When the first great cause of all things (God)
left man to evolve in time-
He built in a lesser body
a fragment of love divine
to give to the poorest beggar
a love that made him a King
and kiss the hand which is empty
when fortune and friend take wing.
As a name for this rare being
reflecting the love of God
man spelt his creator backwards
and called his small likeness dog.
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