Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tell Me You Love Me

He sits on his hind-quarters
Staring at me with those beagle
Eyes hoping to finagle
Attention away from the TV reporter.

Yesterday’s expressions don’t count
Because he has no memory or
Any mental capacity to reach for
Or beyond his care-giver’s account.

Neither can he hope for tomorrow;
He has no day after this day. His
Time is now and only now is
For him, an operantly conditioned fellow.

His eyes plea, “Tell me you love me;
“Pat my head, rub my belly, say my name.”
Every day after day after day it's the same.
"Please tell me you love me."

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