Saiom Shriver

Gold Star - 21,196 Points (Ohio)

Shep Of Montana: Fidelity Beyond Death - Poem by Saiom Shriver

Did God send dogs
to earth to teach
us more silence,
more service,
fidelity beyond death,
unconditional love?

Topic(s) of this poem: animals, death, death of a friend, dogs, faith, love, silence

Poet's Notes about The Poem

When his human died, Shep, a mixed collie dog in Fort Benton, Montana, , followed the wooden coffin to the train station. When the train left the station, he could not after a while keep up with it and returned to the depot. He slept that night under the platform and every night thereafter for 5 years and 5 months, from August of 1936 to January of 1942.1975 times,4 times a day, he ran to the train looking for his beloved human. Arthritic and with diminished hearing, in January of 1942 he was run over by a train. His brokenhearted soul soared above the platform to reunite with his beloved human.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 10, 2016

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