Our Kelly Girl
by Paul D Berube
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Whew! Tough one to write, my friends.
I about cried like a baby remembering all the great times that we had with our Golden Lab mix that we named Kelly. But the pleasant memories will have to do until one day we find her waiting for us as we cross into Heaven. I think most of you will agree with me when I say that, "A dog truly is a refection of God." I hope you all enjoy this one. Have a great day and may God bless you as He has blessed me.
Abandoned and chained to a tree
When you were but a little one
Yet old enough to understand
It was by man this deed was done
After they found you, you were sent
To a pound to wait for a home
Due to the horrors you went through
You wanted to be left alone
You cringed when people came too close
You remembered what man did to you
After sixteen weeks of waiting
There was no more that they could do
They readied you to be put down
In three days time you'd be no more
But God had other plans for you
The day that I walked through their door
Searching for a dog I could love
I came across you in your pen
Shaking with fear you watched me close
You seemed to sense I was your friend
When told I could not adopt you
I so angrily asked them, "WHY?"
They said that you hated people
And that you would soon have to die
I refused to let them do that
Without holding you close to me
I asked to be alone with you
Our love and trust was meant to be
They put us in a room alone
Wanting to see how you would be
And gently I explained to you
That you could die or come with me
I approached you very slowly
As they watched us through a window
Gingerly you allowed my touch
Then licked my hand as if to show
Those watching us we were okay
A tad frightened but doing fine
And you went home with me that day
So very happy to be mine
You became part of our family
You loved it when we rubbed your belly
Don't ask me why, it just seemed to fit
All together we called you Kelly
Still you remained a bit timid
When strangers came nosing around
The hair on your back stood right up
When you gave them your verbal growl
Slowly you learned to trust again
You made everyone your friend
Such a loving dog you became
Right on up to the very end
Thirteen years with Kelly Belly
Your golden fur bright as sunshine
You provided us with God's love
Kelly girl, you'll always be mine
And I know you are now at peace
Even though you're no longer with me
Play with your friends at Rainbow Bridge
I'll meet you come Eternity
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|Reviewed by Z McClure
|Wow. I was like your beloved Kelly once, but like you did, Christ Jesus came by- and then into my life, just in the nick of time! This poem touched me in the gut and has left an indelible echo in my heart.
Thanks Paul, and God bless you.
|Reviewed by Ruan Burke
|There is no love like that of a dog. I have three, all rescued and they are everything to me. I have written poems about each of them and a few about their lives in general and about their doggy friends too.
I am sure Kelly would thank you from the bottom of her heart for giving her the chance of a wonderful life. The saddest thing is there are so many of them across the world and so few of us.
|Reviewed by John Domino
|"A dog truly is a refection of God." I agree and yes they depend on us (we are suppose to rein over all the animals on earth) and those pets will be with us in the end. Amen
Prayers with you and family - pets are just like kids but better!
Peace, the love of Christ and many blessings,
John Michael Domino
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Powerfully poignant poem, Paul; very well penned!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
I am so sorry for your loss; y'all are in my prayers and thoughts!
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I know how you feel. I'll never forget how I lost Jazz. My brother lost his little Frosty to too many tumors on Sunday. So glad you wouldn't take no for an answer and gave Kelly a good life.
|Reviewed by Connie Faust
|Aw, Paul, I'm sorry to hear of Kelly's demise. I just lost my Sugarplum weeks ago so I have an idea how you feel.
You have my sympathy and prayers, you and your family.