By Michael W. Raley
If people were loyal like dogs,
The world would be a much better place.
Spouses wouldn’t leave just because times were difficult,
Nor would friendships end over petty disagreements.
There would always be a loving, non-judgmental face
To welcome you home and say you matter to me.
If people were as loving as dogs,
A kind, listening ear would see us through the dark days;
A soft cuddle or nuzzle would help mend a broken heart,
Saving us from depression and despair.
If people saw from a dog’s perspective,
There would be no division in our world,
For we would see only people who needed love.
If people were as unselfish as dogs,
We be kind to each other
And truly understand
What it means to love
Another being greater than you could ever love yourself.