Today I want to be Chloe.
As I am trying to get up the energy to get to school, Chloe lay snoring on the couch (yep. Snoring.) She had her head on the pillow, a blanket under her to stay warm and I thought to myself, "I want to be Chloe. What a life."
If I were Chloe
I wouldn't have to set the alarm
I'd just wait for someone to
Speak to me softly as I wake up
They'd let me outside,
Wait for my bark
And then give me a
when I came back in.
I'd do lay on the couch
With my head on the pillow
Snuggle in the blanket
I drift back off to sleep
Without a care in the world
Waking only when someone else got up
I'd only have a few jobs
to wait for the mailman
and bark at him to leave our yard
Watch for the neighbors to come home
and bark at them to come and play
Keep the squirrels and rabbits at bay
I'd play when I wanted
Sleep when I needed
And always know I was loved.
I want to be Chloe.
Wait a minute here. Who is she kidding? She thinks I have it easy? Let me tell you a little something…
I don't have to set an alarm
But I also have no choice when to
If she's up, I have to get up
I go outside and
IT'S COLD OUT THERE
I may bark to let them know to
LET ME BACK IN
IT'S COLD OUT HERE
But sometimes it takes awhile,
So I bark some more
And then I get in trouble for barking too much.
There's just no pleasing some people.
I go back to sleep on the couch
(But, I DO NOT snore)
It's not like anyone's going to play with me
At that hour of the day.
And sometimes, it's really early for me.
She doesn't know how late Dad and I
Shhhh. Don't tell!
I bark at the mailman
(there's just something not right about him)
and the squirrel and rabbits and birds
(don't they know this is my territory?)
And those neighbor kids look fun.
I should be able to go over and play once in awhile
They have dogs too. Can't I go play with them?
I don't get to play all day
'Cause there is no one home
to play with
I don't get to sleep all day
'Cause there are things to take care of
I miss my mom and dad when they are gone
Sometimes, I'm afraid they won't come back
I'm afraid they don't know how much
I love them.
I wish I was a people too.