Long day for a little girl

by sunovawot & damommza

Sarah 16.09.13

it started off so settled
what more can I say
it seemed like any other
ordinary day
but then things took a turn and
suddenly I’m shook
where now am I going
I don’t know where to look
everything is different
a fascinating whirl
but now I think it’s been a
long day for a little girl

she’s lying softly near me
taking in this and that
she’s thinks she loves her brother
but does not love the cat
this little bit of sunshine
so tiny and so meek
has just stolen the cat’s food
even as we speak
she’s 9 lbs of cuteness
that can jump over my head
but for now she’s tired
and just dreaming in my bed…

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what do dogs dream?

by damommza & sunovawot

so what do dogs dream, when they sleep?
open roads and tails to follow
scent of strangers, pressed very deep
tell of homes far away

the smell of litters growing fat
dogs with mange and bitches in heat
longing for homes, feet to sleep at
and some who’ve run away

so what do dogs dream, when they sleep?
fires warm and slippers gotten
or packs to run with, killing sheep
sleeping in tree hollows

to sit with humans by their side
and wake to bowls of steaming meat
then walk the sands and chase the tide
beside humans, their Gods

so what do dogs dream, when they sleep?
guarding home, keep the pack safe
track their prey and sudden leap
to bring their quarry down

in their sleep are they puppies still
everything so bright and new
and still to learn each doggish skill
is this how they dream?

now let me tell you of my thoughts
it doesn’t matter in the least
they can have dreams of all sorts
and we will love them still

time heals…

by damommza & sunovawot

as I sit here in the early
two warm bodies flank my sides
they wake and trail me down the stairs
wagging tails and sleepy eyes

they have no recall of the time
locked in cages soon to die
their former owners quickly left
never “good” in their “good”bye

now trembling, fearful, with out hope
faces pressed against the bars
I walked through corridors of death
can my love heal all their scars?

i’m not Doctor Dolittle
speaking “Kitty” beyond my art
but it doesn’t take shared language
to embrace another’s heart

and i would take each of them
and hold it to my breast
but we have chosen each other
i can only pray for the rest

and life is still before you
though fear is all you’ve known
bars are not the only barriers
you must face before you’ve grown

but time and love and food and warmth
have left those ghosts behind
each day we touch each other
and each day our hearts say “mine!”

2 into 1 wont go!

by damommza & sunovawot

born with a lap that was only so wide
I now have a dog and cat by my side
each one wanting to catch a ride
to sit on mommy’s knees

staring has started, the dog is ahead
cat is insistant that I be her bed
each one wishing the other dead
to claim this sacred spot

the battle thank goodness is not to the grave
but as always it will be a close shave
in exasperation I tell them to behave
or both of them will lose

in time a solution is mutually found
as neither is willing to give any ground
if mommy lays down then space will be found
for both of them to win

EPILOGUE:

cat has gone hunting and that I do dread
the dog had to pee, then found a new bed
all of that arguing, that being said
my laptop wins the lap!

dog’s prayer (in response to “Ten Canine Commandments” seen on I Has A Hotdog)

You are my forever
i will do the best i can
i will give You my all
but am not human
Your voice is a comfort
it tells me i am not alone
i may not understand but will remember
You lead my pack, i do not challenge
i may not be perfect,
sometimes i can’t
when i am scared or tired
You are my shelter
You are my forever