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Sunday, January 2, 2011

"A DOG"- by Edgar A. Guest

I have an old book that I got from my grandma. It has poems written by Edgar A. Guest.

Here's one I think you'll like:

A DOG:

'Tis pity not to have a dog,
For at the long day's end
The man or boy will know the joy
Of welcome from a friend.
And whether he be rich or poor
Or much or little bring,
The dog will mark his step and bark
As if he were a king.

Though gossips whisper now and then
Of faults they plainly see,
And some may sneer, from year to year
My dog stays true to me.
He's glad to follow where I go,
And though I win or fail
His love for me he'll let me see
By wagging of his tail.

Now if I were to list the friends
Of mine in smiles and tears
Who through and through are staunch
and true
And constant down the years,
In spite of all my many faults
Which critics catalog
Deserving blame, I'd have to name
My ever-faithful dog.

'Tis pity not to have a dog,
Whatever be his breed,
For dogs possess a faithfulness
Which humans sadly need.
And whether skies be blue or gray,
Good luck or ill attend
Man's toil by day, a dog will stay
His ever-constant friend.


I just love this!! :) And it inspires me to be a better friend, to be more faithful, to be less judgmental, to not gossip about others faults, to look for the good in people, and to show my love for others. Just like your dog does. :)

1 comment:

  1. This is terrific, C.J.!!! Thanks, Vicki & Blazer

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