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I wrote this poem for my Dog Max.  He was only 9 years old and passed away while I was on a business trip in Europe.  It was the toughest thing to be away from him and not to be able to get back in time.  My neighbor took her cell phone in to the vets so I could say goodbye to him.  That night he passed away and the words to this poem came in to my head.

What could I say that you don't already know One last word to share with you before you have to go After 9 years of being loved and loving everyday Was there really anything at all that we have left to say I loved you every second, every moment since we met You had the strongest sweetest soul I've come to know here yet I think my greatest comfort since we met until you passed Is I know I spent my time with you as if it were my last It really didn't shock me that you didn't stay so long The angel wings you flew in on have always fluttered strong It's funny when I think of all the things I did, and see If I was here to care for you or you to care for me? And so it's time to say farewell I'll do the best I can Until we're reunited my soft, sweet, bossy little man!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/20/2014 1:20:00 PM
Hi Scott, this is such a sad but beautiful piece! Excellent write that tugs at the heart! I extend a warm welcome to PoetrySoup and wish you happy writings. Pandita
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Date: 9/19/2014 8:38:00 AM
Scott, I 'm enjoying your poetry. You have a way with words. Keep them coming. Sherese
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Date: 9/18/2014 2:07:00 PM
Poignant and meter-perfect tribute to one sweet creature from a loving and caring God. Well done, Scott. I had a similar experience with one of our pets. I think you might enjoy reading "Tina - At Home In Our Hearts" written a few months back.... We have since lost Britney, Tina's running mate.... Part of her passing was due to grief.... Sharing seems to help the healing process..... Regards.... Jake
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Date: 9/18/2014 4:14:00 AM
Warm welcome to PoetrySoup,Scott - I choose your first lovely and moving written poem in rhyme - Nice to meet you! - Hope you will be satisfied with our "soup family" - we are many .. but has plenty of room for you too- Be kind and keep PoetrySoup as a haven -(Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours.) Thank you for posted your words and thoughts here, I want to come back to read more another day. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/17/2014 8:33:00 PM
I like it
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Date: 9/16/2014 5:54:00 PM
Hi Scott, this is sweet, and touching at the same time... , A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you enjoy the community. You'll find many friendly poets, who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I want to be the first to invite you on over, to the contest page. I OFFER MY CONTEST, in hopes it inspires you to write another poem. I'm looking forward to following you and your poetry:) Here's the link to the contest page. <---~Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@
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