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GOODBYE ZIGGY

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GOODBYE ZIGGY

He was the last, and now his gone
His body lies beneath the ground
No longer here for me to love
No longer can I will him stay

He was the last of a long long line
Of pets I’ve had since the beginning of time
He was the last, and I miss him
No tail that wags, no welcoming din

The black blanket of night
Is all around me
I can’t sleep with the memories
I can’t feel just any one thing

My head is still aching
From days of unrest
And my body is shaking
From memories at best

Fourteen years I loved that dog
My marriage gone and children grown
He stayed with me with heart and soul
Him and me is what I know

Its hard you know, when I come home
Not to hear his welcoming sounds
Not to have him at my side
No ear to scratch in the dark of night

I wanted him so much to stay
I didn’t want to face this day
I know some time we’ll meet again
When I’m through this earthly thing

There is only one thing left to say
And that is Goodbye Ziggy babe
I loved you then, I love you now
I miss you more than you will know

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  1. Date: 7/24/2008 11:14:00 AM
    this one brought tears to my eye. this was a poem that i can really relate to. I had this dog named shep from the time i was 8 until i was 17 and it really hurt when we lose them. I had to put down another dog named brandon nine days after my mom died in 1997. so i know how you feel. but it helps to write about them. so keep it up. and thank you for reading my poem. Always someone worse and for your comment.