I had not cried in two long years
Today the flood gates opened wide
For it was only yesterday
You walked along my side.
Last night you wanted to be held
And cuddled before bed.
This morning’s light I found you
And first thought, what a sleepy head.
No one will ever take your place
Your eyes so big, so bright
Your ears alert and standing straight
Your tail forever taking flight.
Gone now the patter of little feet
Or you curled up beside my writer’s desk
You filled an empty space within my heart
And now you are at rest.
I thought we’d have more time to share
T’is something no one knows
As I look back and think of you, a truth is what I see
I may have felt I’d rescued you, in fact you rescued me.