|12-31-2012, 01:55 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: collegeville, pa
The Power Of The Dog
THE POWER OF THE DOG
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie--
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.
Then you will find--its your own affair
But--you've given your heart to a dog to tear.
When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.
We've sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long--
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
Just wanted to share my favorite poem if by chance you haven't seen it
Tazor Von Best GermanShepherdinTheWorld
|12-31-2012, 04:10 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Printed, framed, and on my wall beside pictures of Heidi. Wonderful poem.
Abby - Adopted 11 July 2011
Heidi - RIP (3 May 2011)
Run free little girl, you gave me the best seven years of my life.
|12-31-2012, 07:17 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Thanks . I realized this daily over the past year but the poem says it so much better then I could ever.
Lucky- GSD Rescue 2/16/2002
Thunder from the East: adopted 1/25/2013
Miss Chevy Cruz - adopted 1/25/2013
|01-01-2013, 03:19 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Chandler, Az.
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