Is a bark just a bark?
by Clark James
When a dog makes a bark, what does it mean?
Does a bark mean nothing, or something much more?
Maybe a bark is a word that means many different things.
Maybe a bark is what a dog calls his master.
Maybe a bark is the the way a dog says his name.
Maybe a bark means "My ball is caught under the chair."
Maybe a bark is a warning to "Please keep away."
Maybe a bark sounds like Hello to other dogs.
Maybe a bark means "Can I please have my dinner now."
Maybe a bark is a just a dog laughing when he plays.
Maybe a bark brings the moon a bit closer at night.
Maybe a bark is a call to friends far, far away.
Maybe a bark is a cry for attention.
Maybe a bark says "I'm so excited about life!"
Maybe a bark is what a dog calls a cat.
A bark could mean so many different things.
A bark must mean something, don't you think?
Maybe, just maybe, a bark is just a bark.
What do you think a bark means?