Take me Home

This world seemed like a beautiful place

The minute I opened my eyes

I ran across the streets

With the wind rushing past my face

Jumping up and down

Exploring everything I could find

Playing with mama all day long

Until the day she too was gone

Leaving me alone

To fight life on my own

Life has never been the same

From then on

I fast on most of the days

Wondering if that‘s in my fate

I sleep on the streets

The noises always disturbing my sleep

The heartless sun and heat

Leave me crumpled like a dry leaf

Those chilly nights and dreadful storm

Send shivers down my spine

I run for life when attacked with sticks and stones

Wondering why this world is so mean

When in pain I am often left alone

Deep down my heart I too crave for a home

If I have a right to live

Then why am I treated like this?

If I could ever speak

Would I be accepted in this place?

Waging my tail, licking your feet

I try to bring a smile on your face

I can’t talk

But I too have a heart

All I need is little love

Nothing more than that

If I am not looked upon with scorn

Then why don’t you take me home

Swati Ramnath (As told by the Pup on the street)

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