Paul S. Gifford
You are always there when I need you,
perpetually delighted to see me.
You never once judge,
or even doubt me.
And you do not have a jealous bone in your body.
We have been surely blessed with each other,
and how much you have enriched my life,
my clumsy words could never quite capture.
So, each day I simply, and silently, pray thanks.
I love to stare deep into your brown eyes,
for there is so much wisdom to be discovered there.
And the way you playfully lick my hand or cheek,
it never fails to make me smile,
even on my saddest of days, and lately there has been many.
They say that man’s best friend’s is his dog,
and Sir Winston that rings true with me.
So go fetch your favorite leash my good boy,
for it is such a bright and lovely day outside,
and I feel like going for a long,
invigorating walk up the creek…
With my very best friend by my side.
©Copyright July 21, 2009 by Paul S. Gifford