For Pixie-A Poem
Your body held against my chest
long auburn ears fanned out in rest.
I look upon you long and deep
your image in my mind to keep,
and blink the tears that blur my view
of my last chance to gaze at you.
I long to feel you stir and wake
and watch you stretch and see you shake
and wag your tail and romp with me
but now you’ve gone where I can’t be.
I plant a kiss upon your head
and place you gently on your bed.
I do not want to lay you down
to dig the red clay Georgia ground
my tears to loose the stubborn dirt
each spade-full filling me with hurt.
But you deserve a proper grave
and my children need to see me brave.
Now one last time I hold you close,
caress your fur and kiss your nose
but your fading warmth says you’re not here
so with a sob and many a tear
reluctantly I lay you down
with part of my heart, in the ground.
Thank you for your loving heart
your gentle soul, your happy bark.
When I, too, go beyond this place
I eagerly will seek your face.
Then I will hold you once again
my precious dog, my loyal friend.
I still miss her so much and wrote this. I know there are a lot of poems that deal with losing a pet, but I just needed to express my sadness in my own words.
That's a beautiful tribute. :hug: :hug:
Oh my goodness- that made me cry! What a beautiful poem!
That was beautiful :hug: :hug:
That was an amazing tribute! Made me cry!
What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful girl.
That poem was really beautiful. Like many of the others I am tearful and crying for you and Pixie. :hug:
What a beautiful heartfelt tribute to your beloved Pixie.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You have expressed what so many of us have been through but couldn't put into words - Thank you.
Awww that's lovely and written from the heart, a beautiful tribute for a beautiful little girl, take care