THE BEST LIFE CAN BRING

there’s no better wonder

than the love of a pet

and the heartwarming comfort

as they nuzzle your neck

 

they live to be near you

right there on your lap

or lying  beside you

when you’re taking a nap

 

hamsters and rabbits

canaries or fish

Orpington chickens

and pot bellied pigs

 

they’re teachers and healers

listeners and friends

except for a parrot

not a word ever said

 

as you eat at the table

a vacuum wags  there

to clean up the pieces

and crumbs by your chair

 

puppy breath moments

so playfully young

or the lick of a kitten

with their sand paper tongue

 

proud geldings and stallions

show the joy that they feel

with a romp and a kick

on their green pleasured fields

 

a balm for depression

the doctor is in

for these faithful companions

are the  best medicine

 

its a loss in the family

on the day that they die

and a feeling of  sadness

that no words can describe

 

protectors and guardians

for paupers and kings

reminders to us

of the best life can bring

 

A poem by Greg Nelson

© 2021 by Poppie’s Hallel

(BMI. Admin. by Amplified Administration)

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