When I was cleaning out a cupboard recently, I found this poem. I had written it a week after having my gorgeous little dog put to sleep a couple of years ago. I found that writing down thoughts and feelings was a good way to express and work through my grieving.
TODAY’S THE DAY …
A week ago I held you close,
And whispered in your ear,
I told you that I loved you so,
I prayed that you could hear.
I stroked your fur so gently,
I didn’t want to say Goodbye,
I kissed you softly on your nose,
All I could do was cry.
You were so ill and struggling,
I knew that it was time to let you go,
My Light, my Love, my Darling Heart,
Even before you died it hurt me so.
So many years, such happiness,
Your unconditional love,
You rescued me and gave me joy,
My gift from Heaven above.
I spoke to you of all we’d shared,
Fourteen treasured and precious years,
You raised your head and licked my cheek,
You tried to dry my tears.
Your beautiful brown eyes looked into mine,
As if you were trying to say,
“Mummy, I love you so, and I’ll miss you too,
But you know today’s the day.
You love me too much to keep me here,
For my time on Earth is through,
Help me on my journey to Rainbow Bridge,
Though it hurts, it’s what you must do.”
As you slipped away to that special place,
Where you’d be young and healthy again,
I thanked God for my most blessed gift,
Muffy the Wonder Dog, my very best friend.
Posted by no1ladydj, 16th July 2014