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(Updated version of what was read on May 6, 2014)
One day my son asked me when he was just seven
If pets live beyond earth; he’d heard of dog heaven.
So when I got still and went into my heart
I heard a clear message God ‘sired to impart.
“I AM Pure Consciousness; I AM Pure Love.
All pets have spirits I share from above.
When love is present between dog and boy
There I bring something of heaven’s great joy.
Friendship ‘twixt all forms of life there below
Forms sacred bonds that continue to grow.
Love that is shared in eternity lives;
Kindness, compassion, too, and all that gives.
When one shows mercy ‘midst crisis and storm
I see your loving toward any life form.
Lassie and Timmy knew love of this type—
Miracles happen; it’s not just all hype.
Collies, Dalmatians and Schnauzers and Hounds
Golden Retrievers should not live in pounds.
Each child a dog should tend, to lick and love—
Love’s unconditional, sent from above.
When I named each creature—horse, monkey, frog—
My title backwards I spelled for the dog.
So here’s to Mocha and sweet Ollie, too
For ‘most a decade I loaned them to you.
Their home’s now my mansion where saints above pray;
Where love reigns supreme and still boys and dogs play.
Yes, there’s a dog heaven and one for cats, too.
All creatures we care for are still loving you!”
Copyright © David Lewis May 6, 2014