Here are two very moving poems sent to me by a reader of Galgo News, authors are unknown.
Dear God please send me somebody who'll
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain.
And Dear God I pray as I run in the rain,
That someone will love me and give me a home.
A warm cozy bed I can call my own
My last owner neglected me and chased me away
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God I'm tired and hungry and cold.
And I'm afraid that I'll never grow old.
They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
While I run in the streets just looking for bones!
I'm not really bad God, please help if you can.
For I have become just a "VICTIM OF MAN!"
I'm wormy Dear God and I'm ridden with fleas
and All that I want is an owner to please!
If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good
I won't run away and I'll do as I should.
I don't think I'll make it to long on my own,
Cause I'm getting so weak and I'm so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
Cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die!
And I've got so much love and devotion to give,
That I should be given a new chance to live.
So Dear God PLEASE, PLEASE answer my prayer
And send me somebody who WILL really care…
Lay your hand upon my head
So I can feel your touch
My eyes are dim but let me see
That face I love so much
My limbs are weak - so lay with me
And hold me very close
You are my very dearest friend
The one I love the most
I cannot speak and so I put
My faith and trust in you
Because your love for me is strong
You know what you must do
Let me feel you by my side
I want to feel you near
Whisper words of love to me
Those words I need to hear
The time has come for me to go
The Rainbow Bridge awaits
And all those hounds who’ve gone before
Are waiting at the gates…
To welcome me – so “Farewell” friend
I must be on my way
Hold me tightly in your arms ..
But wipe your tears away
We won’t forget the happy times…
we shared – both you and I
It’s time to go – but there’s no doubt
Our love will never die