Monday, August 8, 2011

Non-Speaking Souls

[image from google]

Dogs
understand everything
so much
more than
many humans
give them credit for.
They just lack speech,
so cannot
tell us.

I know they think,
remember, 
feel joy,
feel pain,
feel loss,
feel sad,
feel empathy
for their person.

I see it
in their eyes:
non-speaking souls,
with hearts
full of
unspoken love,
waiting for
humans
to appreciate
their gift
of wordless
devotion.

11 comments:

  1. I had both cats and dogs growing up... love dogs, miss having them (apt. isn't big enough). Interesting: If a person has, say, a tumor or other disease, a dog will lick the area over it continually until its owner seeks help. Lives have been saved by this quality. They are loving souls. Thanks, Sherry! (Now I want a dog, sniff)
    Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/a-new-day-sun-scribs-poetic-bloomings/

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  2. Some synchronicity between us tonight, sherry. Lovely poem and I'm with you all the way. xxxj

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  4. Well said, Koko. I agree, totally.

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  5. Animal person here, because my dogs taught me so much, especially about true caring and loyalty. Good one Sherry,

    Elizabeth

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  6. Just had to come back and share your wonderful photo.

    Elizabeth

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  7. You have probably seen the sign "DOG is love!" I think we agree on that!

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