Poems & Writing


I wish someone had given Jesus a dog

As loyal and loving as mine,

To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes

And adore Him for being divine.

As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog

Would have followed Him all through the day,

While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well

And knelt in the garden to pray.

It is sad to remember that Christ went away

To face death alone and apart,

With no tender dog following close behind

To comfort its Master’s Heart.

And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn

How happy He would have been,

As His dog kissed His hand and barked its delight

For the One who died for all men.

Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine,

This pal so dear to me.

And I smile through my tears on this day alone,

Knowing they’re in eternity.

Day after day, the whole day through,

Wherever my road inclined,

Four feet said, “Wait, I’m coming with you!”

And trotted along behind.

Rudyard Kipling



I lost a treasured friend today,

The little dog who used to lay

His gentle head upon my knee

And share his silent thoughts with me.

He’ll come no longer to my call,

Retrieve no more his favorite ball.

A voice far greater than my own

Has called him to His golden throne.

And though my eyes are filled with tears,

I thank Him for the happy years

He let him spend down here with me

And for his love and loyalty.

Author Unknown


4 Responses to Poems & Writing

  1. Adrienne says:

    I’m glad you have a Poems & Writing page now! That’s awesome! Pages are so fun, and they give viewers a lot to explore on your page! I would like to see you get creative with some more pages! Love you!

  2. Victoria says:

    Thanks. I’m going to make an art page soon and put up some of my old artwork. And if I can ever find my poems (I’ve written a few) I’ll put those up too 🙂

  3. AngelaMarie says:

    I had never read this poem by Kipling! How beautiful! Thank you for posting it here!

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