by Timothy R. Laurence


Beyond Life's GateWay




Little one lie down your head

The day is closed it's time for bed!

The gentle winds blow to and fro

And all of nature seems to know...


That day has fled and all around

The evening comes without a sound.

A glorious calm has settled deep

Upon the day. It's time for sleep.


May dreams of fields and running free

Fill every moment of your sleep.

May peaceful rest bring you this day

To yonder shore beyond the gate.


I'll linger here awhile just yet

But you go on my loving pet.

T'is time for us to part our way

Until the coming of the day...


When we again will meet once more

Beyond Life's Gateway on yonder shore.

But for a time we both must wait

On either side God's shining gate.


And should you see me crying there

It's not because I think unfair

The shortness of the days we shared

T'is only that I loved and cared.


So go my gentle little one

With all my love into the sun

I'll join you on another day

When all earth's cares shall pass away.


By : Timothy R. Laurence 

(dedicated to In Memory of Pets and to my

Golden Retriever Madge 1987-1998.)




Timothy R. Laurence