Our hearts are filled with sadness.
Our smiley friend Glen has passed away. We will miss his hellos and chats at Richard Diggins Park in Subiaco,
With love to Julie, Gwen, Sheila and Clinton, Georgia and Adele, James and Lucy
and of course to Bandit and Bentley
from your park mates,
Helen and KoKo
When I heard that Pope Francis (2014) had decreed that dogs are allowed in heaven I thought about writing a poem. My thanks go to my mate Koko red dog who wrote something very similar which I have part plagiarised. The poem is set somewhere in the future.
I stand at the gates of heaven
Making a fearful din
“I know my mum is in there ” I say
” You’d better let me in”
For years I’ve roamed Subiaco
From Rokeby Road to Townshend
Now that I have traced her to your gate
“You’d better let me in”
I’ve made friends with people who fed me
and those who took me into their home
to keep my little tummy full
and ensure I was not alone
I think I’ve done with walking
I’m tired and need a rest
I want my Mum to pat me,
in the haven of heaven would be best.