Lori Boulard

The Dogma Of Dogs - Poem by Lori Boulard

We could learn reams from the animal world.
Fido at our feet barks wisdom at our ears.
Consider the benefits of selective memory:
Last night? Can't recall.
The keys? Right where I left them.
Or the promise of a pure heart: Affection?
Unconditional. Forgiveness? Unnecessary.
Unchained to circumstance, freed from fashion,
He offers us a liberating, pardon, dogma.
Does not his ignorance of this world
Swing wide the door to another,
A place where senses cooperate,
Where moments matter,
Where each sliver of discarded bone has value?
Sure, seven years for each of ours seems a blow.
But maybe, just maybe, the quality
Is more comparable than we suspect.
The cat, not surprisingly, watching Fido chase his tail,
May have a slightly different view.

Comments about The Dogma Of Dogs by Lori Boulard

  • (1/30/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    delightful write...and so much of wisdom here...surely the cat would disagree...but then she leaves off her play in kittenhood whereas fido seems ever the pup...especially when his human wants to play... (Report) Reply

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  • (5/13/2006 6:34:00 PM)

    Oops! correction reguired Lori! lol slip of the finger there, I am not gay at all, don't worry! lol. grinning, Tai

    Wickedly cute lesson in animal husbandry Lori! lol I love my pussy and my lush pup too. Grinning at you with 10 for a lasting impression. Tai
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  • (5/12/2006 10:56:00 AM)

    A terrific poem, Lori. Dogs with their love and loyalty teach us much of what is good and right in this world. You share this insight in a special way. Catatonic with laughter at the ending! (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (5/12/2006 10:05:00 AM)

    Lori, you make some interesting points and observations... really good poem! !
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  • (5/12/2006 9:22:00 AM)

    To each his own, cats, dogs, and us wee folks wagging our tails, waiting for someone to pat our heads. Like this one.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 28, 2006

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