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A Gentle Soul

Updated on August 9, 2011

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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    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      Doug Turner Jr. 

      7 years ago

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

    • Randy Behavior profile imageAUTHOR

      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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!

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      Randy Behavior 

      7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      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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      7 years ago from Franklin

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

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      7 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.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      7 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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      7 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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      Claudia Schönfeld 

      7 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

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      Tony DeLorger 

      7 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.


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