Poems about dogs

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  1. Adrienne

    Adrienne New Member

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    Just thought it would be neat to start a thread for dog poems, there are so many great ones out there. Here are a few I found today....

    If You Can
    (unknown author)
    If you can start the day without caffeine,
    If you can get going without pep pills
    If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
    If you can resist complaining, and boring people with your troubles,
    If you can eat the same food everyday, and be grateful for it,
    If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
    If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when,
    through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
    If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
    If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,
    If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,
    If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
    If you can conquer tension without medical help,
    If you can relax without liquor,
    If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
    If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have no
    prejudice against, creed, color, religion or politics,
    If you can give love unconditionally without pressure or expectation,
    Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.

    A Dog's prayer

    .Now I lay me down to sleep,
    The king-size bed is soft and deep..
    I sleep right in the centre groove
    My human being can hardly move!
    I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
    And here is where I pass the night
    No one disturbs me or dares intrude
    Till morning comes and "I want food!"
    I sneak up slowly to begin
    my nibbles on my human's chin.
    She wakes up quickly,
    I have sharp teeth-
    I'm a puppy, don't you see?
    For the morning's here
    and it's time to play
    I always seem to get my way.
    So thank you Lord for giving me
    This human person that I see.
    The one who hugs and holds me tight
    And shares her bed with me at night!

    Author Unknown
    Thanks to Pattie Lawler
  2. Adrienne

    Adrienne New Member

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    Soon to be six
    I see the children in the lane
    They look like friends, we'll have a game
    They've got a stick, oh boy, what fun
    They'll throw it for me and I'll run
    But someone stops me,
    I wonder why their mother screams "Don't go near those"
    Horrid Dogs, come here, come close
    They're dangerous-I'll tell you why
    They bite little children and they die
    All I can do is watch and sigh
    Cause now I know that Pit Bull's don't cry

    Mum cuddles me up and says "My pet
    We love you dearly so don't you fret"
    But I love everyone out there
    Why can't they love me, I do care
    I wish they weren't made to pass me by
    I'm a Pit Bull, I don't cry

    I sit behind my padlocked gate
    From early morn til quite late
    When I go out it's on a lead
    Is mine the only heart to bleed
    I'm held in check as the world goes by
    I wish the Pit Bull heart could cry

    There are some dogs, and also men
    Who cannot tell a foe from a friend
    So all of us must bear the blame
    Expected to live a life of shame
    Condemned, alas and we know not why

    All we know is we will not cry!

    ~Author Unknown~

    The one absolutely unselfish friend that
    a man can have in this selfish world,
    the one that never deserts him,
    the one that never proves ungrateful
    or treacherous, is his dog.

    A man's dog stands by him in prosperity
    and in poverty,
    in health and in sickness.
    He will sleep on the cold ground where
    the wintery winds blow,
    and the snow drives fiercely,
    if only he may be near his master's
    side. He will kiss the hand that has no
    food to offer, he will lick the sores
    and wounds that come in encounter with
    the roughness of the world. He guards
    the sleep of his Pauper master as if he
    were a prince.

    When all other friends desert,
    he remains.
    When riches take wings and reputation
    falls to pieces, he is as constant in
    his love as the sun in it's journey
    through the heavens.
    If misfortune drives the master forth
    an outcast in the world, friendless
    and homeless, the faithful dog asks
    no higher privilege than that of
    accompanying him to guard against
    danger, to fight against his enemies.

    And when the last scene of all comes,
    and death takes the master in it's
    embrace, and his body is laid away in
    the cold ground, no matter if all other
    friends pursue their way, there by the
    graveside will the noble dog be found,
    his head between his paws, his eyes sad,
    but open in alert watchfulness,
    faithful and true, even in death.

    -From a speech given by
    Former Senator George Graham Vest
    of Missouri. Delivered in 1870 when he
    was acting as a lawyer in a suit against
    a man who had killed the dog of his
    client. -- He won the case.
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