MY DOG.                                                              ( Bitch is the proper name for a female dog.)

The noblest of slaves has four legs and a tail,
Has a bark or a whinny or a feline wail.
He suffers all things Just to walk by your side,
And share your fate whatever betide.

He accepts his master just as he is.
Whether wealthy or poor he'll share what is his.
He will carry your burden, protect you from harm,
And cuddle beside you to keep you warm.

No matter what he puts your welfare first,
And for this loyalty he's looked down on and cursed.
When people wish to insult each other,
They call you a dog with a   for a mother.

He'll take what scraps are thrown his way,
For his love and his loyalty this is his pay.
Left to live in the dirt and sleep in the cold,
And to die all alone when he's sick and old.

The noblest of slaves has four legs and a tail,
And I never have known him to falter or fail,
To rise to the call when his presence was needed,
And each time I come home with great joy I am greeted.

I'll always love each one I have known,
And cherish the time that we share and have grown,
To see all the wisdom inate in their kind.
A better teacher and friend is impossible to find.

We call them dumb animals because they can't speak.
We think them stupid, that their minds are weak,
Because they accept the way that we treat them,
But we are the ones too stupid to see them,

For their strength and their wisdom, the blessings they are.
They outshine us in spirit and goodness by far.
I've not found a man or a woman yet,
With the goodness of spirit I've found in my pets.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/23/2019 2:56:00 PM
This is such a heartfelt tribute to dogs..they are our best friends. I can relate to every attribute you describe..this is a special poem Judy. Kudos for the theme and the way you articulated it.
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/24/2019 3:24:00 PM
Thank you so much Vijay. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/23/2019 10:40:00 AM
Yes, this is the truth about our pets. They are to be commended for their excellence of character but they do have their faults. Thanks for dropping by my page. My poem Bougainvillea is about the fact that my biological mother took her own life when I was 15 months old. I was adopted and reared by another family. Sara
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/23/2019 2:49:00 PM
WoW Sara. So sorry to hear that. I hope your adoptive parents made you feel loved and valued. Thanks so much for reviewing my poem. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/22/2019 3:28:00 PM
love this
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Judy Ball
Date: 3/23/2019 9:57:00 AM
Thank you so much Jack God Bless, JB
Date: 3/21/2019 5:41:00 PM
Incredible poetry, says a lot about the poet..
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Date: 3/23/2019 10:01:00 AM
Thank you so much Harry. God Bless, JB
Date: 3/21/2019 1:38:00 AM
Oh my goodness me - what a beauty of a poem and every word written in it is a pearl of wisdom - I not only like this story but love it and have read it three times over for a I agree with all your write about our very much loved dogs and pets. An incredible write - very well penned Judy. Poetry hugs, Jenny
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