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The meaning of rescue

March 5th, 2006, 09:58 AM
The Meaning of Rescue

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed
All nicely tucked in my warm bed,
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget,
There is much to carry -
So much to forget

Hmmm . . . Yes, there it is, right on the top
Let's unpack loneliness, heartache and loss;
And there by my leash hides fear and shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave -
I still have to unpack my baggage called pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me.
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage,
To never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see.
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?

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March 5th, 2006, 11:14 AM
That is great right from the heart

March 5th, 2006, 02:45 PM
That's so true.I can relate,my last foster moved 3 times before coming to my house and he was only 18 months....but he is know adopted and ready to unpack!

March 5th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Poor animals who have to live like that. I'm glad when my dogs get to the point where they take us for granted. I'm glad when they seem like they're forgetting their baggage.:)

March 5th, 2006, 03:57 PM
yes,how sad:sad: They are so totally dependant on people for their very life,could not survive without us.
I wish all the jerks out there who dump their animal without regrets could read that poem.:pawprint:

March 5th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Very touching and true. When I adopted Chloe she was only 10 months old but had a ton of baggage. It has taken years but she is finally secure in our home.