Camp Lotsadogs
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To All Who Have Lost a Pet

I'm Here

I stood by your bed last night.
I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying
You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly
As you brushed away a tear.
"it's me, I haven't left you,
I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast.
I watched you pour your tea.
You were thinking of the many times
Your hand reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today.
Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more

I was with you at my grave today,
You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you,
that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house,
As you fumbled for your key.
I gently put a paw on you,
I smiled and said "it's me."

You looked so very tired
And sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know,
That I was standing there.

It's possible for me
To be so near you everyday,
To say to you with certainty
"I never went away".

You sat there very quietly then smiled
I think you knew...
In the stillness of that evening
I was very close to you.

The day is over...I smile
And watch you yawning
And say "goodnight, god bless,
I'll see you in the morning".

And when the time is right
For you to cross the brief divide
I'll rush across to greet you
And we'll stand side by side.

I have so many things to show you
There is so much for you to see
Be patient, live your journey out...
Then come and be with me.

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