A Sad Dog Poem by doglover88


“Woof!” I said as you started the car,
“Hooray!” I said, it’s my first time afar.
The scents we were passing were all new to me,
For it was my first introduction to this mystery.
As we got out of the car I embraced you with joy,
After all you remembered to bring my favourite toy!
You threw it once or twice, of which I retrieved,
But on the third it seemed you were ready to leave.
You threw it long and hard and I chased it like lightning,
But when I turned to bring it back I saw a sight quite frightening.
I gripped my toy hard as I tried to comprehend
What it was I did wrong to make our relationship end.
You walked back to your car as I sat there still loyal.
Why am I subservient and you so royal?
Your engine started, and you peeled out into the night,
You didn’t even care about my overwhelming fright.
As I sat in my pose determined you would come back,
The sun faded behind me while the surroundings turned black.
Day after day I stayed in that park,
Lying… waiting… too feeble to bark.
As I lay there dying thinking of you master,
I asked myself how I got into this horrifying disaster.
With my last breath of life, I whispered your name
Then I collapsed in a heap overrun by pain.
Why didn’t you love me master? Why didn’t you care?
Had I no significance, was I just a clump of hair?
I stayed there master and I waited for you
I guess taking care of me was just too much to do.
I’m gone now master, no more You-and-I
But what I can’t figure out is why you didn’t even say goodbye…
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2 responses to “A Sad Dog Poem by doglover88

  1. OMG… I’m sobbing!!!

    That poem sharing space with Hachi’s story in this issue of the magazine is very appropriate. Anyone who mistreats or abandons a dog is inhuman!!!! May they one day learn the error of their ways and recognize the incredible gift (and teaching tool!!!) a canine companion is in one’s life.

    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened…” Anatolle France

  2. What makes this poem even sadder is that this situation occurs all too often for no reason. There are so many options other than condemning a dog to this horrible kind of death. Yes I am crying and hugging my precious baby.

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