POEMS: “A rescue prayer” (for the animals, from a previous post)


Now I lay me down to rest…I pray my soul can stand this test

of watching critters lose their homes…while owners gripe and cry and moan.

I loan for strength of spirit that they’ll find a loving home again,

where they will know a loving heart… I can’t do much but it’s a start.

And spare me from the owners’ pleas…about the baby’s allergies

or how they are moving out of state…or spitefulness ‘tween cat and mate.

Please keep me sane while dealing with the woman who bought as a gift

a wriggling tiny ball of fluff that now is playing way too rough.

Remind me I should bite my lip

when confronted with “he grew too quick”,

“I didn’t know he’d get so large”,

“he seems to think he is in charge”.

Protect my heart  when I hear them say

“I think we’ll breed our dog one day”.

Sometimes I think I’ll break in two;

each day brings trials harsh and new.

And if I die before I wake,

I pray one hopeless soul you’ll take,

my tears are gone, my faith is bare,

Lord please hear my rescue prayer!

(Author unknown)



9 Comments Add yours

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:


    1. Thank you for visiting and hugs back! 😉


    1. Thank you! I am so glad to hear that!

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  2. realmofvibes says:

    I am a dog rescue foster parent and volunteer. This poem made me cry. It’s all too true…


    1. Thank goodness for people like you in this world!!! I appreciate your comment and I feel the same way! I also have 2 rescued fur-babies that I love!


  3. earthskyair says:

    After volunteering at a shelter, I was pretty shocked at how some our residents arrived there. Very sad stuff. And they make our world so beautiful. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for volunteering dear friend, I am sure it’s pretty sad and it takes a very special person to be able to do it. They are indeed the greatest teachers of unconditional love and forgiveness…


      1. earthskyair says:

        So true that they are amazing teachers. Honestly, in working with the animals, they give so much to me.

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