Friday, October 05, 2007

I STOOD BY YOUR BED LAST NIGHT

A friend sent this to me this morning and I've been crying ever since. Thought I'd share it. It's been almost three months since I lost my precious Adonis and I miss him so. The line in the poem about coming home really got me. That's the last thing I told him, "Go home and wait for me, my love."

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I STOOD BY YOUR BED LAST NIGHT

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peek.
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 you, 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 I 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 looked 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 "good-night, 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



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14 Comments:

Blogger madamspud169 said...

We like a lot of the same stuff Rocky, music, writing & sci-fi.
I'm just starting to write, not novels but hopefully something people will enjoy even if it's articles or short stories. I love writing although I don't think I could write something as moving as this post was, it made me cry & I got so upset I had to turn around the photo of my old dog, it just hurt too much.
Thanks for the wonderful post & the comment on my blog. Who knows maybe I will get to be a freelance writer like you! I can only hope to emulate but we all gotta start somewhere.

2:06 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a wonderful intelligent dog.
I am sorry you are still suffering the lose.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Oh, that made me cry!

3:02 PM  
Blogger bella said...

What tender words.
The loss still aches, I can tell.
Let it take as long as it takes.
Thinking of you.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

Very sorry for your loss of your beautiful pet...That is a wonderful poem, but a tear jerker!

Deepest heart felt sympathy!
Cat

4:56 PM  
Blogger Candy said...

The poem made me cry, too. My dog of 13 years passed away in 2002 but I still miss her till now.

Thanks for visiting my site!

5:11 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Hi Gretchen,
Thanks for all of your nice comments.
So sad about your dog!
That poem is so good, yet so sad.
I had a dog like that one a long time ago.
Hope you have a nice weekend,
Rosemary

5:46 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Such a touching poem. It must give you comfort. He looked like such a lovable og.

9:36 PM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Sorry my D key sticks. I meant to say dog not og..my appologies.

9:37 PM  
Blogger audrey h. said...

This is so beautiful and I have tears in my eyese. Thank you for posting this.

10:06 PM  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful poem.

8:23 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

That was the most beautiful thing I've read in a long, long time!! I lost a wonderful Dog back in 91, and I still sometimes wake up calling his name....

My heart is with you!

10:11 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

Thank you for sharing the poem. I'm going to save that for when I need it some day; my miniature dachshund Duncan will be 14 at the end of October, and my 81-year-old Mama has been heard to say to him, "Don't you die before I do!" Thankfully, both of them are in good health.

5:34 PM  
Blogger bokjae said...

Yeah! I can understand your pain re-loss of Adonis! Pets are such that when they check-out you feel you have lost a part of your life! Be glad to know that you have had your joy and fun with Adonis!

5:25 AM  

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