JOSIE'S POEMS

Animal Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Sweet Dog
OH HOW I'D
LOVE TO BE A DOG


By Josie Whitehead
Oh How I'd Love to be a Dog

Oh how I’d love to be a dog

    With an owner I’d adore:

I’d love to share their room at night

     And with them, gently snore.

 

But I’m not a dog but human being;

    A human world’s my lot –

So you’ll not see me, tongue hanging out,

    And panting when I’m hot.

 

Oh, to have a dog’s keen sense of smell!

    There’s so much I must miss.

To learn so much from one small smell

      To dogs, must be sheer bliss.

 

But I’m not a dog but human being

      So sniffing I don’t do:

And rolling in some smelly grass

      Or perhaps some rabbit poo?

 

I’d love to feel that sheer delight

     When, with nose upon the ground,

I’d track that rabbit to its hole

    And bark when it’s been found.

 

But I’m not a dog but human being

    And that’s the way I’ll stay –

So, with one human shout I’m off

    And with human friends I’ll play!

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