About the Poem
On the anniversary of the passing of our beloved 12 year old German Shepherd, the pain of remembrance was brought back in full force. The raw emotions resurfaced at that time, to pen this poem:
In fond remembrance of Misty; Feb. 23, 1988 - May 10, 1999
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|by Kit McCallum|
Upon this day I reminisce
With sadness and regret
The loss of my beloved
Special "child" who was my pet.
It's been a year of longing
Wishing you'd return to me ...
For though you left one year ago,
I cannot "set you free".
Though time has made it easier,
To go from day to day ...
No one can understand the
"Special" role your life did play.
For every day you were a part,
Of love and joy and life ...
You had a way that focussed me
And lessened daily strife.
I'd hurry home to see your face,
Behind that window pane;
Where wiggles, hugs and cuddles
Brightened up the worst of days.
And now I sit, with eyes tear filled,
You are not by my side;
And when I see the window,
It is bare and bleak inside.
Emotions, they are raw today,
I'm simply torn apart ...
For hollow, wrenching feelings
Tear apart this very heart.
An emptiness, that's deeper than
The oceans ... fill my soul;
A painful hunger bites my
Inner self beyond control.
For though time healed the daily wounds
I wore upon my sleeve,
I shelter from the world outside
Just what you meant to me.
No children was I blessed to have,
My womb was barren ... yet,
You filled the void my darling one,
My sweet and lovely pet.
To me, you were more human
Than some others I have known ...
You gave such love and tenderness;
T'was deep within your soul.
Now spring is here, and little things
We loved now cause me harm ...
The walks we'd take around the yard
No longer hold their charm.
We're packing just to get away,
And leave this home we've lived ...
For without you to share this with,
I get no joy from it.
I see you as I turn each step,
I watch for you each day ...
Oh little one, I miss you so,
... Much more than words can say.