because i am a sled dog


because i am a sled dog ©PJ Yukon 2017
because i am a sled dog
i have no voice
i can only speak to you
with my eyes
with my bark
and with the wagging of my tail
if i could talk to you
i would tell you that i worship you
and that my only wish
is to be with you
to be loved and adored
and to be wanted for who i am
i would tell you
i am a living breathing being
much like you
that feels love and joy and pain
and if i could only speak to you in words
i would tell you all these things
i would tell you i am here
to do your bidding
even if that means running a thousand miles
in a brutal race i didn’t choose to run
even if it means
i might suffer and die


for you are my world

my greatest joy

and i only live to please you  

i would protect you with my life

if you asked me to

all i ask in return

is that you love me back




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