A Lonely Dog
A Lonely Dog

A Lonely Dog

A Lonely Dog

I wish someone would tell me… just what I have done wrong.

Why I have to stay chained up… be left alone so long?

They seemed so glad to have me, when I came here as a pup.

There were so many things we’d do while I was growing up!

The Master said he’d train me as a companion and a friend.

The Mistress said she’d never fear to be alone again.

The children said they’d feed me, and brush me every day.

They’d play with me and walk me, if only I could stay…

But now the Master “hasn’t time” The Mistress says I shed–

She doesn’t want me in the house not even to be fed.

The children never walk me. They always say, “Not now!”

I wish that I could please them, won’t someone tell me how?

All I had for them was love. I wish they would explain,

Why they said they wanted mine, then left it on a chain…

— Author Unknown

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