Snicker by Edward Baldwin / DAD

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.
I nap the day on a snowy cloud, gentle breezes rocking me
And dream the dreams of special ones 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 all lush and green
and everyone who gaits around becomes 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!
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 done and you stand at Heaven’s Gate
Have no fear of loneliness for here, you know, I wait.


Love Always,
14, July 2006
Edward Baldwin