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September 2nd, 2007, 11:08 PM
BAGGAGE (The Meaning of Rescue)

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

Hmmm...Yes, there it is, right on top,
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
And there by my perch 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 love 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?

by Evelyn Colbath (c)1995

From British Columbia Border Collies That'll Do Border Collie Rescue

September 2nd, 2007, 11:11 PM
That's a hug to all dogs waiting for their forever homes everwhere. Thanks Growler!

September 2nd, 2007, 11:11 PM
I've never read this one before Growler. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

September 3rd, 2007, 08:43 AM
I've read it somewhere before :sad: All the shelters should have it on their front doors. :sad:

September 4th, 2007, 01:15 AM
I've never seen that one either....thanks for sharing with us. :thumbs up

September 4th, 2007, 11:59 AM
First time I've seen this one, made me want to cry. Animals are so loving, why can't humans be the same.