The Power of a Dog
There is sorrow enough in the
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie-
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.
When the fourteen years which Nature
Are closing in asthma, or tumour,
And the vet's unspoken prescription
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find - it's your own
But...you've given your heart to a
dog to tear.
When the body that lived at your single
With is whimper of welcome, is stilled
When the spirit that answered your
Is gone - wherever it goes - for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog
We've sorrow enough in the natural
When it comes to burying Christian
Our love are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though is it not always the case,
That the longer we've kept'em, the
more do we grieve;
For, when debts are payable, right
A short-time loan is as bad as long
So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearths to a dog