Friday, 3 March 2006

remembering

 

Doggie Memories

I stood by your bed last night,
I came to have a peep
I could see that you were crying,
you found it hard to sleep
I whined to you softly as
you brushed away a tear,
"it's me, I haven't left,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here"
I was close to you at breakfast,
I watched you pour the tea
You were thinking of the many times,
your hands reached down to me
I was with you at the shops today,
your arms were getting sore
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish you could do more
I was with you at my grave today,
you tend it with such care
I want to reassure you,
that I'm not lying there
I walked with you towards the house,
as you fumbled for your key
I gently put my paw on you,
I smiled and said "it's me"
You look so very tired,
and sank into a chair
I tried so hard to let you know,
that I was standing there
It's possible for me,
to be so near you everyday
To say to you with certainty,
"I never went away"
You sat there very quietly,
then smiled, I think you knew
In the stillness of that evening,
I was very close to you
The day is over,
I smile and watch you yawning
And say "goodnight, God bless,
I'll see you in the morning"
And when the time is right for you
to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you
and we'll stand, side by side
I have so many things to show you,
there is so much for you to see
Be patient, live your journey out,
then come home to be with me.

- Author Unknown


17 comments:

mmaubern said...

Beautiful Poem loved every word of it
all the best to you
Maureen

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally, that was really lovely, thanks for posting it.  I wonder who wrote it ?  :o))

Sandra xxxxx

jeadie05 said...

What a lovely poem Ally ,.......Powerful too ...........Jan xx

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plieck30 said...

Very touching. Paula

dcmeyer420 said...

What a poignant poem. I was just telling Jeannette (Jeanette's Jottings) her essay about Pip (her deceased pet) is so beautiful and if Pip could return the favor, he will write something amazing about her and Mike too. And I came to your Journal and it was like deja vu!

jlocorriere05 said...

What a lovely verse. Have a good weekend Ally. Jeannette.  

sdoscher458 said...

Lovely entry.  I believe that we will all meet again and that love never dies...Sandi

nedmoh said...

What a beautiful poem ,it says it all........Jeanx

ora4uk said...

aww Ally....what a precious verse....thanks for sharing....we recently lost our furry friend Sebastian....a male siamese....seventeen years old....he was and had been the best friend anyone could want...playful, loving, comforting....but like the verse says...we must move on in our journey....Hugs from KY....Ora

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Ally. Beautiful poem, so lovely I read it twice. Thank you
Take Care, Love Debbie xx

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jeanno43 said...

What a wonderful poem.  Thank you for posting it my friend

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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ccancu said...

That's just lovely!  Thanks for sharing.
Cyndy
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happinessdreams said...

very sweet. thanks for sharing.
eli

kokoapuffy1 said...

Lovely poem, Ally.        ~Deborah

mtrib2 said...

That was an enchanting poem.   Dick looks very happy and enjoying life.    mark