Saying Goodbye to an Old, Beloved Friend



2001 – 2015



Walk with an Old Dog

(Poem written by Gayl Jokiel)

Because you will not be forever,

Hope against time I may,

I paint your picture in my memory

Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone grey.


Because you walked with me in springtime,

Puppy-clumsy, running free.

As you grew older we grew together.

You became part of me.


Because you shared with me my sorrows,

Not understanding, simply there.

Often spurring me to laughter,

My friend, you know how much I care.


Because the years have slowed your fleetness,

Though your spirit is still strong.

I promise I will take more time now,

So that you can go along.


Because you do not fear the future,

Living on in the now,

I draw strength from your example,

Yet time keeps slipping by somehow.


Because the day will soon be coming

When I will no longer see,

You rise to greet me, but in my memory,

You will always walk with me.


Photo of Bacchus Copyrighted © 2015 by Heather Joan Marinos.  All Rights Reserved.

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