I noticed a toy of yours the other day
It hurt so that I had to look away
I never could stand to move it
I saw it again, though, just yesterday
And it brought comfort my way
I put it safely in my closet
And remembered you, with a smile
Thanks For All the Love
I miss the little sounds you made
That were only meant for me
The droopy stares you shot my way
Knowing no one else would see
I smile when I think of you
Peacefully resting up above
Because I can hear you calling me
Saying "Thanks for all the love"
Watching you grow was such a joy
From the little ball I first brought home
To the companion always by my side
Amazed at the trust you gave me
Comforted by the love we shared
Looking around at your favorite places
The hidden spaces I would not have known
I realize those corners are the graces
That has made my heart your home
I mourn for you when the days slow down
When the sun begins to set and things get quiet
I reflect on the time we spent slowing down
Settling down, drifting, dozing, dreaming
Side by side we slipped into another morning
Now when the first day's light hits my face
I know you've waken and are reaching down
To say good morning, to help ease my mourning
Because you are a light that will not fade
You're gone but not forever.
I smile when I see pictures,
remembering all the good times we spent together.
I am strong;
Even stronger, to speak the words of our memories to others.
To smile, when I don't want to smile.
To laugh is easier as days pass by.
You're with me forever in my heart.
A treasure deep within to steer me on.
A precious gift that will not fade.
You were more than my pet, my friend, companion, and my family.