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Monday, February 24, 2014

I Bask in the Light of Forever

Dedicated to Brigid, upon the loss of her beloved Barkley, 
in the hope that this brings her peace. 


I Bask In The Light Of Forever

I know my owner misses me,
And I sure miss her, too.
I hope she knows I'm doing fine,
And I know I'll see her soon.

You made me feel so safe, mom,
You surrounded me with peace.
Going to sleep within your arms
Was the way I'd choose to leave.

I woke up in a lovely place,
And all my aches had fled.
Waiting there was a kind-faced man
Who scratched me on my head.

"Welcome to heaven, young pup," He said ,
I hope that you don't mind
Staying and playing with me for a while
Until it's your master's time."

Jesus is so good to me, mom,
He plays with me every day.
I run and I chase and I play ball and dig
And eternity just melts away.

I don't lack for playmates, mom,
There are so many friends for me here;
Doggies and kitties and children and birds,
And we romp, all love and no fear.

I bask in the light of forever,
Resting at Jesus' feet.
But every day I ask the Lord,
"When will my mom and I meet?"

He smiles and then pats me kindly
And He says "Oh, it won't be long now."
I know that He is telling the truth
Because time here flows different, somehow.

Heaven's a wonderful place, mom,
It's the perfect doggie resort.
So while I can't wait to see you,
Don't you dare cut your time on earth short!

When your time comes I will be waiting,
All wagging tail and kisses and love,
And together my joy will be complete:
I and my master, with the Master Above.

8 comments:

  1. Well put. Your original work?

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  2. Yes. Unless otherwise indicated, all writing on this site is mine.

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  3. Even better than that poem of yours I sang for my theory final *wipes at leaky eyes*

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  4. Thank you. I'm still surprised you liked that other one... in retrospect it seems like nothing more than a long angsty whine to me.

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  5. Sure is dusty in here...

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  6. Thank you.

    I read this, then read it again. On the second reading of the third to last stanza I had to get up and spend some time petting my dog.
    It took a bit to get him to to calm down as he was worried something was wrong, but he did, and I found a new spot that he really likes to be scratched in, (just behind his shoulderblade).


    He actually rolled over so far I had to catch him as he fell off the couch. It's moments like that which underscore what dogs mean.

    So thank you again.

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  7. That was beautiful Erin.


    Thank you for that.

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