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Still waiting for you!

I still remember that day,
The day I met you for the first time
The joy in your eyes,

Swati Ramnath

arms spread out for a hug
You lifted me up in the air,
looked at me adoringly
I must have been a
really cute pup.

I still remember that day,
The day you got me my first toy,
Took me out for a long drive
Played with me all day long
That was the
happiest moment of my life.

I still remember that day
The day I missed you like hell
Waiting for you to get back home
To spend some time alone with you
Did I do something wrong?

I still remember that day,
The day you walked away
Leaving me alone,
in a dark and secluded place
Oblivious to the pain in my heart,
the tears in my eyes,
It’s just a bad dream, I told myself.

Gazing at the sunset sky today.
I find myself still waiting for you
Hoping that you would come one day
To take back your old friend
That would be my last day
as an abandoned dog.
–Swati Ramnath

A dog sits waiting

A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun.
Too faithful to leave, too frightened to run.

He’s been there for days now with nothing to do
But sits by the road just waiting for you.

He can’t understand why you left him that day.
He thought you were stopping to go with him and play.

He’s sure you’ll come back, and that’s why he stays.
How long can he suffer, how many more days?

His legs have grown weak, his throat parched and dry.
He’s sick now from hunger, he falls with a sigh.

He lays down his head, he closes his eyes,
I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies.

– Contributed by: Samaira Garg