A Time to Remember – poem

dog meadow

They come into our lives for such a short time, a time we wouldn’t trade not even for a dime.
Then before you know it the years have flown by and then all of the sudden we’re saying good-bye.

It wasn’t that long ago we said our good-byes, we held on to you tight as you closed your eyes.
Your spirit has flown home on the wings of a dove, into God’s loving arm’s in heaven above.

Over the days we’ve shed many tears, but the memories we have will live on for years.
We feel your presence and we know that your near, you’re keeping us safe and calming our fear.

We think about memories from years past, when you were young and strong and ran so fast.
We remember all the great times that we all had, wow you always made us happy and never made us mad.

They were the best and happiest years we had, we’ll always look back on them and never be sad.
We look forward to the time we’ll be together again, and we thank the Lord for such a great friend.

Now you run and play up in Heaven above, cradled in God’s arms covered with his love.
Playing by the Bridge waiting for the day we come down thru the meadow to the bridge to stay.

The love that you showed us we’ll never forget because to us you’re one very special pet.
You’re like a star in the dark of night, always watching over us with the Lord’s light.

So now we take time to remember our best friend who will always be with us, even to the end.
We’ll always remember you the way you were, one big lovable huggable pile of fur.

John Quealy

Author: Tony

I am a father, a husband and a dog owner. Like many of you, I love my pets and they are treated as family members. On saying that, if you ask my wife, the order is dogs, daughter and then me but hey, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I write about pet ownership with a slant towards pet loss. Whilst that may sound incredibly depressing to some, I want to focus more on why our pets are so important, the effect they have on our lives and the wonderful memories they create for us. I have been a qualified hypnotherapist since 1999 hence the many references to self-hypnosis as a method of dealing with the pain of pet loss. I know this works so I hope you will give it a try. Please contribute to the success of this website by commenting, liking and sharing. I know this is a community which will spread far and wide, bringing comfort and relief to the many thousands of readers who experience the heartache of pet loss.

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