Let the dogs run.......poem


This morning I awoke within a mood
an old friend of mine .....
my insides shaking
I got up and showered hoping beyond hope
to move on .......such
a rude awakening

And in the rain we left ...... the rumble of
thunder in
the distance
As misty clouds moved through the valley
meeting so
little resistance

I noticed that they seemed harried by a wind
.......which way
to go
Up and melding with pewter sky
or to the
earth down low

Then as we stopped at the higher pastures
and watched the
rain move away
The dogs and I relaxed a moment
to recieve the gift
of this day

And back to the west was a blue
patch of sky.....
an unintended promise
Just for the moment all seemed right
mornings glow dropped
down on us

I listened to the last of rain on my coat and
watched the glistening
dogs unwind
They don't even care what it does
I'm the only one that
seems to mind

What the hell .......I stepped off the road
and unhooked the dogs
.......let them have fun
And the smiles on thier dripping faces
told me .....it's all worth it
just letting them run








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mary615 2 years ago from Florida

I miss not having the space now to let my little dog just run and run! Great poem here!


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Mary ! Thank you , it is so much fun when they can just take off , No ?...Have a great week end !


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Amy Naylor 2 years ago from England

You've painted such a beautiful picture here. I miss the days when my dog was young and used to run for hours, he's an old boy now.

Great poem, voted up :)


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

I have two old boys now Amy - know how you feel ! What would we do without them !.....Thank you !.....Ed


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

And don't they just love the freedom! We can share in their joy just standing there and watching. A lovely, expressive poem.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Lovely day for the dogs to run, wet or dry...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. I loved running with those dogs. Such wonderful imagery. Pearling this and passing it on. Hope all is well with you Ed. Hugs.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Gypsy and all of you , Thank you , ur soooo awesome !..Ed

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