Power of the Dog

gbsomerville By gbsomerville, 30th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1ss_0_ak/
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This is a short poem, simply, about the power of the dog.

Power of the Dog

There is sorrow enough in the natural way,
from men and women to fill our day,
and when we are certain of sorrow in store,
why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
love unflinching that cannot lie -
perfect passion and worship fed
by a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
to risk you heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which nature permits
are closing in asthma, or tumor, or fits
and the vets' unspoken prescriptions runs
to lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you'll find - it's your own affair -
But - you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled
When the spirit that answered your every mood
is gone - wherever it goes - for good
You will discover how much you care,
and will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying christian clay
Our loves are not given but only lent
At compound interest of cent per cent
Though it is not always the case, I believe
that the longer we've kept '[em, the more we do grieve
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short term loan, is as bad as a long

So why in heaven before we are there
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?


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author avatar gbsomerville
I am 22 years old, play the piano and accordion. I'm a live sound and studio recording engineer, enjoy the outdoors / countryside, agriculture and most animals... except insects.

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