PET POEMS: “The meaning of rescue” (from an older post)


The Meaning of Rescue


Once I was a lonely dog.
Just looking for a home,
I had no place to go,
No one to call my own.

I wandered up and down the streets,
In rain in heat and snow.
I ate what ever I could find,
I was always on the go.

My skin would itch; my feet were sore,
My body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat
Or to gently say my name.

I never saw a loving glance,
I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me
Was really lots of fun.

Then one day I heard a voice
So gentle, kind and sweet,
And arms so soft reached down to me
And took me off my feet.

“No one again will hurt you”
Was whispered in my ear.
“You’ll have a home to call your own
where you will know no fear.”

“You will be dry, you will be warm,
you’ll have enough to eat
And rest assured that when you sleep,
Your dreams will all be sweet.”

I was afraid I must admit,
I’ve lived so long in fear.
I can’t remember when I let
A human come so near.

And as she tended to my wounds
And bathed and brushed my fur
She told me ’bout the rescue group
And what it meant to her.

She said, we are a circle,
A line that never ends.
And in the center there is you
Protected by new friends.”

“And all around you are
the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home
After you’ve been found.”

“And all the other folk
are searching near and far.
To find the perfect home for you,
Where you can be a star.”

She said, “there is a family,
That’s waiting patiently,
And pretty soon we’ll find them,
Just you wait and see.”

“And then they’ll join our circle
they’ll help to make it grow,
so there’ll be room for more like you,
who have no place to go.”

I waited very patiently,
The days they came and went.
Today’s the day I thought,
My family will be sent.

Then just when I began to think
It wasn’t meant to be,
There were people standing there
Just gazing down at me.

I knew them in a heartbeat,
I could tell they felt it too.
They said, “We have been waiting
For a special dog like you.”

Now every night I say a prayer
To all the gods that be.
“Thank you for the life I live
and all you’ve given me.

But most of all protect the dogs
In the pound and on the street.
And send a Rescue Person
To lift them off their feet.

Author Unknown

11 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you Saania! So glad to hear that you enjoyed it! 🙂 ❤

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      1. Saania2806 says:

        My pleasure 😇

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  2. Seriously a small prayer to save each and every little dog from ferocious evil people. They r pure love and so beautiful. God’s children r they too.

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    1. I totally agree with you dear friend! Until humanity does not start to treat all these beautiful creatures humanely, we cannot call ourselves “civilized”…


      1. Yes absolutely true Amira and they are so beautiful here in our country also we pet lovers r struggling to take them out from such people

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        1. Good job dear friend! Never give up, they depend on us! ❤


          1. Yes and my children too do a lot for any strays and my daughter too takes care of our Amber like mad.

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          2. That is so good to hear dear Kamal! Please thank them for me dear friend!!! 🙂 ❤


          3. Thanks dear Amira will surely do so

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