My Treasured Friend
lost a treasured friend today
little dog who used to lay
gentle head upon my knee
shared his silent thoughts with me.
come no longer to my call
no more his favorite ball
voice far greater than my own
called him to His golden throne.
my eyes are filled with tears
thank Him for the happy years
let him spend down here with me
for his love and loyalty.
it is time for me to go
join him there, this much I know
shall not fear the transient dark
he will greet me with his bark.
19, 1992 October 30, 2002