The meaning of dog rescue

Now that I’m home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked up in my warm new bed.
I’d like to open my baggage, lest I forget,
There is so much to carry – so much to regret.

Hmm . . . Yes there it is, right on the top.
Let’s unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss;
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave –
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn’t good enough – for they didn’t want me.
Will you add to my baggage, will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things –
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, to never repack?
I pray that you do – I’m so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage –
Will you still want me