Prayer of a Stray

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Dear God,

Please send me somebody who’ll care

I’m tired of running, I’m sick with despair,

My body is aching, it’s so wracked with pain –

Dear God – I pray – as I run in the rain,

That someone will love me and give me a home,

A warm, cozy bed and a big juicy bone.


My last owner tied me all day in the yard –

Sometimes without water – and God that was hard!

So I chewed through my leash God – I ran away –

To rummage in garbage and live as a stray!

But now God, I’m tired and hungry and cold,

I’m so afraid I’ll never grow old.


They’ve chased me with sticks and hit me with stones –

While I run through the streets, looking for bones.

I’m not really bad, God please help if you can –

For I have become just a “ victim of man “!

I’m wormy God, and riddled with fleas –

And all I want is an owner to please!


If you find one for me God – I’ll try to be good.

I won’t chew on their shoes, I’ll do as I should.

I’ll love them, protect them and try to obey –

When they tell me to sit, or lie down or stay.


I don’t think I’ll make it too long on my own –

‘Cause I’m getting so weak and I’m so all alone.

Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry-

‘Cause I’m so afraid God, that I’m going to die!

I’ve got so much love and devotion to give –

I should be given a new chance to live!

So, please God, answer my prayer –

And send me someone who will really care!


That is, dear God, if you’re really there…


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