A Gentle Soul


like a squirrely puppy, you lumber in

haphazardly scratch my thighs

eager to be up and near

lick my fingertips and stretch

now focused on my cheek

apologetically my hand a shield

while he addles up sheepish

afraid he might disturb

gently leans his warmth against and

lays his soft muzzle on my knee

aged eyes invite me to pet him

and so I do

I've always preferred the gentle souls over the aggressive ones. Don't ask me to explain my dating history. For breadth and depth, nothing beats the still waters once dived into.

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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

Lovely poem, RB. Our pets are such a comfort, in many ways far more than humans. Gentle souls, ah yes... still waters run deep. I so agree.

Claudia Schönfeld 5 years ago

ah this is a lovely and tender write randy...i've always preferred the agressive ones...maybe for the kick..need to consult a psychologist i guess...lol

RinaMonte 5 years ago

Great poem. I am also fond of gentle souls, and have used this term for years, towards some people:)

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I kept picturing an old boyfriend who was so gentle and warm. He liked to touch and be touched, he always made me feel needed.

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

The addition of SoundCloud and the whimsy in your voice really adds to this presentation. To date you are the only one I know of prompting such a unique method of enhancing their Hubs. I note that the nervousness from your first attempts are gone and confidence reigns. The poetry and delivery are superb.

PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Awwwww soooo nice. I vote for gentle souls, also. :-)

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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Hi Tony, thanks for coming by. Love them deep waters.

Ha, ha Claudia. The aggressive ones are like fireworks. So bright but short lived. Give me a candle.

Greetings Rina, me too.

Hi Cardisa! Warm fuzzies :)

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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you mckbirdbks. I am much more comfortable now. Some hubbers have followed me to Sound Cloud though. Go to my page and look whom I'm following you will find several there!

Hi PenMe Pretty thanks for popping in!

Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Nice moment here. I wonder: if the dog could write a poem about you, what would that sound like?

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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

The long lost poet! But they have Doug, both the squirrely puppies and the gentle souls. Every thing penned in my honor a precious prize.

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