Echoes

June 7, 2013 

today

lets

simply

be

comfort

dogs

for

each

other

lose

capacity

to speak

conversations

can become

so confusing

texts

tweets

all words

written

likewise

make no

promises

sign

nothing

dont

ask

questions

or feel

compelled

to offer

answers

avoid

attempts

to

explain

understand

anticipate

compete

forget about

who wins

loses

success

adds

stress

to succeed

again

postpone

park

walks

for

exercise

display

they

seem to

require

one

leashed

restrained

one

free

leading

lets

sit

here

silent

close

listen

to

the

rain

feel

sun

shine

pat

gently

once

in a

while

everybody

needs

a

comfort

dog

at

times

we may

wag

a little

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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