Shawn L. Bird

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Poem- GRATITUDE April 9, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:30 am
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It is lonely

Seeing ghosts of wagging tails

Dancing feet and twinkling eyes.

To remember joy made physical

Only because of my existence.

It is lonely

To catch the movements

From the corners of my eyes

Of furry bodies no longer present.

Grief is a hard, hard, hard burden.

But you,

Are lighter without the responsibility

Lighter with the freedom

Lighter  from the consequences.

Lighter with the isolation

That is not loneliness to you.

But oh,

It is to me,

And my heavy heart struggles

With this burden of grief.

Knowing you.  Knowing me.

Knowing the sacrifice you make

To bring some relief from grief,

To bring me a piece of joy again,

Wagging on the tip

of a tiny tail.

 

2016/04/08

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10 Responses to “Poem- GRATITUDE”

  1. Henry Game Says:

    Very lyrical this one. I was almost nodding my head to the beat. Cool. Nice poem, nice theme

  2. I can so relate to this…

  3. Rich Proctor Says:

    LOVE this!!!

  4. He sends you what relief he can, from that dog park in the Beyond. ❤

  5. N’aw…there’s something almost bitter sweet about this, but mostly sweet.


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