There's Something About A Dog

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The following words are not written to disparages cats or birds or frogs
or any other animal for that matter…it's just, in my opinion…
there's something about a dog!
To start with…and this can't be a coincidence…
I mean don't you find it odd
that when you read the letters of dog backward it spells out the word god.

It doesn't matter what faith you are, in what place of worship you sit
or if you don't believe in a god at all…it's a little curious…
you have to admit.

Dogs are innocent, they are loyal, they get excited over the littlest treat.
They are just as happy in your lap as they are sitting by your feet.

When they stand looking out a window they do so with style and grace.
Their love shows up from the wag of their tail to the tongue that licks your face.

No creature on this Earth greets you better when you walk into a room.
They have a way of lifting you up out of your darkest gloom.

They know when you are sad…somehow they understand
and they try to make it better by setting their paw upon your hand.

Spend some time with a dog…it won't take but a little while
you'll find how fast your troubles fade away…and you cannot help but smile.

And dogs never judge you by your color, sex, religion…
their acceptance is far and wide…
They don't judge the way we humans judge…
they judge the person who's inside.

The only criticism I have of dogs is how soon their life is through
If I had one wish….I wish that dogs…would live as long as me and you.

Sure cats are self-reliant,
birds sing beautifully
and no animal jumps quite like a frog
but when you get right down to it…
there's just something about a dog.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: dogs
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COMMENTS
Cowboy Ron Williams 02 July 2020
You're right. A well-trained dog really can be a best friend. I have five poems, but they are not activated yet. Why does it take so long for a new poet? Some of them were posted three days ago!
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Chinedu Dike 07 May 2020
A lovely tribute to man's best friend ceremoniously rich in tone. A passionate work of art.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 August 2019
Sure cats are self-reliant, birds sing beautifully and no animal jumps quite like a frog but when you get right down to it… there's just something about a dog.....so touching and true. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as member poem of POD.
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T Rajesh 23 August 2019
A great poem. The line, ' They judge the person who is inside, ' contrasted with our human nature says a lot. Congratulations on this poem being selected as the poem of the day.
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Bernard Snyder 23 August 2019
Great-looking dogs Jim. Also, a good story about them. Congrats!
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John Beaton 23 August 2019
Delightful poem with some lovely touches (e.g. they try to make it better by setting their paw upon your hand) . We had dogs fro 30 years and your poem brings back fond memories.
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Dr Antony Theodore 23 August 2019
It doesn't matter what faith you are, in what place of worship you sit or if you don't believe in a god at all…it's a little curious… you have to admit. very interesting poem.. you are so honest in your description. enjoyed reading your poem.. your lovely dog should be very happy if it had the joy of reading and understanding u. tony
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Bharati Nayak 23 August 2019
Dog is the most faithful animal and never betrays you.It stays by your side in joy as well as gloom. The dog has been endowed with so many virtues and perhaps it is not a coincidence that when spelt backwords the term becomes 'God'.The whole Universe is the creation of God and we, from the smallest creature to the biggest animals are His chidren.Dog is surely a lovable animal and a true friend. Congratulations for this wonderful poem of the Day!
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Bharati Nayak 23 August 2019
To start with…and this can't be a coincidence… I mean don't you find it odd that when you read the letters of dog backward it spells out the word god. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - No creature on this Earth greets you better when you walk into a room. They have a way of lifting you up out of your darkest gloom. - - - - - - - - A wonderful poem about dog - (part-1)
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Dr Dillip K Swain 23 August 2019
No human being can be as much faithful as a poet dog! A lovely poem so immaculately penned! Many congratulations for this endearing piece of work being chosen as Poem of the Day!
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Dr Dillip K Swain 23 August 2019
Typos: please read as: pet dog
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