Poems My Grandmother Taught Me

The Big Dog And The Little Dog

Said the great big dog to the little dog,
“Why are you down so low?”
Said the little dog to the great big dog,
“It’s better this way, you know.
You look way high up in the sky,
I see people’s feet,
You bend way down low
When you want to eat.
I watch the little bugs,
And see the snowflakes fall.
You miss a lot of things
Because you are so tall.
I’m really quite contented with things just as they are.
Even in a puddle, I can see a star!

~Dana B. Nelson