This is another heartfelt poem that I want to add to the Pet Loss category. This poem is not meant to take away your grief if you have recently lost a pet or a pet that died many years ago. But some poetry helps to soothe the hurt that you think will never go away.
Some poets express a love for their pet in poetry that can being tears to one’s eyes or even to make one weep. I know that some of the poems cause sadness. But none the less, this one is too good to keep in the draft section of this blog. I have noticed pet loss used as search words for posts in this blog. So for now I hope this one will suffice for all those looking for words of comfort.
A fellow blogger and one that I accidentally and recently found through someone else’s blog posted this poem when her beloved springer spaniel died at a very young age.
The blogger is Lunar Euphoria Blog name is My little Spacebook on WordPress
Poem by Gene Hill
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds;
my other ears that hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea.
He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being;
by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me… whenever… wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have.
He is just my dog. By Gene Hill
Post and photograph of a central Texas sunset November, 2011 by Yvonne