May 15, 2017

"It's me, I haven't left you...I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

These words could be said about people gone on as well.

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peek.
I could see that you were 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 am not lying there.
I walked with you toward 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 every day.
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 will 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


  1. Awww...thanks Annie, you made cry....I think this probably could be said for the living too...I think we all deal with sadness and "demons" as I call them.

    I hope you have a beautiful day, friend...hey, its suppose to be 87* here in western NY by the middle of the week. smiles

  2. Where do you find such material ?
    You seem to touch our hearts with your art,your thoughts and photos and with dear articles such as this.
    God Bless you , my dear friend !

  3. This is so beautiful, my friend. I feel that way about all that have passed.

    I loved your tour of New Jersey and you're right! It's definitely underrated.


  4. that was really special. I could think of it as about my dear son or parents who have gone on before. I love the picture. Really beautiful.


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