The Old Dog – Author Sue Lobo

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When you´re lost & cannot find your way,

Allow the old dog to walk before you,

When you cannot find right words to say,

In his silence the old dog talks too.

When you feel sad & all alone,

Know the old dog is by your side,

He´s there for your love & not the bone,

He´ll never hurt you & has never lied.

When your soul is light & full of joy,

Share with your friend of many a year,

To him, your happiness his favourite toy,

Run your fingers through his thinning fur.

His velvet nose in the palm of your hand,

Whenever you have the need to talk,

The old dog will know & understand,

All he wants is to go for a walk.

Feel his paw upon your hand,

 Too remove from this crazy world, the fog,

If you really want to understand,

Look deep into the eyes,

Of a very old dog.

© Sue Lobo

Excerpt from the book “Wild Whisperings”


SUE FRONT

About the Author

Sue Lobo is the author of three books of her experiences in Africa, a poetry book “Africa My Africa” which is poetry reflecting African life in the terrible apartheid era in South Africa & “Lollipops of Dust”, her autobiography, of a child´s view of living in colonial Africa, in the Kalahari desert, with all the magic of what the old Africa had to offer. Her last book “The Last Dance” was published by Creative Talents Unleashed. She has also participated in eleven poetry anthologies with other very talented poets & has won a couple poetry competitions in Gibraltar & Spain. On occasions she has written requested epitaphs and elegies for families of departed souls. She is married to a Spaniard, with two grown up sons & presently lives in Spain. The sale of this latest collection of animal themed poetry called “Wild Whisperings” published by Creative Talents Unleashed will go entirely to Save The Rhino Fund.



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3 replies

  1. I love this. So touching and beautiful. Dogs are so incredible, how lucky we are to have their companionship and earn their unconditional love.

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  2. Magnificent writing of a old dogs friendship On May 28, 2016 4:28 AM, “Creative Talents Unleashed” wrote:

    > Raja’s Insight posted: ” When you´re lost & cannot find your way, Allow > the old dog to walk before you, When you cannot find right words to say, In > his silence the old dog talks too. When you feel sad & all alone, Know the > old dog is by your side, He´s there for” >

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  3. Excellent Sue Lobo . One of the best dog poems I ever read . William Stafford wrote my favorite but this one is right there . God bless this will bless many .

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