Sunday, November 13, 2016

A word in for me


Now I can just see heaven's gate
Sparkling lights wink a welcome
As angels whisper on the trees
And choirs of songbirds sing for me

What blessings have I to account
To retell my life spent on Earth
They shuffle round in wild array
Are these judges in somber robes?

A scroll unfurled tells my earthly life
It matters not my memory fails
It seems I've not sinned that much
But loved both animals and trees

I've talked to birds and played with fish
I tilled the soil and fed myself
Clearly I have passed all these tests
But then I heard an unholy row

Barking and yelping now was heard
As all the pets I ever had
Now bounded up to wish me well
Clearly they'd put a word in for me

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20 comments:

  1. Hey animals know better sometimes. This was beautiful!

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  2. Brilliant!

    Love is all we need (ideally). As someone who is a wee bit scared of dogs your bounding pets would scare me silly!

    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  3. Oh what a moment that would be!

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  4. I think that any heaven MUST include our earthly pets as well!

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  5. I'm glad that pets can put in a word for you... I hope that there is a hope for petless too.

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  6. Now that's the kind of heaven I can get excited about!!!!! I love this, Robin.

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  7. So sweet it almost made me cry! That's exactly the way I hope Heaven turns out to be!

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  8. Now bounded up to wish me well
    Clearly they'd put a word in for me

    They may look ferocious but can be appealing and adorable by way of one's treatment on them! They'll put in a good word certainly!

    Hank

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  9. This is a joy to read. Your clarity of expression gives so many of your pieces a high-spirited quality that is wonderful, Robin.

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  10. What a vision--dreamlike--and it seems possible. You brought a big smile to my face.

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  11. I love the idea and the way you have expressed it.
    Such an accolade would be of greater value than a chorus of angels.

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  12. I love it. A happy eternity, draped in dog slobber!

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  13. Nice, you went the extra mile to meet with your pets, a happy heaven to you

    much love...

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    much love...

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  15. Hahaha Cute and well developed.
    ZQ

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  16. That uplifted me some, but so many dogs!

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  17. Beautiful. I pray all my animals are there waiting. As I currently contemplate getting a new pup 🐶...bkm

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  18. I bet they did! I will too, if I get there before you. :) This is my favourite of all your poems.

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  19. oh, this is so beautiful!
    they loved you as much as you loved them.

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