Friday, April 26, 2019

Poem #25/30- Dog Days

April Poetry Month. My theme, "Dog Days." Every day, this feels harder. A golden shovel poem tonight. 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."  Rodger A. Caras.

People who have had dogs 
can tell you they are
hairy and slobbery and demanding and not
always willing to adapt to our
schedules or appreciate our pristine yards, and basically they are a whole
lot of work, and yes, life
is more complicated when you to run home to let the dog out but
when we come home and dogs leap and wag their tails they
definitely cause us to smile and make
us feel as if we are the sun and the moon and the stars and our
tedious frustrating broken lives
suddenly feel much more whole.
(C) Carol Wilcox, 2019


Linda B said...

Lovely to make a golden shovel of this beautiful quote, Carol. I had a friend long ago whose husband suddenly left her. She said during that saddest time that she would not have made it without her little dog. Yes, dogs can be trouble & take time, but they are awesome in the best ways.

Mary Lee said...

Amen to the healing power of dogs!