December 22, 2006

The Spirit Of A Dog

The Spirit Of A Dog

I was standing on a hillside
In a field of blowing wheat,
And the spirit of a dog
Was lying at my feet.

He looked at me with kind dark eyes,
Ancient wisdom shining through.
In the essence of his being,
I saw the love there too.

His mind did lock upon my heart
As I stood there on that day,
And he told me of this story
About a place so far away.

As I stood upon that hillside
In a field of blowing wheat,
In a twinkling of a second
His spirit left my feet.

His tale did put my heart at ease,
All my fears did fade away
About what lay ahead of me
On another distant day.

"I live among the spirits now
In the heavens of your mind,
So do not grieve for me, my friend
As I am with my kind.

My collar is a rainbow's hue,
My leash is a shooting star.
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.

There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined,
But I'm free to roam the heavens
Among the Doggie kind.

I nap the day on a snowy cloud
Gentle breezes rocking me,
And dream the dreams of earthlings,
And how it used to be.

The trees are full of liver treats,
And tennis balls abound,
And dog treats line the walkways
Just waiting to be found.

There even is a ring set up,
The grass all lush and green;
And everyone who gaits around
Becomes the Best of Breed.

For we're all winners in this place;
We have no faults, you see.
And the judge passes out those ribbons
To each one, even me.

I drink from waters laced with gold,
My world a beauty to behold;
And wise old dogs do form my pride
To amble at my very side.

At night I sleep in comfort's arms,
The stars protecting me,
And moonbeams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee.

So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heaven's gate,
Have no fear of loneliness
--For here, you know, I wait".

- author unknown


pissed off patricia said...

Since this will most likely be my last christmas with my little dog, due to his age, your post unleashed some pent up tears. ( no pun intended when I used the word "unleashed")

angry ballerina said...

I'm gonna go home and hug my Rajanator............

Pam said...


Is that your pooch in the picture? I think I've only seen pics of a golden lab on your blog, but I'm kinda new here.

BSB said...

Reminds me of Luscious....

She's aging rapidly...13 she's getting there....

Beautiful indeed...

I once told a priest that if God didn't accept Luscious in heaven I simply didn't want to go there...

Needless to tell you he thinks I'm a total nut case! ;-)

Have a great weekend my friend!


supergirlest said...

tears tears and more tears... so beautiful!

Mary said...

How beautiful. Thanks.

HillCountryGal said...

GORGEOUS POEM!!! Just heart-warming to the bone. I swear, sometimes I love my DOGS more than my kids.
Peace be with you this season. And for always.

HillCountryGal said...

BTW, that comment you left on my blog about beautiful sunsets...just thought you would like to know that Hubby and I lived in Cochiti Lake for ONE GLORIOUS YEAR. And that blue sky there is so unique, when I see blue that color, I always describe it as "Santa Fe blue."