Throwaway Pups

Hello, I have a few poems in mind for our column this week and I was wondering if there was any way we could have just a little extra space for the one that is most meaningful to us. It has 411 words so I understand if it is a no but we would omit a picture of that would help. If not, I understand and will go with a different one that I had in mind. I will include the poem below, let me know what you think. Thanks so much!

A Rescue's Christmas Poem

Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town, every shelter is full - we are lost, but not found,

Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare, we hope every minute that someone will care,

They'll come to adopt us and give us the call, "Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!

But now we sit here and think of the days.. we were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways,

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew - now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.

So out the back door we were thrown like the trash, they reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?

We "jump on the children:, "don't come when they call", we "bark when they leave us", climb over the wall.

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed, now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.

If only they'd trained us, if only we knew... we'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse -let to roam- now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.

They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye... "Maybe someone else will give you a try."

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