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Marley Bob's Song - Come Rescue Me

Updated on February 10, 2015
Marley Bob
Marley Bob

They rescued me in the nick of time

My days were laid before me

I was but young, but no one wanted

My life to save or spare me

I still recall the day they came

Their hearts so full of joy

Two were big, two not so much

A little girl and boy

They ooed and awed at all the rest

They smiled and spoke to each

While I lay waiting, with big brown eyes

Just biding time to teach

That I could be the one for them

And they the one for me

Would be my goal, when they would come

At last for me to see

Then at last the time had come

They stopped to see us all

I seemed to be invisible

Because I was so small

The runt, they say, just look how cute

His ears so big and all

That's when I tried to seal the deal

But on my face I'd fall

I've blown it now, is what I thought

They'll never hear my song

But then the door would open up

It turned out I was wrong

A second chance for me to show

As to the floor we went

I played and jumped and cuddled soft

But had an accident

Oh no, I said, I've blown it now

Again, is what I thought

But one last time I'd plead my case

Feeling so distraught

I climbed upon the lap of one

And fell so fast asleep

I tried to show how sweet I was

So me they'd want to keep

But then they left, back to the pen

I'd go, and be so sad

I thought I'd sold my case so well

Unto the little lad

Days would pass and then I heard

A voice that sounded sweet

It was the four who'd heard my cry

Whom I was blessed to meet

They'd gone away to make a place

And then for me return

For I'm the one whom they had chose

Is soon what I would learn

I went with them and took a ride

And now at last I'd be

The one thing for so long I'd wish

To be a family

Six years have passed and it's been great

These people that I own ;-)

Have loved me so, and I've loved them

Together we have shown

That love is so much more than words

To toss around, but yet

Some people still have yet to find

We're so much more than "pets"

Man's best friend? Indeed

A dog, a cat, or more

Can bring your life such joy and peace

Just open up your door

And share your love with more than man

You may just find a friend

Who loves you just the way you are

Whose love will never end

Without condition, even when

You fall short or you fail

I'll show you that it's all O.K.

With just the wag of tail

I'm thankful that my family brought

Me home that special day

And now I speak for all the rest

That long to have you hear them say

Come rescue me!


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    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Shauna for stopping by. I appreciate the compliment. Labs are indeed wonderful dogs. I have had several over the years. I honestly think this mix that we rescued has more personality and smarts than any dog I have ever had. It may be a fluke, be he is a special little guy for sure.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      What a wonderful poem, Howie. I used to know a chocolate lab. He was the sweetest dog I've ever met. Sadly, his days on this Earth are gone, but he lived a good long life and filled the world with love.

    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Jackie :-) Thank you Heidi. Rescued dogs and mixed breeds are some of the best. They told us that our Marley was a Aussie/Mountain dog mix Lol. As you can see by the pics, he does not resemble either one of those. He looks more like a chocolate lab/greyhound or possibly Weimer mix. It didn't really matter to us. It was his personality from the get go and he was just too darn cute. Very, very smart dog though.

    • heidithorne profile image

      Heidi Thorne 

      4 years ago from Chicago Area

      I have a rescued golden (we think golden/lab mix) who is certainly one of the very best dogs I've ever had. Thanks for sharing your best friend with us!

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem...and story.

    • Howie Watts profile imageAUTHOR

      Howie Watts 

      4 years ago

      Thanks pop. I love my pup :-) He is one spoiled little guy.

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      4 years ago

      The dog is awesome, your words are awesome and the whole happy event is awesome. Voted up and of course, awesome!


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