Alone Again

I wish someone would tell me

What it is that I did wrong

Why I have to stay chained up

And left alone so long.

They seemed so glad to have me

When I came here as a pup,

There were so many things we'd do

While I was growing up.

They couldn't wait to train me

As companion and as friend,

They told me they would never fear

Being left alone again.

The children said they'd feed me

Said they'd brush me everyday,

They'd play with me and walk me

If I could only stay.

But now the family hasn't time

They often say I shed,

They won't allow me in the house,

Not even to be fed.

The children never walk me,

They always say "Not now".

I wish that I could please them

Won't someone tell me how?

All I have is love you see,

I wish they would explain,

Why they said they wanted me

Then left me on a chain...

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