On Bended Knee

June 14, 2013 at 10:19 am 2 comments

My son is such a thoughtful, caring human being who has rescued many dogs in the past and given them a home full of love and compassion.  I’d like to share a poem he wrote several years ago when he was still a teenager.  I think it’s just beautiful.

Ben and Angus

Angus with Ben

On Bended Knee

To the human, with the life that I spent
how I grew to adore your scents.

You’d let me run so I could feel free
and gained my trust on your bended knee.

Sometimes I’d forget from time to time,
could see the frustration within your eye.

Needing forgiveness, my neck I’d bare
and every time, my life you’d spare.

And even more you’d come back to me
showing forgiveness on bended knee.

And in reflection looking back,
I just want to thank you for that.

Sometimes learning as you go
that I would never put on a show.

For what I feel is what I am,
I had no need for fame or glam.

And in the times I saw pain in your eyes
I’d give you your space to talk to the skies.

Until the time you came back to me
again we had laughter, on bended knee.

I finally learned the job in my pack
to be gentle with young, I got the knack.

With the old I’d lay, and the young I’d play,
but time caught up, began to fill with pain.

I have grown old and I can’t understand
that I can’t walk, and you’re still a young man.

And in my last carry through the door
you gently set me on the floor.

With tears in your eyes, and the sound of good-bye
you comfort me, on bended knee.

The gift you seemed to understand
I thank you for being a compassionate man.

By Ben Baker

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