Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wondering When

MAKING THAT FINAL DECISION TO SAY GOODBYE
- author unknown -

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner till the end.
Please, understand just what this gift
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
... a young dog once again

Tea tonight: Young hyson

10 comments:

Beth E. said...

Okay, I'm sitting here bawling. This is such a bittersweet poem.

I've been concerned about you, missing your posts and that smiling face of yours. How's Lucky doing?

Saying a prayer for you and RB.

Love you

gitz said...

Sending you the biggest hug I have... I can't imagine how hard this decision is for you, but I know that with all that Lucky has been through you will be doing right by him. I'm just so sorry that it's a decision you have to make.

sherri said...

AWWWWW. I am so sorry.

This is beautiful.

How touching.

God bless you Candy.

I feel your pain.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

I'm sobbing and couldn't even finish the poem...how are you?

Nick the Geek said...

I just buried my mom's dog this past summer. Very hard on her. I'm not looking forward to when our dog goes. My kids will never remember life without him. He turns 5 this summer so he is fairly young, but my oldest will be a young teen when he is likely to be moving on. I can't even imagine how it will affect them.

Elaine said...

My heart breaks for you...

ISO (In search of) said...

Very sorry to hear about Lucky. Praying for you and the grip this must be on your heart. I pray for peace and courage.

katdish said...

Oh, Candy! Thank you for sharing this. He is a beautiful dog. Our pets model for us unconditional love and loyalty. I know your heart must be breaking, and I pray that good memories of him will help that hurt.

Alix said...

Candy, that is a precious post. Augie is also on his way... every day he's a little blinder, a little deafer... Sometimes he flinches when I go to pet him because his reflexes are constantly on defense. In general, he's still healthy, but the signs are all around. Augie will be 15 next month. Will it be his last birthday?

So from Augie to Lucky - hang in there and enjoy every breath.

vanilla said...

Saying goodbye to a beloved pet is one of the truly difficult things we do. Our hearts go out to you.

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