held her close, I stroked her head
I laid her on, My soft soft bed
She cried a little, Wined at me,
Told me it hurts, Lying here with thee.
I moved her slowly, Moved her down.
On to her bed, There on the ground.
She cried tonight, And let me know
The pain fierce, Within her flowed.
I stoked her neck, Kissed her head
While she laid there, Beside my bed.
I prayed the morning, Would never come
But it came today, For my lovely one.
I prayed for strength, To get me through.
To do the thing, That I needed to do.
Tears welled my eyes, Making it hard to see
As I prepared the way, Made a place for thee.
I placed her blankets, Made a bed for thee
Brought her to the bed, That I made you see.
I drove the drive, Crying all the way.
The last short Trip, That I made today.
I went inside. To see the vet,
I wanted to Cry. “I’M NOT READY YET!”
But deep inside, I really already knew.
I couldn’t walk away, I had to get through.
Get through this time. Hold my best friend near;
Put on a brave face, Smile through the tears.
I held her close; Gave her nose a kiss.
Looked into those eyes, That I most will miss.
She looked at me, I saw her fear.
I said, “It’s ok, I love you dear.
You’ve been a good girl, But now, love rest.
You’ve fought the good fight, You gave your best.
Your heart has been willing, But your body weak.
I know you’re in pain, And relief you seek.
Just look in my eyes, Baby please don’t fear.
Soon the pain will be gone, From you my dear.”
I watched her eyes, I heard her sigh
I whispered my soft, Heartbroken goodbye.
My love is Gone now, My heart aches deep.
My eyes won’t dry, For her they weep.
I know my pain, Will some day ebb.
For now my heart, Within me feel dead.
No longer will I see, Her Sweet sweet smile.
Not for a very, very Long While.
Be at rest my Friend, For though my heart cries.
I know you are free, to run through the skies.
To chase the birds, as you are want to do.
But that doesn’t stop my heart, from weeping for you.
So now I have said, my final goodbye.
Let your spirit run, free through the sky.
Thank you my friend, for the lessons you taught.
I will remember them forever, forget them naught.
But know too, you I will never forget.
I will keep you forever, in my heart, you can bet.