(Dog Poems – Sad Poems)
I wish someone would tell me
what it is that I’ve done wrong.
Why I have to stay chained up
and left alone so long.
They seemed so glad to have one
when I came here as a pup.
There were so many things we’d do
while I was growing up.
They couldn’t wait to train me
as a companion and a friend.
And told me how they’d never fear
being left alone again.
The children said they’d feed me
and brush me everyday.
They’d play with me and walk me,
if only I could stay.
But now the Family “Hasn’t Time”;
they say I often shed.
They do not want me in the house
not even to be fed.
The children never walk me,
they always say “Not Now!”
I wish that I could please them;
won’t someone tell me how?
All I had, you see, was love
I wish they would explain.
Why they said they wanted me,
then left me on a chain!
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You Never Said Goodbye
(Pet Poems – Dog Poems)
“Woof” I said, as you started the car.
“Hooray” I said, it’s my first time afar.
The scents we were passing were all new to me.
For it was my first introduction to this mystery.
As we got out of the car I embraced you with joy.
After all you remembered to bring my favorite toy!
You threw it once or twice, of which I retrieved.
But on the third it seemed you were ready to leave.
You threw it long and hard and I chased it like lightning.
But when I turned to bring it back I saw a sight quite frightening.
I gripped my toy hard as I tried to comprehend.
What it was I did wrong to make our relationship end.
You walked back to your car as I sat there still loyal.
Why am I subservient and you so royal?
Your engine started and you peeled out into the night.
You didn’t even care about my overwhelming fright.
As I sat in my pose determined you would come back,
The sun faded behind me while the surroundings turned black.
Day after day I stayed in that park.
Lying, waiting too feeble to bark.
As I lay there dying, thinking of you master.
I asked myself how I got into this horrifying disaster.
With my last breath of life, I whispered your name.
Then I collapsed in a heap, overrun by pain.
Why didn’t you love me master? Why didn’t you care?
Had I no significance, was I just a clump of hair?
I stayed there master and I waited for you.
I guess taking care of me was just too much to do.
I’m gone now master, no more You-and-I
But what I can’t figure out is why?
You didn’t even say goodbye.
– Andrew Siegele
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I’m writing this to you
Telling you we’re through
I can’t take you anymore
Don’t know what I liked you for
All you did was wear me out
Now I know what you’re all about
You came to me with promise and joy
Now look at all the things you destroy
Families, lives, bank accounts you see
You ruined it all with one little tease
Look at the way you make me feel
Then you take it all and want me to steal
Why can’t you just go and hide
Somewhere far away where I’ll never find
Everyone at home doesn’t understand
How you rip me apart, then lend me a hand
I keep coming back thinking inside
Maybe this time I’ll make you my bride
Then I sit and wonder why
Why do you really want me to die
Thousands and thousands come to you
Hoping and praying you’ll help them through
Then they fall for your lending hand
Only to realize you’re nothing but a scam
You promised me heaven and sent me to hell
You ruined my life and then wished me well
Watch me now as I go on my way
I’m washing myself of all of your pain
So you and your power can just leave me be
I’m taking my life and setting it free
© Zeb Edington