Buddy

April 19, 2013
By TheMasterWagner SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
TheMasterWagner SILVER, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"If you give a man a match, he'll be warm for a minute. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."


I sat down in the grass,
and stared at the swaying daffodils,
watched the bees dancing around the
magnolia petals, heard the gentle rush of cars
from the unseen highway.

I felt Buddy’s cold nose against my
leg, and I put my arm around
his thick neck, his mane of orange fur.
I looked at him and he looked at me
with the innocent eyes of
an infant, and yet he seemed
as though he was a hundred years old.

He pressed his warm snout
against my cheek and I smiled.
“Wanna talk, boy?”
I mused, and he stared back at me
with his kind eyes. He nudged me again,
as if he was letting me know
I could tell him anything,
and he would keep it
a secret
as long as he lived.


The author's comments:
Sometimes, when I'm lonely, I talk to my dog. They keep the best secrets. This is for my dog, Buddy, who's getting old, and might not see too many more summers.

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