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God Names Dog

God Names Dog
By Linda Taal
(from Dutch 'ACTIE ZWERFHONDEN' - help for the Turkish errant dogs)

When God made the earth and the sky

the flowers and trees,

he then made all the animals

and all the birds and bees,

and when his work was finished

not one was quite the same,

he said "I'll walk this earth of mine

and give each one a name",

and so he travelled land and sea

and everywhere he went

a little creature followed him

until its strength was spent;

when all were named upon the earth

and in the sky and sea

the little creature said "dear Lord

there's not one left for me"

the Father smiled and softly said

"I've left you to the end,

I've turned my own name back to front

and called you Dog,

 my friend".

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