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The One Left Behind

Oh dog, sweet dog My companion and friend I wish our journey Did not have to end But I always knew that One would go first For that one to be me I feared as the worst No, not to save me From life’s certain demise, But to depart this world Looking in your brown eyes Because when I fail On the very next day To love you, feed you And be there to play You won’t understand Your heart will ask why? Did I not return From this final goodbye Did I stop loving you? Will my absence soon end? What was the crime? Can we make amends? Because a dog doesn’t know How life’s journey ends Their heart cannot grasp Why they’ve lost their best friend I too will feel pain And you will be so missed But I gave you my soul Fully knowing the risk So I brace to submit To the sorrow and crying And pray bear the burden As the one left behind

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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