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  A Best Friend
by Miller H Caldwell
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A Poem to honor the dog in our lives.

A Best Friend

She walked her dog though stooped by old age

Her eyesight was fading removed from each page

No matter the weather each day without fail

In sun and in rain, in snow and in hail

Prince was led on his lead through the park

By the river sometimes but never when dark.

 We met now and then through the medium of dogs

Without them I doubt if we’d exchange many words

I learned that she taught many years in the town

And remembered the pupils now they had all grown

Now in her nineties life was beginning to ebb

Both her and on Prince, caught in its web


No walks no lead no dog now to see

The ambulance came to her home around  three

The sirens were loud and the lights flashing blue

The mourners formed an orderly queue.

I still walk my dog but I noticed last week

That Prince was enjoying some hide and some seek

A young lad was throwing his ball to and fro

Prince knew at once where to run and to go

Then I thought for a moment on what I was seeing

A change of pace, of trust and of being

What a Best Friend really is.    

A Best Friend

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Reviewed by Mario Watts 4/21/2009
A beautiful write! Amazingly done.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 12/7/2006
Wow this was a great write, here and I agree totally thank you for sharing it
God Bless
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/8/2006
OMG. YOu brought me to tears! Thank you Miller for sharing this Inspiring and thoughtful Poem from your heart of hearts! Animals know our hearts more than any other! Warm HuGs, Sheee - Enjoy - YOur Holidays! Stay Happy and Positive!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/27/2005
This is a wonderful story/poem, Miller. Pets are so perceptive and they modify themselves to be the companion we need no matter who we are; just as you have shown Prince to be the perfect companion to the elderly woman and the child. Very cute picture, too!! Your images are strong and painted a clear picture as I read your verse. Very nice work!
Take care,
Reviewed by White Dove left (Reader) 9/24/2005
Inspirational... Thanks..
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/2/2005
Well done, Miller. Animals often put man to shame. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 12/2/2004
Somehow, I think the more 'mature' we all become the sweeter it is. Just wanted to tell you. The poem/story is well crafted and a pleasure indeed.

JC xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 12/2/2004
Mizzlady said it: wonderful tribute, indeed, Miller! You told the story well.

I, too, once had a best friend, named Prince. Alas I lost him all too soon.

Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 11/24/2004
Wonderful tribute to man's best friend. Animals are the best they are loyal, nonjudgemental and loving. Best wishes...~Z~
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle 11/24/2004

Great story and tribute to our loyal best friends! I really enjoyed this delightful write. Love the rhythm and flow of your words! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Reviewed by jude forese 11/21/2004
nicely penned ... best friends are sure hard to come by ...

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