Francis Duggan

You Treat Your Dog Well - Poem by Francis Duggan

You treat your dog well and she or he for life will remain your friend
Since unlike humans dogs do not know how to pretend
Your dog does love you for the person you are
Not for the size of your bank account your home or your car
For devotion to and love of you your dog only need
A few kind words every day a short walk and a feed
A woman may lose the love of her husband and a man may lose the love of his wife
But the love of your dog for you is a love that'sfor life
Than your dog you will not have a better friend
She or he will love you until their life will end
Your dog's love of you until deathremains strong
But sadly the lifetime of a dog is not long
For as long as it does live your dog as your friend will stay
For your kindness in a lifetime of love she or he you will repay.

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship

Form: Sonnet

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  • Jason Benefield (9/11/2019 6:16:00 PM)

    Francis, some truths are well penned. I like the one that dogs cannot pretend. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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