A Stray's Prayer

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 racked with pain.
And 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 with no water, and God, that was hard.
So I chewed 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.
And I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old.

They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
While I run the streets just looking for bones.
I'm not really bad, God, please help if you can,
For now I have become just a "victim of man".
I'm wormy, dear God, and I'm ridden with fleas,
And all that I want is an Owner to please.

If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good,
I won't chew their shoes and I'll do as I should.
I'll love them, protect them and try to obey
When they tell me to sit, 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 gonna die.
I've got so much love and devotion to give,
That I should be given a new chance to live,
So dear God, please answer my prayer,
And send me someone who will really care....

That is dear God, if you are really there!


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