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A Dog

The darkness fades as the new day comes and he sips coffee

He thinks of his marriage that had faded with the night

He relinquished the vows and his wife's plea and poured them into the glass

The world turned as the dog came and said good morning and came to rest at his feet

The Sun rose into the quiet and he silently gazed out the window

It was silent as were the vows

The birds had formed a Union with the squirrels and picketed the Sun

And the warmth on his foot from the dog made the silence fresh

The prayers were sent to where they go and the waiting

The refrigerator hummed and rattled and kept in tune with the computer

The words waited with those prayers and the dog stirred

And God looked down on the pair with love

Those prayers gathered to God and He considered each

And one prayer was showered down on the man and his dog

Love was granted to the two and with certainty God relayed

The dog got to her feet  and took a slow draw of water

And He went back to the vows and released them with finality

He gave the dog a rub and went to his coffee

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  1. Date: 2/2/2013 3:35:00 PM
    hi Patrick, just browsing some of your poetry,, this is amazing, sad, and very profound,, and very well written...

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:01:00 PM
    great write Patrick

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 9:47:00 PM
    Patrick, a nice story... good ending..pd

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:37:00 AM
    dear Patrick, This poem is so touching and encouraging I hardly know what to say. I love the way his prayers were answered from wherever they went. I guess acceptance is what we all need. Beautiful poem. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:29:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Patrick. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol