The other day

To my dismay

I saw a terrible sight.


He darted to and fro

as the cars went to go

avoiding them with all of his might.


I sat and watched

as he pulled and pulled

i would have helped him

if i could.


Tears came to my eyes

as I watched him try

to move his fellow mate

knowing I could relate


His little tail was twitching

and I found myself wishing

I could turn back time

for that little prairie dog


Risking his own little life

to move his dead wife

Out of the road

It was a heavy load


For him and for me

because I could truly see

The love and the pain


If only more of us

had that loving trust

Even had the pain


Than maybe, just maybe

More in life

We would gain