Don’t Grieve Too Long – poem

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Don’t grieve too long for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God set for me
I ran to Him when I heard His call,
I wagged my tail and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To bark, to love, to romp or play
Games left unplayed must stay that way.
I found such peace it made my day.

My parting has left you with a void,
So fill it with your remembered joy
A friendship shared, your laugh, a kiss;
Oh, yes, these things I too shall miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
My life’s been full, you’ve given so much
Your time, your love and gentle touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all to brief,
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief
Lift up your heart and share with me.
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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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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