Shadow Dog

I hear your paws on the stairs,
Your soft bark in the night;
But not even all my prayers,
Could bring you into sight.

I feel you sitting next to me;
Your fur is now ice cold;
But I know I'll never get to see
Your face so white and old.

I know you're here, Jack,
Standing by my side,
And I've wanted you back,
Since the day you died.


  • Louis Gibbs

    Lovely tribute to your pet and companion, Jack! Well presented, L.G.

    • lostgirl24

      Thank you. I still miss my fluffy buddy

    • Heather T

      So so sad...what a beautiful way to honor Jack.

    • Candlewitch

      oh my,
      tears of mine are flowing...beautiful poem for a loving friend/pet and family member! we just recently lost one of our cats (Vivian) to cancer. I am so sorry for your loss!

      *hugs, Cat

      • lostgirl24

        Thank you and I'm so sorry for your loss as well! Although I'm sure Vivian is happy wherever she is now

      • Confused kid

        Its really sad to lose a pet, Jack is probably happy where every he is.

        • lostgirl24

          Thank you and I hope he is happy

        • FredPeyer

          A very moving poem for your departed Jack. You write well with much feeling.

        • Nicholas Browning

          Much empathy. Good use of description and full of emotion.
          My condolences, good work.

        • niallprideaux

          Losing a pet is gut-wrenching, especially when you've had them for so long. Amazing tribute x

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