My Old Friend

by russtowne

You picked me the moment we met
And you knew right from the start
We were supposed to be together
You ran straight to my arms and into my heart.
I couldn’t ask for a more loyal companion
You’d risk your life to save mine.
When I was sick in bed for a week
You stayed right by my side the whole time.

My Old Friend,
Life with you is better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure I wish would never end,
And I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

You once ruined our brand new carpet
When you ate my whole birthday cake.
My wife forgave us because you’re cute
Getting sick is no excuse for the mess you made!
But I’m far from perfect too
I can be cranky for days
When I growl ‘n bark and snap at you
You still always love me anyways.

My Old Friend,
Life with you is better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure I wish would never end,
And I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

Your face is growing whiter and your pace is off a step
Let’s make the most of whatever time we have left.

My Old Friend,
Life with you is better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure I wish would never end,
And I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

So glad we have each other, My Old Friend!
–Russ Towne (this began as a poem honoring my dog
and the special bond that some people and dogs have,
then it morphed into a song with the help of Kevin Harris.
You can hear it at my blog in the category of
Songs I’ve Written/Co-Written)

6 Comments to “My Old Friend”

  1. This is lovely.

    I have a dog too and can relate to the sentiments in this poem/song

    Christine

  2. Right well I’m going straight to your blog to hear this 🙂
    Such a beautiful poem!

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