Ode to Angel

In the sleeping garden far away
I heard the ones who loved me say
O, Angel dear, tell us true -
How much longer must we grieve for you?

Not long, 'cause I dreamed in the Garden behind the moon
That Garden with doggie souls strewn -
That Susie and John will adopt a greyhound dear,
Then your grief will lighten - never fear.
The greyhound may play with my toys and doggie bone,
Sleep in your bed so he or she won't feel alone,
Goodbye, dear Susie and John - do not weep,
As with all creatures, large and small, I must sleep.

Mary McQuade, Angel's Grandmother, 3/17/04

3400 Carlisle St #430, Dallas, TX 75204-1265
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