Monday, June 1, 2009

in memory...



a sad week for us....and it was just a fluke...one of those difficult times for our family and friends...we had to say goodbye to our babies, fleetwood and egypt are labs, they themselves added much needed laughs and love to our lives...my neice sent me this poem that i thought i would share with all of you - for our family creatures touch us so...


The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close,we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.



2 comments:

AnneWitt1 said...

I am sorry about the loss of your two labs, Diane. Losing such wonderful buddies is painful. But the poem really accurately tells the true story. Your dogs are now pain-free and frolicking in doggy heaven!

Anne

Lana said...

Diane ~ I am sorry about your dogs. That was sweet of your niece to send you that poem ~ it says it all.