Losing Jake – poem

two hearts joined

two hearts joined

There’s a hole in my heart where a dog used to be.
He’s nuzzled my soul and is now part of me.
His pain is his life and I know what to do.
But when I release him, I’m losing me, too.

The puppy I cradled three short years ago
is a ninety pound bundle of love and I know
that he’d lick away all of my tears if he could.
It’s his sense of duty to make me feel good.

It’s my obligation to do what is best.
The love of his “master” is put to the test.
It’s a wrenching and sorrowful way that we part;
it doesn’t hurt less when the head rules the heart.

There’s a hole in my heart where my Jake has passed through.
When we say goodbye part of me will go too.

Amy Waggoner

My Heart Will Go On – poem

ocean

ocean

Made popular by Celine Dion and the film Titanic:

Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you
That is how I know you go on.
Far across the distance and spaces between us
You have come to show you go on.

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on.
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on.

Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime
And never let go till we’re gone.
Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold you
In my life we’ll always go on.

Near, far wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on.
Once more, you open the door
And you’re hear in my heart
And my heart will go on and on.

You’re here, there’s nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on.
We’ll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on.

Will Jennings