Robert Edgar Burns

Rookie - 1 Points (02/14/1953 / Dunedin, Florida)

Do Dogs Pray Grandpa? - Poem by Robert Edgar Burns

I stepped outside into the night
A silhouette in the pale moonlight!
Dozens of dogs were wailing songs,
I wondered what could be so wrong!

After silence fell, came an eerie wind,
It began the chorus of the dogs again.
I suddenly heard the sounds of a train.
But there were no tracks, near my domain!

The wind died down, but trees were strewn
Across the street, down the avenue.
The dogs now reached, a feverish pitch,
Should I go back in, or find a ditch?

My grandson came, out onto my porch.
Said “Grandpa I’m scared, what’s the barking for? ”
I told him “Son, please don’t have a fear,
The dogs are just praying, and are very near! ”

“Can doggies pray? ” “Of course they can! ”
“They always have, but not known to man! ”
“There was a wind, but they let us know! ”
“By their barking prayers, for the wind to go! ”

God made all creatures, from a heart of love!
And every one, is sent from above.
For He does care, if a sparrow falls,
And He hears the prayers, when our doggies call!

There is a link, attached to this write.
Just copy and paste, and you’ll find delight!
I would not share this, if it were not true.
Go to this site, and you’ll know too!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 20, 2011


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