The Lost Dog
Today I was roaming the streets
Cause my owners want me no more,
I met a gentleman on a park bench...
He looked lonely and his health was poor.
When he stood up, he looked down at me
He said, "You hungry, Boy?
I bet we can fetch a bologna sandwich."
And I wagged my tail with joy.
When we got to his house, I was led inside
I felt comfortable right away,
Yet I was quite nervous, cause
I wasn't for sure if I were going to stay.
The man went into the kitchen and said,
"Come, Boy, let's see what we got,"
I obeyed his command quickly
The fridge door was open, and I saw a lot!
We ate til we were full and satisfied
He said, "Boy, you look so lost and alone,
I don't think you're in a hurry to be anywhere
Let's just make this your home."
I felt a tear run down my cheek
'Someone wants me to stay!'
I licked his hand to show gratitude
I was lost, but found on the very same day!
He was only seven
When they came to take him away,
Not knowing where he was going
I still remember it today.
We were playing in the backyard
Just like kids used to do,
Some people drove up in a chevy
To come get Jerry LaRue.
They went to the porch and knocked
As my mother answered the door,
They said, "We are here for Jerry
He can't live here any more."
We packed up Jerry's things
Gave him a hug or two,
Told him how much we loved him
And he said, "I love all of you."
Several years later we saw Jerry
He remembered us and smiled,
He was adopted by a good familyBut he was ours for awhile.
I was born on an August day
The weather was extremely hot,
My parents lived in a two room house
With my sister, a little tot.
When I came home from the hospital
My sister was happy to welcome me,
She would give me attention
And was good as she could be.
As I got older, I got mean
Cause she wouldn't treat me right,
I would find ways to pay her back
That would lead to a fight.
My sister would make me so mad
Over some of the things she'd say,
I would contemplate and scheme
Until I'd get my way.
My sister grew older and got married
I missed her more than i thought i would,
I would take back all I said and didI would go back if only I could
remember times I wanted to kick her
Cause she always wanted me clean,
She would take a rag and wash my neck
Sometimes I thought she was just mean.
My neck was always ticklish
Even with her gentle hands,
I tried so hard to squirm away
That's the only time we weren't friends.
She kept on loving and spoiling me
She would rock and sing me to sleep,
Her voice was so comforting to my ears
My love for her was deep.
As the years have passed along
Her voice still comforts me today,
I'm going to visit with my mother
To enjoy this Mother's Day.
The day I saw Santa Claus
I felt my toes curl in my shoes,
He was an oversized fella
Just how does he fit in chimney flues?
My stomach began to have butterflies
As I studied his clothes and beard,
I sure wanted a new barbie doll
But this guy looked weird.
I turned to mommy and hung on
So tightly to her skirt,
He whispered, "Come over here, little girl."
And my stomach began to hurt.
My mother led me by the hand
As I caught a tear in my fist,
I stood there in front of Santa Claus
And told him my Christmas list.
Santa Claus smiled and looked at me,
My face wet with tears,
Santa became my friend
And has been for many years.
As we go about our lives today
With our family and friends,
Don't forget about God
He will judge us in the end.
Today I celebrate my love for Gerald
I'm shouting it in everyone's ears,
I found the man I love completely
We've been together 17 years!!