As a former poetess, it is inevitable that I post the occasional poem. Makes sense.... Right? Well.... I found this one inside a book!! I thought it was very, very, very good. This poem reached in and touched my heartstrings. Yep. Plus it reminded me of Rose somehow, for reasons beyond my own comprehension. Because she is a mixed breed. Beautifully unique. She is my random-bred "Mystery Dog"!! And I would not have it any other way. Here's to you, Rose!!
Ode to a Mutt
Born in an ally, one of six was I,
No right to live, too tough to die.
Worn out mother, father unknown,
Runt of the litter, in a world alone.
Raised in the streets by wits alone,
Taken in twice by what I hoped was home.
Not well bred the people would say,
Can't keep him when he looks that way.
Legs too long, head too small,
Didn't notice the heart at all.
Look at me deep I wanted to say,
I'll give you love, please let me stay.
Somewhere I know there's a place for me,
Where I can share love someone will see.
Someone will look beneath my fur and skin,
See my soul and take me in.