Shawn L. Bird

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poem- tricks November 18, 2018

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:45 am
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This time

I’m walking forward and you are beside me,

four paws padding along,

wet nose nudging my palm now and again,

assuring me you’re there.

This time

I waken to the whining cries

of someone small who is not you,

blessed and depressed.

Time tricks,

I see your silhouette,

hear a gentle woof on the wind,

look around knowing it’s not,

wishing it was.

Now, time

reminds me that life is a tapesty.

Joys are woven in the warp;

we weave grief in the weft,

dark streaks that might be tears,

alongside the lemon-bright thread of laughter.

This time,

I’m grateful to wrap myself tight

in the memories of you. Grateful

as I go about another day.

 

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3 Responses to “poem- tricks”

  1. I enjoyed your words. It reminds me of times when I have walked my grandchildren’s blonde lab.

  2. Jim Stewart Says:

    Sweet. They give us their hearts forever and we reciprocate. As it should be.

  3. luciesmoker Says:

    Very touching. I have my own pet I’m still missing. Have a lovely day


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