Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Would We All be Like the Dog

Would we all be like the dog,
our pain hidden deep inside.
Where unkind thoughts and fear and loss,

 are buried with our pride.
With someone - stalwart friend, kind soul,
who shows us wrong from right.
With rebuke soft, a gentle hand,
unfair judgment far from sight.
Would we know that secret place,

 where playful thoughts abide.
Waiting only for that one true friend,
 in whom we can confide.
LB Johnson


  1. Hey Abby.... your MOM is a Poet... I didn't Know it.

    It is a Super one fur SURE and SOOOOOO true.

    I would like to accompany you to the Blogville DANCE after the Closing Ceremonies fur the Pawlympics... If you are willing and your peeps pawmit it. Just sayin.
    Frankie Furter

    1. Dad said there's no one he'd rather have take to the dance and Mom is just grinning. Yes, I'd JUMP at the chance to go to the dance with you! Abby Lab

  2. Beautifully written.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Well put. Mom should have read this earlier when she was pissed at me. Read my blog tomorrow to find out why she was so mad.

    Aroo to you,

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece with us.

  5. So touching and true ....
    xo Astro


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