A Pawed Psalm. Photopoetry by Keith R Wahl

January 17, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

A Pawed Psalm

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Upon a canvas blue, where sunbeams dance,
And salty winds a salty rapture weave,
A creature leaps, a furry circumstance,
A heart of joy that cannot be deceived.

With tongue unfurled, ablaze in doggy grin,
He chases waves that crash in foamy praise,
No lord to serve, no master's whip within,
Just sun-warmed fur and boundless, sunlit days.

He spins and barks, a whirlwind of delight,
A feathered arrow dipped in ocean's sheen,
No need for wealth, no yearning for the night,
Just boundless life, a simple, happy scene.

Oh, to be free like him, unchained, untamed,
A soul set loose where salty breezes call,
To run, to bark, to love, to be unclaimed,
And thank the sun for just being, after all.

For in his boundless joy, a lesson lies,
A soundless truth, a psalm on the sand:
That life's best song is sung beneath blue skies,
A paw-prints' ode to freedom, salt, and strand.

So let us watch, and learn, and envy free,
This furry dancer in the ocean's grace,
And steal a moment from eternity,
To taste the joy upon that sun-kissed face.

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