Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A Word on Pets

Companionship – a human need
The desire to form a pair and breed
Or spend time with a special friend
And share one's secrets to the end.

A fundamental human trait
The longing to belong is great
But looking round me, I can see
Many souls still lost, at sea.

It's said there's someone for us all
Just waiting “out there” within call
Of course our paths will cross, one day
But for many it is years away …

In the meantime, if we feel alone
Stuck by a silent telephone
Our cat curls up upon our lap
And purrs – her way to have a chat!

Enthusiasm is the key
How wonderful a dog can be
A faithful friend on leafy walks
Happy to listen to our thoughts.

Favourite pets, with love to share
A two-way link – a need to care
Animals help to make a home
As life's a bummer when alone...

(c) Poet in the woods 2015

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