My friend the dog

Soft fuzzy bellies that roll up to pet
He has no worries, he has no regret
Loving eyes that wait for a glance
A toss of the ball or let out of the fence
Easily pleased and no strings attached
So few friends in life could better be matched
Sits at the door in the morning son`s light
Asleep at the foot of the bed every night
Mustaches, beards, eyebrows and tails
My friend the dog who`s love never fails
On summers days he walks by my side
Or in my old truck he`s along for the ride
For a ball or a bone or a stick he will wait
Never a friend that I`ve had was this great
Someday I`ll wake and my bones will wax cold
Alone in my bed with my life`s story told
My friend the dog will be there by my side
Forever my friend till the day that I died
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S.W. Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. ******** Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design of their books. ******** Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. ******** ~ "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul—to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real-life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~ ~Scott Biddulph~

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