Nancy Byrd Turner

(1880 - 1971 / Virginia / United States)

With Regard To Dogs

Only the human dead may lie
In God's good acre wide and fair;
Those of an humbler kind who die
May not have shelter there: -
Not Dan, who spent his lifetime in
Such deep devotion, such warm trust
Toward man, - 'twould seem there might have been
Some corner for Dan's dust;
Not Chum, a little blind boy's guide,

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