• What happens when a child can't have a puppy?

    Will their spirit be broken,
    as the words "meet my new puppy" are left unspoken?

    Will sadness fill their watering eyes,
    as they mutter to the puppy their last goodbyes?

    Will their companionship never have a chance,
    like a girl who was never asked to dance?

    Will their eyes relentlessly bawl,
    like April rain will inevitably fall?

    Is it like competing in a contest,
    only to find that you are second best?

    Or is it like dying your hair,
    and seeing that it lacks intended flair?