China by April

Spirit of a GSD

I was standing on a Hillside
in a field of blowing wheat
and the spirit of a GSD was
laying at my feet.

She looked at me with kind dark eyes.
An ancient wisdom shining
through and in the essence
of her being I saw love there too.

Her mind did lock upon my heart
as I stood there on that day
and she told me of this story
about a place so far away.

I stood upon that hillside
in a field of blowing wheat
and in a twinkling of
a second her spirit left my feet.

Her tale did put my heart at ease
my fears did fade
away about what lay ahead
of me on another distant day.

“I live among God’s creatures
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 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 free to roam God’s heavens
among the Shepherd 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 milkbones line the walkways
just waiting to be found.

There even is a ring set up
the grass is all lush and green
where even Rescue GSDs
become the Best of Breed.

For we’re all winners in this place
we have no faults you see
And God 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 an angel’s arms.
Her wings 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 lonliness for here
you know I wait.”

Author Unknown



15, Nov 2001