Push, Kick, Shove, that’s what you constantly do
You hear the whimpers and cries
But nothing ever changes with you
I bark, you hit
I get up on the couch, you push me to the ground
You found me hiding under the bed
You grabbed my tail and pulled me out
I tried to bite and run,
But you always caught me
It’s been this way since I was a puppy
4 years later, I still hurt
Then the neighbors came over one day when you were gone
They found the spare key and broke in.
They saw me laying on the floor
Too broken and tired to move from all of the kicks to my body
They ran over and got on the floor with me
They pet me, that was the first time I had ever been pet in my life
I felt this love flood through me
The man picked me up into his arms and carried me away
While the women grabbed the bear I came home with years ago
They ran me out of there.
Later when you got home, the police were waiting for you
They took you away, I watched from the window
My new parents held me close and fed me till I was beyond full
They never stopped loving me
They took care of me like you never did
And because of them I’m safe today.
I’m a dog, I don’t deserve to ever be kicked or abused
Love your pets, and if you can’t then let someone else love them.