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My Dog Drake
by Carole Mathys

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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~ My Dog Drake ~

 

He is my other eyes

that can see above the clouds

my other ears that hear

above the winds

He is the part of me

that can reach out into the sea

He has told me a thousand times

that I am his reason for being

by the way he rests against my leg

by the way he thumps his tail at my

smallest smile

by the way he shows his hurt

when I leave without taking him

I think it makes him sick with worry

when he is not along to care for me

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive

when I am angry, he clown to make me smile

when I am happy, he is joy unbounded

if I am a fool, he ignores it

when I succeeds, he brags

without him, I am only another woman

with him, I am all-powerful

He is loyalty itself, and has taught me

the meaning of devotion

With him, I know

a secret comfort and a private peace

He has brought me understanding

where before  I was ignorant

His head upon my knee

can heal my human hurts

His presence by my side is protection

against my fears of unknown things

He has promised to wait for me

whenever, whatever in case I need him

and I expect I will  ~  as I always have

he is just my dog, Drake

 

2006

Carole Mathys


 

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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/22/2006
He is loyalty itself, and has taught me
the meaning of devotion

I believe they teach us so many things, if we are willing to learn, and Drake sounds like a fabulous dog, Carole.

Reviewed by Elaine Carey 3/21/2006
Aren't dogs just the best! You say it all so well.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/21/2006
Carole,

A beautiful testament to the meaning of unconditional love, encased in canine form. VERY well penned, you touched my heart today and made me think of my own beloved dogs, Sultan and Beezers.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/21/2006
You are lucky to have a friend in Drake. Beautiful tribute to your best friend! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/21/2006
You just about sid all there is to say about the poockes that steal our hearts. And you said them so very beautifully. My mutt's name is Nipper. Da Nipperdawg.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/21/2006
What a splendid tribute to your dog Drake!
Beautifully done Carole!

Eileen

Reviewed by George Carroll 3/21/2006
A beautiful ode to you loving dog Drake. They sure can captivate you heart, and break it when they die.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/21/2006
Wonderful write sis!!

My dog's name is Killer...has a little different attitude!!

Love Tinka

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/21/2006
A most beautiful tribute to a loyal loving friend. Not only to your beautiful Drake, but also to 'Dog-hood' in general. Love this poem! (We love dogs so very much too :))
Birgit and Roger
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