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Old 01-14-2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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A poem to remind us our departed are still with us

I have had more than a few dogs I've had to say goodbye to but there are two who were very extra special to first Shih Tzu, Charley who left me 5 years ago, and Teddy, my first Maltese who left me just over two years ago. I still get teary when I think of them (almost daily) and this poem touched me very deeply. They gave me unconditional love plus and when I leave this world I hope and pray I will be reunited with them. I hope this gives those reading it some comfort.

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 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 re-assure 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 ~ Sammie Klaehn
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:59 AM   #2
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Gosh Joyce, I have tears in my eyes. Alot of us have lost little ones and you never forget. My little Nikki left me back in 2000 and she was the first one I thought of when I read this. I sure do hope I reunite with her some day.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:17 PM   #3
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I cried, of course, because I thought of my first Maltese, Max. He started out as my youngest son's baby, but he was all mine until he left us too soon. I still think of him everyday, but now I do smile instead of crying.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
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