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What's after, death us do part?

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We watched a video about a dog called Hachiko. Richard Geere played the lead - a western professor in Japan. This is the heartrending story about his dog...

What’s after, “death us do part”?

He loved the professor since he was a puppy
The man was his whole world, his very best friend
This is the tale of that saddest love story
A heart that was broken that never could mend

Hachiko loved him, went everywhere with him
Right from the day the prof. brought him home
He waddled behind him, and stayed close beside him
A puppy that just wouldn’t let him alone

The prof. was promoted to work in the city
And early each morning the dog would remain
Outside the station across from the entrance
When his master had left him and boarded the train.

After a year, they all knew about him
Everyone saw him returning at four
To sit on the grass, across from the station
His master would come, as always before

Late one night as the shops were all closing
They noticed the dog on the curb as before
No one had told him, that at work in the morning
The prof. had collapsed and died on the floor

Day after day he returned to the station
Year after year, he watched the front door
Every new day with anticipation
That prof. would return like he had before

Summer and winter, in rain and in sunshine
Faithfully there, growing older each day
Pining for prof. who would never be coming
Hachiko was wasting his whole life away

Eleven long years he waited and waited
For most of his lifetime his heart broke each day
And then in the end in the bitter cold winter
The old dog was wasted and then passed away

There in the foyer of Tokyo station
Everyone sees the old dog to this day
Bronzed in the statue, eternal remembrance
Of love in a dog’s heart that won’t go away.

Copyright © 2011 Johann Everitt
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