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  Must Be As God
by Mark M Lichterman
Friday, July 22, 2011
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Must Be As God

 I speak not of cats

for I know not of cats

but as for dogs 

for I know of dogs.



they must wonder,

do I live in heat

when winter winds howl?



they must wonder,

does this stuff I must drink

so magically appear

when my bowl no longer

runneth over?



they must wonder,

does this stuff I must eat

so magically appear

when my bowl no longer

runneth over?


How does the darkness

turn to light?

How does the light

turn to darkness?

How do the things

I play with magically appear?

How does my being

swell with love for

the godly giver

of warmth

of water

of food

of light

of love?


In the heart of a dog

the giver of warmth,

of food,

of water,

of light,

of  love,

in the heart of a dog

the giver,

the you and me

must be as God.

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/25/2011
Awesome!I often wonder what my dog or my cats would say to me if they could speak.....truly enjoyed this one, my friend!

Your pal,
Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/23/2011
I have such sweet memories of my beloved pets, every one having their own brand of love and devotion for me. Unconditional love, always. I miss them so much! Thanks for sharing this. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/23/2011
Sweet! Their love for us humans is certainly divine.
My dog is amazingly forgiving of humans, too.
Reviewed by John Martin 7/23/2011
Beautifully said, Mark. A dog is most certainly a gift from God....and a reminder of God's love for us.
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