Monday, January 23, 2012
"Walk With An Old Dog" -- by Gayl Jokiel
Because you will not be forever, Hope against time though I may, I paint your picture in my memory, Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone gray.
Because you walked with me in Springtime,
Puppy-clumsy, running free. As you grew, we grew together- You became a part of me.
Because you shared with me my sorrows, Not understanding- simply there. Often spurring me to laughter-- My friend, you know how much I care.
Because the years have slowed your fleetness, Though your spirit still is strong. I promise I will take more time now, So that you can go along.
Because you do not fear the future, Living only in the now, I draw strength from your example- Yet time keeps slipping by somehow.
Because the day will soon be coming When I will no longer see You rise to greet me-but in memory You will always walk with me.