You by Marianne Scarfe

Who likes all the food l like?
Who can keep up when I’m riding my bike?
Who calms me down when I’m mad?
And who touches my face when I’m sad?

Who listens quietly to the things l say?
Who sits by me at the end of the day?
Who listens to secrets but won’t ever tell?
And who understands me so well?

Who’s never angry when all l do is wrong?
Who stays out in the garden with me
When evening’s shadows grow long ….
Playing brilliant games with me
That seem to go on and on.
And who stares into the fire with me
When Summer’s warmth has gone?

Who can run faster than the wind can blow?
Who’s got the kindest brown eyes l know?
Who’s there when the world seems to end?
You. My dog. My friend.