A Stray Dog’s Prayer

stray-dog-poemDear God, please send me somebody who’ll care!
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 and a big juicy bone.

My last owner tied me all day in the yard
sometimes with no water, and God that was hard.
So I chewed my leash, and God I ran away,
to rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God, I’m tired and hungry and cold,
and I’m so afraid that I’ll never grow old.

They’ve chased me with sticks and hit me with stones,
while I run the streets just looking for bones.
I’m not really bad, God, Please help if you can,
or have I 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,
and I won’t chew their shoes and I’ll do as I should.
I’ll love them, protect them and try to obey
when they tell me to sit, to lie down or to stay.
I don’t think I’ll make it too 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 answer my prayer
and send me someone who will REALLY care.

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This is a beautiful poem which has been written long time ago by somebody named Brian who wrote it on December 20, 2009. He posted it on Facebook, unfortunately that page is no longer available, so if you know the owner of this poem, please let me know, so I can thank him and add more info about him.

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