Photo on the Wall

a dusty

photo on the wall

hangs upon

a nail

a

past image of

our

beloved

friend

sitting upon our lap

for a blessed many years

there

until his end

this furry old trusted dear

who we revealed our deepest secrets to

yet somehow seemed to always sense how we felt

while

we grew up

into

wearing

these withered

zipped up

suits of skin

while

we stroked his mane

he

taught us through his own silence

what love was and wasn’t

and

how to love

as

we changed our minds

as soon as we made them up

despite

our attitudes

and viewpoints

changing

we grew even older

our beliefs became less and less

important in the scheme of things

in the bigger picture

but

we never did

for one millisecond

not love our priceless ‘lap dogs’

for these most wonderful devoted friends

these darlings of ours

are one of the most valued treasures of life

arriving in all shapes and sizes

colors and breeds

for

in their beginning

once a puppy

full of life

the love

we both shared

warm in our

living hearts

is

frozen in time

within the photo

on the wall

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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I live with my wife and our cats and dog. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by! Take a visit to my other site.

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