A Small Dog’s Prayer
By Susan Marie Molloy
I lay here in the new-turned soil;
Its coolness brings me big happy joy.
I am grateful to Papa, he did toil;
These benefits I so enjoy.
I slowly close my dark brown eyes;
The sun and its rays are oh! so bright.
I turn my nose, up towards the skies;
The air! The scents! All do excite!
I watch Mama ever so much;
She always makes such good-tasting things.
I sit and wait for her soft touch;
I don’t pull on her apron strings!
I have such tiny, little legs;
My tail is long, a feathery touch.
My mood is like a powder keg,
When Toby tries to ride the clutch.
Thank you, God, for all that I have;
My family is good, I love them so.
To be an orphan was no salve;
To give love all is what I owe.
This short poem is in my chapbook, “Puppy Love: A Praise of Dogs in Poetry and Illustrations” and is now available for FREE February 22-24, 2018 on Amazon Kindle. Click HERE to pick up your free copy.
And, yes, the illustration here is one of my dogs, Trixie.
©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.