All Over Your Face

Its funny how sometimes old becomes new

How someone who’s been there, only for you

A moment of clarity, a light in your space

The love from your eyes is all over your face

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Iowa your home state, but no farm boy are you

Traveling first class, hot shot, part deux

Golden boy, no rube, the thrill of the chase

The love from your eyes is all over your face

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What started as friendship was love to ensue

Your eyes to my soul cooked up the roux

Wouldn’t be long you’d moved into my place

The love from your eyes is all over your face

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Good breeding is evident, loyal and true blue

None to compare with the fine looks of you

And rare is the man with no ego to erase

The love from your eyes is all over your face

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Pleasure is simple, a clear field of view

No demands or commands, no need to stoop to

Days turn to years, love keeps up the pace

The love from your eyes is all over your face

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My companion, my dog, this mutual coup

Devotion and love forever links me to you

Bond to each other no one will replace

The love from your eyes is all over your face

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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL

Dogs are much more loyal than people!


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TheManWithNoPants 5 years ago from Tucson, Az.

I'm just sitting here kind of rubbing my lips trying to figure out how to resopnd. I could do one of the old generic comments. You know what I mean. Instead, I think I'll just be honest and tell you how I feel. I love it. So much, in fact, I think I wish someone had written it about me. Good stuff kid.

jim


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

ghomefitness, you got that right. My MacGregor is so happy to see me every minute of everyday. He follows me from room to room, just to be near me. And I know he loves me more than anyone else in the world. He wouldn't leave me even if you were tempting him with a hotdog! He'd take the hotdog, but come home with me.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Jim, you have no idea how happy your comment makes me. Because right now I am dancing with Mac and I think he likes it! I know you are a dog lover, too. In fact, I did think of you when I wrote this, because I knew you'd understand and not think I was a stranger than fiction. Thank you for reading and making me feel almost as good as Mac's wagging tail.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well the love from 'my eyes' is all over your words - and once again - you have done me in my Amy dear - with absolutely delicious wordplay and the utmost secret that any great writer learns while honing her craft - never ever let the proverbial 'cat' out of the bag - except in this case - I know it to be the Mac Man!!!!! And why not plug this website we all write for and just call your poetic paen to unconditional love as just simply: hubdelicious!!!!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I was at the hub when I looked to see my faithful pup at his usual post, laying almost touching my feet at the base of my chair and I thought about all the time I'd spent on those that let me down. The only one that didn't, through thick and thin, my best buddy, my loyal and best friend, who has gone though many changes by my side, inspired me to sing his praises and "throw the dog a bone" already! Unconditional love served up free to me daily courtesy of MacGregor, the Scotsman! I love my doggie man! Thank you for your words, Colin, and Mac says in his best Scottish brogue, "I love bacon"! Well, he still is a dog, after all.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

A good dog will never let you down and always be there for you no matter what. God Bless Amy


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

You reeled me in with this sweet poem, Amy, and I am happy you have your loyal Mac. You are lucky to have him, and he is lucky to have you.

Here's your funny dog joke for today: What do you get when you cross a cantaloupe with a Border collie?

Melancholy babies!


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Amy, What a wonderful piece of work this is. Your words "The love from your eyes is all over your face" is something that exists, but is difficult to describe. But, you got it said in a manner that almost every reader should be able to understand. Anyone who has experienced that look first hand will know exactly what you mean. I have always thought that Love was a just a feeling, but had no idea what it looked like. It is not a picture of a heart with an arrow running through it like they sell so many of at Valentines day. It is exactly as you described it, "The love from your eyes is all over your face" and now I know exactly what love really looks like. It is odd that dogs have always known how to show this emotion through their eyes, and people are still learning. Thanks for teaching me the answer to yet another of life's lessons.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

vietnamvet68, you said it exactly "spot on". Thank you and I know you understand the special bond the lucky enjoy! And I don't mean the dogs!!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

drbj, I am so lucky. I've never known a more honest, pure, and loyal love than from MacGregor. Everyday offers new and the familiar. He is magic. Thank you for the laughter, my friend. It is the best medicine!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

My dear friend, Mike, I knew you'd understand with your heart as you enjoy the antics and love from a bevy of rescue pups, those "Lucky Dogs". I knew you would understand how expressive and pure the love of a dog is for their caretaker. Even an abused animal, near death from starvation will recognize and wag it's tail at help. I don't really want to go there, but I feel sorry for anyone who has never known the joy in sharing life with a canine. Yes, it's work, it's messy at times, and expensive sometimes, but everything in life is today. And no one will ever receive payback on any investment with loyalty, fun, laughs, joy, devotion, trust and love other than the bond with a dog. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Thank you for coming here and making my day with your commentary, Mike.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Amy, the sad thing is that many will never "see" or experience this "love look" from one of these wonderful creatures we call dogs. I'm sure that dogs reserve this "look" for those humans they truly trust and "love". And just as in the human world, trust is something that must be earned before one receives that special "love look". I know from personal experience that just one "love look" from one of my rescue dogs can erase all of that days trials and unpleasant experiences we all endure. That alone makes it worth the expense and work of having one of these wonderful creatures waiting for you at home. People could learn a great deal from dogs if they would just pay attention.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

Animals teach us how to be human in my view.

So loyal and tolerant of all the weird things we do.

Always attending to our wants and bound to please.

Never a snarl or a growl toward the master of ease.

sligobay


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Those that love their critters recognize the many faces they display. Mac has his "look of love", his curious look, his excited, happy look, the look when he is sick, sad, angry, really pissed, the gamut of emotions all creatures experience. He loves to play a game that is exasperating to me...he takes one of his many toys, like right now, brings it over by me, as I type, takes his nose and shoves it under the furniture and digs and scratches in his attempt at retrieval. When he gives up, 95% of the time, he gives me the look, if I don't notice his look, he uses a certain, annoying high-pitched bark and leads me right to the spot where it is just out of reach so I can get it for him. After a dozen retrievals in as many minutes, it's not so cute. Nevertheless, when he's not feeling good, I miss his game and would give anything for him to feel up to par and up to the game. I'm with you 100% on the mutual admiration society of dogs. They are precious...and I'm glad to see that you friend, Jim, is a member too!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Beautiful truth in poetry. I'd expect no less from Sligobay, the master of the written word. Thank you.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

What a delightful read as I sit here stroking my feline and she purrs so softly for her treat called Temptations. Full of crunchiness outside and soft inside a beefy flavor that even your pooch would enjoy as the feline rolls over and softly meows cats will always rule and dogs will always drool she winks at me:0))

I must say though I love dogs and my two favorite pals are golden retrievers and black labs. You wrote a tender poem and I know your pooch loves you and always will as he looks into the wonder of your kind eyes and sees himself reflecting back from them.

Hugs to you both and have a Happy New Year of togetherness in 2011 and beyond.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

How sweet and lovely your commentary is saddlerider1 alias 007. I wrote about my fella, but all critters have there own language of love. I am glad to hear you share your digs with a wonderful feline. My neighbor, who is ill, has a dog that I now walk and the most amazing cat named Boz. I am familiar with "temptations", in more ways than one! And, yes, the pup will steal those treats right from under Boz's nose! That is the difference in cats and dogs. For dogs, any food supercedes anything else, including manners. Yes, I am familiar with Golden Retrievers as my 100 lb., 12-1/2 year old Golden named Leo passed away last February. It leveled me. He was an altogether different animal than Mac. Leo was gentle, loving, beautiful, way too needy, intelligent and dumb! I fed him like there was no tomorrow, yet he ended up in the doggie hospital after consuming a squirrel that met his end as roadkill. I think he'd baked near the driveway a few days in August when I buried him in the empty wooded lot next door. Leo managed to find him, whereupon, the vet informed me he calls Golden's "Garbage can dogs". All the neighbors loved him and many would stop to say "Hi, Leo" as he would be sitting near where I was working in the yard, like a grand lion statue. After all he had to live up to his regal name "Leonardo de Becherer! After he was euthanized, a result of cancer, I had a neighbor lady come up to me to inquire about him...she said she missed him, too. I still do. Thank you for sharing your beautiful piece of life and love with your kitty. Here's to health and happiness in 2011!


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Hi,

This is beautiful. I am an animal lover and especially my dogs. If I didn't have them in my life it would be so stressful and boring. They not only cheer me up and relax me, but you can just be yourself - even when that means me being a 48 year old child - an there is no backlash from them, only pure love. It is wonderful! Thansk again for this wonderful hub.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Seeker7, I can see why you love that adorable mug! He/she is so alert, intelligent looking and beautiful. Thank you for writing and letting me know that you enjoyed my piece. I agree with you wholeheartedly and I love your comment that "there is no backlash from them. Only pure love". Beautifully stated truth. Thank you.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

What a great tribute to a good friend. I love this as I've had some sweet dogs I'd have not given up for the world. Great poem.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

They enrich our lives and could teach many a lesson about humanity. I credit my dog, along with the many loyal friends, like you, BobbiRant, here at the hub, that have kept me sane. It's hard to see that adorable MacGregor face and ever shed a tear...his happiness is contagious and caring for him a pleasure...the purest love. My best wishes to you and vietnamvet68 for a new year filled with health and happiness.


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

As I write this, one German Shepard is lying on my bed, her sister on the blanket on the floor. Neither is ever far from my side.

A dog has a child's enthusiasm, a warrior's heart, a lover's tolerance and a mother's devotion. So often people pale in comparison.

I love your line, "the love from your eyes is all over your face". And I must add, "and it wags from your tail"!

How nice to have Mac as your muse.

CP


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Christopher. Yes, you are right. There is a chain reaction that starts at Mac's ears and a wiggle all the way down his back, culminating at the end of his tail. And it varies from dog to dog, each with some differences that make them as unique as every person. In people, too, although emotions are universal, a smile, a look, a certain turn of the head, there is a difference and I agree that with a dog there is no chance for deliberate disappointment, never malice, which I can't say for humanity. Thank you for reading, sharing and your fantastic commentary.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

This is so sweet, Amy. Isn't it the truth? There is nothing like the faithful, unconditional love of an animal companion. The look of love, that's what it is. You are so lucky to know this kind of love and to accept it. I feel sorry for those who cannot or will not allow the love of a companion animal into their lives. I don't know what I'd do without all my furry buddies! Right now, (and this is why i haven't been on HP for a few days) I'm going through topical chemo treatment on my face for all the years I played in the sun...now I'm paying)...there is no one who can give me the comfort I need but my wonderful loving animal companions. Lady, the beautiful dog who is now living in the house with Kitty, another pup, and Brandy and all the kitties...they gather around and we spend the evenings together while I'm in hiding. I would not let anyone else in on this experience except a few very close human friends....in the eyes of my aninmals, I am beautiful...in the mirror....OH God!!!

Bless the aninmals and bless you, Amy. You are tuned in to the greatest of love here on this earth!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

You beautiful woman, you. What you now are enduring will pass. My mom, another very beautiful woman, has struggled with basal cell on her face for years from her years unprotected in the sun and the xray treatments of years goneby for acne. She has never had topical chemo, but rather surgeries and now in under the care of a dermatologist where the cancerous "spots" are vaporized with a laser, which leaves no scarring. Her father died of melanoma at 60 years old when the method of treatment was harsh, destructive cobalt. He lost his nose to the disease and soon after, his life. I am glad that as people are advised to go to the doctor with anything "new" or unusual, cancers of all types are often caught much earlier, meaning they are managed and lived with. I understand how "normalized" you feel with unequivocal acceptance by your critters. Anything that disrupts predictable life as we know it, is discombobulating. MacGregor will notice even if I've been for a haircut; he looks at me quizzically, but as always, happy to see me! He recognizes and loves me, from the inside out...superficial changes are noted and accepted in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, I wish I could get his opinion, because I know he wouldn't lie about that either! I am glad you are surrounded by the best of friends in your warm and comfy home where you can relax and recouperate. I will be thinking of you and look forward to reading more of your adventures! Until then, take good care of my good friend!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I'm glad someone's there! God bless Dog!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I'm glad he's here, too, Micky. Poor pup, somedays I bet he'd like to head for less drama and more fun! Bless you!


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erthfrend 5 years ago from Florida

OH YES I LOVE IT!!! What a surprise twist! Dogs mean everything to me and I so much can appreciate and relate to the meaning behind this poem! There is NOTHING like the love from a dogs eyes!!


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear erthfrend, I knew you would understand this piece. I know that my best friend, MacGregor, loves me with all his heart. I see it everytime he looks at me. My life would be so incomplete without him...and all the companion canines I have been blessed to share life with. They add a whole dimension to the word love. Thank you for reading and commenting, erthfrend, my friend.

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