A Dog’s Wish


If I die old,

Bury me in the ground.

A headstone? No need!

Because I’m just a hound.


Please don’t give me

A funeral procession.

And to my pups,

Give all my possessions.


I am a dog

Of the most humble means.

So spend little

On a casket for me.


As my body

Lies those six feet below,

Sing some old hymns

And let your tears just flow.


Send me away

With the words of a prayer.

Pray that Jesus

Will let me in up there.


We just don’t know

If animals will be

Up in heaven

Along side you and me.


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