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Dogs Have Time

From The American Horologist magazine, April 1938

Dogs Have Time

Men have gold and yet are paupers.
Dogs have time -
Time for waiting uncomplaining 
When it's snowing, freezing, raining;
Time for patience when they're gaining 
Not a dime.

Dogs possess what men have least of;
Time to spare -
Time un clocked by wheels in motion;
Time to wait with blind devotion 
For a man to cross an ocean -
Time to care.

Men with time for selfish striving, 
Time to shove 
Happiness aside for pleasure, 
Somehow lose that greatest treasure 
Which dogs have in boundless 'measure:
Time for love.

-Gene Lindburg.
From Denver Post.

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