Poemdog

Dogs 2017

I GOT MINE
(2/17/17)

we can
try
to help them

we can
cull the norms
of society
to determine
what would be
an optimum situation
for them

educate
them

point them
in the right
direction

subsidize them
if need be

but
in the end

in the beginning
for that matter

we have
no clue
as to what
is best for them
on a personal
level

we tend
to cross
a line between
compassion
and control

attempting
to force them
into
precast molds

usually
failing
miserably

our own
destiny
is mystery
enough

do we pretend
to understand
another's path?

sometimes
the only way
to help others
is by being
whom
we were meant
to be

for most
of us
that means
stepping away

letting go

letting God

those select few
intended
to help others
seldom question
their methods

their goals

their efforts
are natural

genuine

we are glad
that they
exist

but saints
would not
be saints
without
the unfortunate

without
an audience