Zeus & Sable

Dear Mr. Levin,

I wanted to thank you for creating this beautiful place where we can come and share the memories of our beloved companions. My dog Zeus was 15 years old and he was the smartest and sweetest little guy I will ever have the priviledge of sharing my life with. I have sent you a picture of him along with his best friend Sable, who died several years ago. They were truly like peas and carrots! My brave little man lost his battle with bone cancer last night, March 31, 2008, at 11:33 pm.

(In memory of beloved pets who are gone, but not forgotten.)

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 the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands 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 re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my 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 “Good-night, 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 home to be with me.

– Author unknown

Jennifer from TX

zeus, sable

2 Responses

  1. Scott Jordan Says:

    Sweet poem. Expresses just the things I hope for!

  2. Myra Lindgre Says:

    Man – I couldn’t even read the whole poem without crying.

    I printed it out.

    Thanks for sharing.