Amen. Bow Wow.

This post is written in response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt:  Michelangelo’s YOU. Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing, or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue and what makes it so significant?

I would like a sculpture of a dog–any dog–with the poem shown below engraved upon it. These words, which express the unconditional, incomprehensible love that dogs show us humans, no matter how we treat them, and how that love is a reflection of the ultimate love, God’s love for us…

…such words should be presented and preserved in stone.

Since this sculpture is supposed to represent something from my life, I suppose the dog will have to be my dog, my golden doodle, the one who sees me off every morning, who naps on my bed and moves my personal items around the house while I’m away, the one who lives to be included in all of our family and outdoor adventures, even if it means just riding along in the car and waiting there patiently until we’re finished with whatever it was we were doing. Here are a few photos for the sculptor, to get you thinking, to spark some ideas. Good luck with that hair.

069God and Dog   

by Wendy J. Franscisco


I look up and I see God,

I look down and I see dog.

Simple spelling: G-O-D,

same word backwards D-O-G.

They would stay with me all day.

050eI’m the one who walks away.

But both of them just wait for me…

And dance at my return with glee.

Both love me no matter what…

Divine God and canine mutt.

I take it hard each time I fail

But God forgives, Dog wags his tail.

God thought up and made the dog

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADog reflects a part of God.

I’ve seen love from both sides now

It’s everywhere…

Amen. Bow wow.

I look up and I see God,

I look down and see my Dog

And in my human frailty…

I can’t match their love for me.

Crag Crest with Trooper

There is now an illustrated song of this beautiful poem: