Guest Post: I Once Sat in That Chair

Mark & Skipper

I Once Sat In That Chair
By Mark A. Rosolowski

I once sat in that chair and I watched,
People around me freely going to and fro,
Parents playing with their children,
As I once sat in that chair and watched.

I once sat in that chair and I watched,
People opening doors and going in,
Stores bustling with those inside,
As I once sat in that chair and watched.

I once sat in that chair and I watched,
Happy people enjoying their lives,
Running, laughing and playing,
As I once sat in that chair and watched.

I once sat in that chair and I watched,
I would remember the times when I could run,
I would remembering the times when I could play,
As I once sat in that chair and watched.

I once sat in that chair and I watched,
Then I retreated to the solitude of my home,
I had to block out the world,
So I didn’t have to sit in that chair and watch.

As I sat in that chair not caring nor living
A new friend a partner entered my life,
He is full of life, energy and love,
With him I can’t just sit in that chair and watch.

As I sit in that chair and play I am on the go,
I watch him run a smile on his face as I throw his toys,
I enter buildings as he opens doors for me,
As I now sit in that chair and participate.

As I sit in that chair I am alive again,
Lights are turned on, elevator call buttons are pushed,
Dropped items are returned to me,
As I actively sit in that chair doing more than before.

As I sit in that chair full of life with Skipper at my side,
I am a part of everything around me as I once was,
Nothing can stop me now that Skipper is here to assist,
A partner, a friend a gift from NEADS that gave me back my life.

As I sit in that chair with Skipper at my side I am happy,
NEADS partnered me with Skipper with great thought,
NEADS is more than a place to train dogs and their partners,
NEADS is a place of great love for the dogs and their humans.

As I sit in that chair with Skipper at my side I think of NEADS ,
And of all that NEADS has given to Skipper and me,
My four legged friend is not a pet and is more than a dog,
Skipper is a part of me he is my partner and my life.

As I sit that chair with Skipper as always at my side,
I say a little prayer that NEADS will always be here,
That they may continue to touch so many lives in so many ways,
I know that NEADS proves there are angels on earth.