Saturday, August 12, 2006

A poem for Mary

In Memory of Mary
My name is Mary and I died today.
I know, ‘cause the Lord came to take me away.
I looked in his eyes and I just asked him, “Why?
Just why did the ones that I love make me die?
I stayed in my cage and I tried to be good--
and wanted to be the best dog that I could.”

“It wasn’t you,” the Lord said with a sigh,
“You were kind through it all and you held your head high.
It’s the people who threw you away as a pup--
the same way they’d toss out an old plastic cup.
There are millions of Mary’s who die every day
and I’m here to love them and take them away.”

It didn’t seem right and he said, “It’s not fair,”
He said as he lovingly stroked down my hair,
that people don’t learn when you die for their sin--
“The choices they made left no room at the inn.
The place you were staying just needed more space
And you died so another could come take your place.”

I tried very hard but they all passed me by
They said, “she’s too plain or too old or too high.”
They wanted a pup or a pure pedigree
But the one thing I wished they had wanted was me.
My name is Mary and I died today.
I know, ‘cause the Lord came to take me away.
[by JoEllen D. for PetPals, Inc.]

5 comments:

Flossikens said...

Can everyone please take the time to read this poem.It's a sad poem and it is also true i dont know how people can just throw animals out on the street it sickins me =[[

luv floss

p.s[floss's mum here carina.Sometimes i really dont understand how people can not like animals and when people are cruel to them it breaks my heart, sometimes when i hear or see the way people react or do cruel things to animals i just feel like those people dont deserve to be on this planet its just not fair.Its really made me think about what i want to do in my life.One day i am going to open an animal shelter and i will need all the support i can get i AM going to rescue animals and i AM going to make a difference in the world]

Sam I Am said...

"Just this side of Heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and look into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...."

author unknown

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Sniff, sniff.

And such a handsome Mary too.

Grrrr...

Tin Tin xoxo

Mary-Margaret said...

Awwww....this made my mom cry. I am very lucky to have a human who truly loves me and is committed to me for my whole life long. I wish other humans would understand that Pups are People, too.

Love, Mary-Margaret O'Brien

Vickie in Florida said...

I needed half a box of tissues after reading this. PLEASE everyone...let's try harder to make our pets homes..FOREVER homes! This kind of page should never be necessary to keep reminding everyone. Animals are not disposable creatures. Would you dispose of your human child if it didn't behave or turn out the way you expected? Of course you wouldn't. Please think twice before you toss that pet aside. I'm so sorry Mary.
Vickie & Harley & Angel